Monthly Archives: March 2017

Three Important Changes Affecting Charities This July

Authored by Philip A.S. Milley, Associate Director Legal Affairs July 1, 2017: CASL Private Right of Action Available  and Stricter Implied Consent Provisions In-Force Changes to Implied Consent Three Important Changes Affecting Charities This July Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (“CASL”) will celebrate its third anniversary since coming into effect on July 1,… More

Job Opportunity: Manager, Communications

In this contract position you’ll be part of a fast-paced and collaborative team that helps Christian charities be exemplary, healthy, and effective. ARE YOU THE ONE THAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR? Are you a communications professional that feels called to use your skills and charity experience to benefit thousands of… More

Job Opportunity: Manager, Knowledge Development

In this contract position you’ll be part of a fast-paced and creative team that helps Christian charities be exemplary, healthy, and effective. ARE YOU THE ONE THAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR? Do you love writing, continuous learning and explaining things to others? Do you feel called to use your skills… More

Voices: On Trusting God Rather Than Freaking Out

A couple of summers ago, my family and I had a two-week vacation in the U.K., our first vacation ever that did not involve visiting family! Everywhere we went, gift shops had all kinds of merchandise carrying this phrase: “Keep Calm and Carry On.” Now I see it appearing here in… More

Charity Highlights of Budget 2017

Authored By Philip A.S. Milley Associate Director, Legal Affairs Today the Hon. Bill Morneau tabled Budget 2017 (the “Budget”). Like Budget 2016, which we previously reviewed, Budget 2017 contains only two minor references to charities. Both references appear at pages 207 – 208 and relate to removing minor tax incentives for certain charitable donations. The first… More

Church Successfully Defends Personal Injury Lawsuit from Volunteer

Authored by Philip A.S. Milley, Associate Director, Legal Affairs All churches at some point require renovations and general maintenance. Many churches wishing to spruce up their premises or cover up tired otherwise outdated paint colours enlist volunteer congregants to do the work. Congregants are generally eager to lend a hand… More