Category Archives: Charity law and policy

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

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

Police Record Check Reform Act, 2015: What it means for charities in Ontario

Authored by Nevena Urosevic, Associate Director of Legal Affairs On December 1, 2015, the Ontario government unanimously enacted the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015  (the “Act”), also known as Bill 113. While the Act is not yet in force, it is expected that the in force date will be announced shortly. The Act circumscribes… More