Meg Berkovitz (née Spevak)

Associate | Toronto

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Portrait of Meg Berkovitz (née Spevak)

What’s Happening

Karima Kanani and Meg Spevak will be presenting on “Are You Ready? New Amendments to Non-Profit Governance in Ontario” to members of the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario in Toronto, ON on May 11, 2018. Susan Manwaring will be speaking...

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What’s Happening?

Susan Manwaring spoke on the topic:  “Protecting Your Private Club’s Tax Exempt Status” at The Canadian Society of Club Managers’ BMI General Manager/COO Course at Ryerson University in Toronto, ON on January 27, 2018. Karima Kanani and Meg Spevak presented a webcast...

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Amendments to Non-Profit Governance in Ontario

The Ontario Corporations Act (“OCA”) was recently amended after not being substantially updated in many years.  In November 2017, the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 made certain amendments to the OCA to bring long desired flexibility to the Ontario...

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Public Hospital Advisory: Hospital Naming Directive Now Effective

On October 12, 2017, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (the “Ministry”) issued a Hospital Naming Directive (the “Naming Directive”) setting out naming criteria and the approval process that all Ontario hospitals must follow when changing their corporate name or...

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October 16, 2017 Deadline to Submit Applications for Community Hub Surplus Property Transition Initiative

The Province of Ontario recently announced a Surplus Property Transition Initiative  (the “Initiative”), aimed at addressing barriers to the development of community hubs. The Initiative builds upon the recommendations identified in the Province’s Community Hubs in Ontario: A Strategic Framework & Action Plan....

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Annual Returns Due Date Approaching for Ontario Health Service Providers

Under the Corporations Information Act (Ontario), corporations are required to file an Annual Return with the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (the “Ministry”) within six months of the corporation’s financial year end to update the public record. The Annual...

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Increased Access to Surplus Property Available for Health and Community Hubs in Ontario

Effective September 1, 2016, the Disposition of Surplus Real Property Regulation to the Ontario Education Act(the “Disposition of Surplus Property Regulation”) was amended with the intention to reduce barriers to the formation of health and community hubs in Ontario. The changes...

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Annual Returns Due Date Approaching for Ontario Health Service Providers

Under the Corporations Information Act (Ontario) (the “Act”), corporations are required to file an Annual Return with the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (the “Ministry”) within six months of the corporation’s financial year end to update the public record....

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New Opportunity for Health Service Providers to Collaborate in Health Technology Development

MaRS Discovery District recently announced a new initiative called Innovation Partnership: Procurement by Co-Design. It offers start-up technology companies an opportunity to collaborate with Ontario-based, publicly funded healthcare service providers in the development of technology which is specifically tailored to...

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Public Hospital Advisory: New Ontario Ministry of Health Consultation Requirements for Legal, Business and Operating Names

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (the “Ministry”) has issued a memorandum requesting that all public hospitals in Ontario consult with the Ministry when considering changes to their legal, business or operating names. It is unclear at this...

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Open for Comment: Ontario Ministry of Health Releases Proposals for Health Care Reform

On December 17, 2015, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (the “Ministry”) released its Patients First Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care in Ontario (the “Proposal”). The Proposal includes four key components, as follows: More effective integration of...

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New Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act – Further Implementation Delays

The in-force date of Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (the “New Act”) has been further delayed.  The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services recently announced that it will now provide 24 months’ notice before the New Act is proclaimed into force. ...

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BPSAA Changes In Force January 1, 2016 – Business Plan Publication and Compliance Attestations

Effective January 1, 2016 the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 (the “BPSAA”) will be amended to include new sections around the publication of business plans and compliance attestations by designated broader public sector organizations. The amendments will allow the...

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REB of Record: Does your organization need an ‘REB of Record Agreement’?

Organizations engaged in research involving humans are required to have proposed projects reviewed by a research ethics board (“REB”). Under the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (the “Policy”), an organization is responsible for establishing or appointing a...

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