The Ontario Human Rights Commission Provides Guidance on Medical Documentation and Accommodation

Authored by Philip A.S. Milley, Associate Director, Legal Affairs  On February 1, 2017 the Ontario Human Rights Commission (the “OHRC”) published guidance for employers on the type and scope of medical documentation needed to support a disability-related accommodation request. The OHRC policy position can be accessed here (the “OHRC Policy”). While employers… More

CRA Publishes New Page on Cause-Related Marketing

Authored by Philip A.S. Milley, Associate Director of Legal Affairs On February 9, 2017 CRA published guidance on the issue of issuing receipts related to cause-related marketing. The new CRA webpage can be accessed here. According to CRA, cause-related marketing is a fundraising activity where a charity promotes the sale of… More

CRA Releases Folio on Split Receipting and Deemed Fair Market Value

Authored by Philip Milley, Associate Director of Legal Affairs The Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) recently released a folio on Split-receipting and Deemed Fair Market Value. This folio provides CRA’s technical interpretation of subsections 248(30) to (41) of the Income Tax Act. CRA’s less technical discussion of the split receipting rules which were… More

New Document Retention Requirements for Ontario Not-for-Profits with Ownership Interest in Land

Authored by Philip A.S. Milley, Associate Director, Legal Affairs On December 10, 2016 Bill 144, the Budget Measures Act, 2015 came into force which enacted several new statutes, including the Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 (the “FCPA”). Various provisions of the FCPA came into force on December 10, 2016 that amended several Ontario statues, including… More

Three Things Charities Should Know about Alberta’s Proposed Workplace Harassment Legislation

Authored by Philip Milley, Associate Director of Legal Affairs On November 9, 2016 Bill 208, Occupational Health and Safety (Protection from Workplace Harassment) Amendment Act, 2016  was tabled in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. This proposed legislation aims to amend the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “Act”) to include a prohibition on… More

Nova Scotia’s Proposed Accessibility Act

Authored by Philip Milley, Associate Director of Legal Affairs On November 3, 2016 Bill 59, the newly proposed Accessibility Act passed second reading in the Nova Scotia Legislature. This proposed legislation is aimed at ensuring accessibility and developing minimum accessibility standards which will result in increased obligations on organizations throughout Nova Scotia…. More