Monthly Archives: September 2015

Federal Government to Match Charitable Donations towards Relief of Syrian Crisis

Authored by Nevena Urosevic, Associate Director of Legal Affairs On September 12, 2015, the Government of Canada announced the creation of the Syrian Emergency Relief Fund. The Government has promised to match every dollar donated by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities, up to $100 million, in order to bring… More

3 Website Myths . . . And 3 Ways to Debunk Them!

Your website is usually the first point of contact between your ministry and potential donors, visitors, or volunteers. It’s an opportunity to make a good first impression and encourage action—whether that be attending a worship service, making a donation, or signing up to volunteer. Unfortunately, many ministries don’t invest enough… More

Charitable Status of Un-Popular Opinion

This entry is part 14 of 42 in the series Trinity Western University.

In the recent edition of the Alberta publication Law Matters, law professor of tax law and policy, Saul Templeton of the University of Calgary wrote an article arguing that Trinity Western University’s (TWU) charitable status should be revoked.  Templeton’s article is not only provocative but, unfortunately, completely ignores charity law…. More

An Election Reminder to Charities: Do not engage in partisan political activities

Authored by Nevena Urosevic On August 21, 2015, the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) published an Advisory on partisan political activities. Though it is similar in content to the Policy Statement CPS-022 on Political Activities, and the guideline on Partisan political activities, it contains additional examples of partisan political activities not… More