Social Impact Newsletter

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April 2014

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What’s Happening Around Miller Thomson?

Sandra Enticknap spoke at the 21st Annual CAGP*ACPDP National Conference in Vancouver on “Donations from Wills and Trusts” on April 9, 2014 and April 11, 2014. At the same conference on April 10, 2014, Sandra participated in a panel with...

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Miller Thomson Welcomes New Charity Law and Private Client Specialist

We are pleased to announce that Sheila Crummey has joined Miller Thomson’s Private Client and Charities and Not-for-Profit Groups.  Sheila is a leading expert in the area of Wills and estate planning as well as in charity and non-profit law....

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2014 National Charity Law Symposium

The Canadian Bar Association and Ontario Bar Association National Charity Law Symposium will be held in Toronto on Friday, May 23, 2014, at the Toronto Board of Trade.  It is an annual day-long conference featuring a range of leading experts...

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Canadian Senate Proposes Amendments to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

On April 8th, the Senate of Canada introduced Bill S-4, which proposes various amendments to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).  The short title of this Bill is the Digital Privacy Act. PIPEDA applies to all organizations...

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City of Toronto Studies Social Programs in Churches After Sale of Church Properties

Churches and religious groups have always worked to improve the communities in which they operate, often including the provision of services for those in need.  These services have sometimes received funding from government and sometimes not, but have always been...

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CRA Updates Policy on Charitable Provision of Housing

Natasha Smith

Earlier this year, CRA released an updated Guidance (CG-022) on Housing and Charitable Registration.  The new Guidance replaces CRA’s former policy statement on the subject, and sets out CRA’s position on the tax rules surrounding the provision of housing that...

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New CRA Resources

Andrew Valentine

The CRA Charities Directorate has released new resources in 2014 that will be of interest to charities and their donors. New Videos on Political Activities CRA has released three short videos that provide an outline of the rules related to...

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