Monthly Archives: May 2020

COVID-19: Virtual AGMs in Saskatchewan & Manitoba

This entry is part 29 of 33 in the series COVID-19.

Last week, both Saskatchewan and Manitoba issued Orders in Council to allow virtual meetings for corporations, adding to the list of provinces trying to provide flexibility for corporate meetings. Saskatchewan In Saskatchewan, OC 222/2020 authorizes non-profit corporations to hold annual general meetings (AGMs) by phone, video-conference or other electronic means,… More

COVID-19: Canada Emergency Community Support Fund Applications Open!

This entry is part 28 of 33 in the series COVID-19.

The federal government is making $350 million available to community organizations serving vulnerable Canadians. Applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund opened May 19. Access to funding is through three national intermediaries: United Way Centraide Canada Applications through local offices Application guide here Community Foundations of Canada Application page here… More

COVID-19: Private Schools Now Eligible for CEWS

This entry is part 27 of 33 in the series COVID-19.

Private schools are now eligible to qualify for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)! On May 15, 2020 the Department of Finance announced a number of regulatory changes to the program, including allowing non-public education and training institutions to qualify. Both for-profit and not-for-profit institutions are considered eligible entities and… More

COVID-19: Ontario Allows Drive-in Worship Services

This entry is part 26 of 33 in the series COVID-19.

On May 16, Ontario amended its emergency order to allow drive-in worship services. This brings Ontario in line with other provinces, including Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia which both already permit drive-in services. New Brunswick has guidelines for outdoor religious services and British Columbia has never prohibited worship services, but has… More

Canada Summer Jobs 2020: Approvals Now Available

This entry is part 27 of 27 in the series Canada Summer Jobs.

Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) approvals are now available online. Charities and churches should have received notification about their approvals or denials now that the government has released its list of 2020 recipients to the public. Last year faith-based organizations seemed to have less difficulty securing CSJ funds than in 2018… More

COVID-19: National Survey – Finding the Way Forward Together

This entry is part 25 of 33 in the series COVID-19.

What is the impact of COVID-19 on Christian ministries in Canada? We are conducting a national survey of ministry leaders to find out. CCCC is partnering with Flourishing Congregations Institute, Cardus, Rick Hiemstra (The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, James Watson(The Salvation Army in Canada) , Waybase, and Sam Reimer (Crandall… More

COVID-19: Privacy Commissioner’s Videoconferencing Tips

This entry is part 24 of 33 in the series COVID-19.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has posted videoconferencing tips on its blog. With the expansion of remote work videoconferencing has become a daily routine for many workplaces. Online meetings can present a new set of privacy concerns, and the OPC has outlined 11 tips to mitigate… More