Tag Archives: charities

COVID-19: Accessing Restricted Funds – Clarifications from the Ontario Public Guardian & Trustee

This entry is part 20 of 30 in the series COVID-19.

In an earlier post, we shared the Ontario Public Guardian and Trustee’s (OPGT) temporary guidance for accessing restricted funds. Since then, a number of questions have arisen and the OPGT has provided a list of six Q&A’s to help clarify a number of situations. These are reproduced below. Question regarding… More

COVID-19: Flexibility for Corporate AGMs in BC, Nova Scotia, Ontario

This entry is part 19 of 30 in the series COVID-19.

As emergency orders remain in place limiting gathering sizes, many annual general meetings (AGM) can no longer be held in a traditional, in-person format. Some corporate by-laws may already address the use of phone or virtual meeting options. Below is a brief overview of additional directions and orders in BC,… More

COVID-19: CCCC Calls for a Matching Funds Program to Support Charities

This entry is part 18 of 30 in the series COVID-19.

Read CCCC’s Funding Proposal to the Federal Government CCCC has written to the Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development with a funding proposal to sustain and strengthen the charitable sector during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, when demand for services is very high, but significant decreases in donations… More

COVID-19: CRA Charities Directorate Resumes Call Centre Operations

This entry is part 17 of 30 in the series COVID-19.

The Charities Directorate announced today that its call centre has resumed operations. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday (except statutory holidays), 9am – 5 pm, local time at 1-800-267-2384. The news release notes that the Directorate is working toward a gradual resumption of other services, such as online registrations. Audit activities… More

COVID-19: Alberta Suspends In-Person Meetings under Societies Act

This entry is part 15 of 30 in the series COVID-19.

On April 9, 2020 Alberta issued a Ministerial Order that provides the following administrative relief for organizations incorporated under the Societies Act: Obligations to hold in-person meetings are suspended (s 25 Societies Act) but nothing in the suspension precludes a society from holding a remote meeting using video or teleconferencing… More

COVID-19: Manitoba Limits Public Gatherings to TEN people

This entry is part 8 of 30 in the series COVID-19.

Effective today, Monday March 30, 2020 Manitoba’s Chief Provincial Public Officer of Health has issued an order under s.67 of the Public Health Act prohibiting public gatherings of more than 10 people at any indoor or outdoor place or premises. It specifically includes places of worship, social gatherings and family… More