Series: COVID-19

Coronavirus: Inform & Prepare Your Organization

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series COVID-19.

NOTE: This blog was posted on March 6, 2020. In the current context, information is changing on a rapid basis. Given these frequent changes, we recommend regularly consulting the Public Health Agency of Canada and your regional public health authority for the most up to date guidance and recommendations. Coronavirus…. More

COVID-19: T3010 Filing Extension & CCCC Resources

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series COVID-19.

In response to changing circumstances related to COVID-19, the public and private sectors are finding ways to adapt, including by extending deadlines and moving to online services. CRA Charities Directorate is no exception. It recently announced the deadline for all T3010 filings due between March 18, 2020 – December 31, 2020 will… More

Essential Workplaces in Ontario: What about Churches and Charities?

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series COVID-19.

Late on Monday, March 23, 2020, the Ontario government issued a list of essential workplaces that will be allowed to continue operating. The list can be found here. “Businesses” includes both for profit and non-profit entities. Churches operating solely as religious institutions are not included as an essential service. Charities may fall… More

COVID-19: CCCC Advocates for Churches

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series COVID-19.

The Ontario government has ordered the closure of non-essential workplaces, leaving many churches wondering how they can continue engaging in core ministry activities. Barry W. Bussey, Director of Legal Affairs at CCCC, has written to all Ontario government MPPs expressing concerns churches have over access to their places of worship…. More

COVID-19: CCCC Advocates for Churches – UPDATE

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series COVID-19.

An Ontario MPP has provided CCCC with a statement from the Premier’s Office in response to our questions. Further, all organized public events of over fifty people are also prohibited, including parades and events and communal services within places of worship. These orders were approved by the Lieutenant Governor in… More