Charities & Not-for-Profit

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Directors of not-for-profits and charities – resignation, removal and replacement

An effective board of directors is key to the success of any charity or not-for-profit entity (“NFP”). A frequent concern is what to do about directors who, for whatever reason, are no longer appropriate for the organization.  This article provides...

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Governance considerations for unincorporated associations that will pay off in the long run

Charities and non-profits are often faced with the question of whether to incorporate. Our simple answer is this: prevention is the best medicine. While members may have the best of intentions, a lack of forethought can have catastrophic outcomes. Any...

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Proclamation of ONCA postponed

The Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Service’s Director of Policy and Governance formally advised today that the implementation of the Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act, 2010, S.O. 2010 (“ONCA”) will be delayed beyond “early 2020”. The ONCA was passed in...

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You have to know who your members are (and know how to contact them)

Miller Thomson LLP’s Social Impact Group has produced a number of key articles this year to remind Canadian charities and non-profits (“NPOs”) that it is imperative to maintain accurate and up-to-date books and records for their organizations. Such legal information...

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Tis’ the season to be giving: some reminders on soliciting donations and receipt requirements (Alberta)

As many charities begin their final fundraising efforts for the year, please consider the following tips to ensure compliance with the Charitable Fund-raising Act (the “Act”) and the Regulation.  The following is a list of reminders when soliciting donations: If...

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Food donation laws in Canada

At this time of year, many charities ask for donations that can be provided to needy families in the form of Christmas hampers.  Other charities are preparing to serve holiday meals to the poor and homeless.  Many offices and apartment...

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BC Co-operatives and Small Business Venture Capital Tax Credits

British Columbia, like a number of other Canadian provinces (including Manitoba, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Nova Scotia), has established a venture capital tax credit program to encourage investment in certain targeted industries. In British Columbia this program has now...

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Mary Childs quoted in Business in Vancouver article on access to justice

Business in Vancouver, "Small businesses caught in legal missing middle"

Social Impact lawyer Mary Childs comments in an article on access to justice for small businesses. She also recently took part in a panel on “Bridging the Access to Justice Gap: How Business Lawyers Can Contribute”, hosted by the University...

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Attorney General: Oversight over Charities

On July 4, 2019, the Attorney General of British Columbia filed a Notice of Civil Claim (Vancouver Registry No. S-197487) against the Corporation of the District of West Vancouver (“West Vancouver”). In the Notice, the Attorney General claims that West...

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Best Practices for Membership Associations

There are many types of member-based organizations. These include trade and industry associations, community associations, lobbying groups, as well as non-profit social and athletic clubs. While they have many differences, common to each of these entities is a broad membership...

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Leading the way

We’re honoured to be selected among the 2019 STEP Private Client Award finalists for ‘Charity Team of the Year’. The global awards recognize and celebrate excellence among practitioners in the private client industry.

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Top Ranked Practice

Miller Thomson is recognized as a top-ranking Band 1 firm for Charities and Not-For-Profit in the 2019 Chambers Canada Guide.

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