Andrew Valentine

Partner | Toronto

416.595.2980

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Andrew Valentine’s charities and non-profit law practice focuses on providing advice to organizations on issues including gift planning, incorporation and registration, ongoing compliance matters, and audits. Andrew also deals extensively with non-profit corporate governance and corporate structuring issues, advising on corporate restructuring, directors’ duties and liabilities, governance best practices, bylaws and policies, and membership disputes.

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2017 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 79 Miller Thomson lawyers across 30 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These latest rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer...

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Miller Thomson partners on first federally-funded social impact bond

On October 28, 2016, Canada’s Minister of Health, the Honourable Jane Philpott MP, along with Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (“HSFC”) and MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, announced Canada’s first ever federally-funded social impact bond (“SIB”). A SIB is...

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Lexpert recognizes 80 Miller Thomson lawyers

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce 80 lawyers across ten of our offices are recognized in the 2016 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as leading practitioners in their field. Published annually since 1997, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory...

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Miller Thomson Walk A Mile in Her Shoes—and raise more than $4,000

On May 21, Miller Thomson lawyers in the firm’s Toronto office participated in Walk A Mile in Her Shoes, the sixth annual walk through the streets of the city’s downtown to draw attention to the issue of violence against women...

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Miller Thomson to release comprehensive review of 2014 Federal Budget on February 11

  Tax lawyers Lyne Gaulin, Patrick Déziel and Andrew Valentine from our Toronto office will be in the Federal Budget Lock-up in Ottawa on February 11th to bring you the latest news on tax measures included in the 2014 Federal...

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Watch for Miller Thomson’s comprehensive review of this year’s Federal Budget for release on March 21st

Tax lawyers Lyne Gaulin, James Fraser and Andrew Valentine from our Toronto office will be in the Federal Budget Lock-up in Ottawa on March 21st to bring you the latest news on tax measures included in the 2013 Federal Budget....

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Miller Thomson lawyers discuss charities and social enterprise in The Lawyers Weekly.

Susan Manwaring and Andrew Valentine, lawyers in Miller Thomson Charity and Not-for-Profit Group, weigh in on the debate surrounding whether charities should consider for-profit business-like activities to accomplish a social purpose. They write: “For a registered charity considering a foray...

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Miller Thomson lawyers are featured authors in the recently released “2012 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada” detailing key developments in a number of practice areas.

In the just released 2012 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, a group of Miller Thomson practitioners were asked to share their insights into significant developments impacting the areas of Aboriginal law, Energy and Natural Resources,...

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Andrew Valentine speaks on legal developments in gift planning

Andrew Valentine speaks on “Recent Legal Developments in Gift Planning” at the Canadian Association of Gift Planners’ National Conference.

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Andrew Valentine speaks on charity law

Andrew Valentine is a speaker at the Ontario Bar Association’s Institute 2016 program on “Current Need-to-Know Topics in Charity Law”.

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Andrew Valentine, Karen Durell and Natasha Smith present on CASL

Andrew Valentine, Karen Durell and Natasha Smith speak on “Navigating CASL – A Fundraiser’s Guide” at the AFP Congress 2015.

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Andrew D. Valentine will be co-chairing at the OBA on Charity Law: What’s New and Emerging?

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Susan Manwaring, Natasha Smith and Andrew Valentine act as advisors at the Community Finance Solutions Lab at the Social Finance Forum hosted by MaRS.

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Susan Manwaring and Andrew Valentine speak on “Foreign Activities and CRA Guidelines” at World Vision Canada’s Law Day 2012.

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Amanda Stacey and Andrew Valentine guest lecture at Humber College Lakeshore campus on “Registering and Running a Charity”.

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Coffee Talk – Business Activities and Social Enterprise: Legal Considerations

Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group will host a complimentary webinar/audio conference on December 6, 2017 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “Business Activities and Social Enterprise: Legal Considerations“, presented by Karima Kanani and Andrew Valentine. This session will cover: What is social enterprise? Revenue generation and legal compliance Best practices...

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What’s Happening?

Karima Kanani and Andrew Valentine presented on “Business Activities and Social Enterprise:  Legal Considerations” in Coffee Talk:  A Miller Thomson LLP Health Industry Seminar Series in Toronto, ON on December 6, 2017.

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What’s Happening?

Nicole D’Aoust and Natasha Smith presented at the AFP Congress 2017 on the topic:  “You Can Donate That?! Non-traditional Gifts that can Make a Big Difference” in Toronto, ON on November 21, 2017. Kathryn Frelick and Karima Kanani presented a webcast...

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Changes Proposed to Expand Scope for Social Investments in Ontario

The Ontario Government recently released draft legislation aimed at various matters under the label of reducing red tape.  Contained in that legislation is a substantive change that is very significant for charities in Ontario.  This change has the potential of...

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Federal Government Announces Social Innovation Review Project

The federal government announced on June 8, 2017 that it is convening a committee to review and develop a strategy to advance social innovation and social finance in Canada. The new group, called the Social Innovation and Social Finance Co-Creation...

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Ontario Superior Court Comments on Director and Officer Duties

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice addresses directors’ duties towards the corporation and its employees.  Specifically, the court addressed whether a director or officer’s fiduciary duties extend to protecting an employee from the consequences of that...

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Tax Court Addresses Distinction between Employees and Independent Contractors

A recent decision of the Tax Court of Canada serves as a reminder that charities and non-profit organizations must ensure that they properly distinguish between employees and independent contractors. In Sistema Toronto Academy Inc. v. MNR, the Tax Court of...

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CRA Releases Guidance on Low Cost Housing Corporations for the Aged

In April, CRA released a short guidance, CG-025, which sets out the criteria that must be met by an organization seeking to be recognized as a low cost housing corporation for the aged. Such corporations, provided that they obtain and...

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Tax Treatment of Charitable Donations from Spousal Trusts

Your Guide to Charitable Giving and Estate Planning, Spring 2016

Understanding recent changes to estate taxation affects the use of spousal trusts Charities and advisors in the area of gift planning must ensure that they fully understand the rules surrounding donations to registered charities from spousal trusts. These rules have...

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Liberal Government Increases Top Tax Rates and Adjusts the Charitable Tax Credit at the Same Time!

On December 7, 2015, the Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, confirmed the intention of the Liberal Government to move ahead with their proposal to reduce the 22% personal income tax rate to 20.5% to strengthen the middle class.  He further...

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New CRA Advisory on Political Activities Focuses on Federal Election

On August 21, 2015, the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) published an important notice reminding charities of the rules in the Income Tax Act that prohibit registered charities, and charities’ staff and volunteers in their capacity as representatives of charities, from...

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Health minister announces groundbreaking federally-funded social impact bond

Counsel to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

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