Social Impact Newsletter

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April 2012

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2012 National Charity Law Symposium

Robert Hayhoe will be among the speakers presenting at this year’s Canadian Bar Association and Ontario Bar Association National Charity Law Symposium. Robert will be providing an update on charity law issues arising from the 2011 and 2012 Federal Budgets. ...


CRA Releases Updated Fundraising Guidance

Andrew Valentine

CRA has just released an updated version of its guidance on fundraising activities by registered charities.  The new Guidance GC-013 Fundraising by Registered Charities, was issued on April 20, 2012, and replaces former Guidance CPS-028, which was originally released on...


Ontario Court Confirms Costs Consequences of Litigation Positions

Robert B. Hayhoe

In our December 2011 issue we wrote on the decision of the Ontario Superior Court in VON Canada v. Greater Hamilton Wellness Foundation.  The Court found that the Foundation, which had been established under the name of the Victorian Order of...


BC Legislative Assembly Introduces New Community Contribution Company

Susan M. Manwaring

Social enterprise and social finance are topics of great interest today to many charitable and non-profit organizations in our communities.  In addition, governments at all levels have started to talk about revenue generation by organizations in the charities and non-profit...


Transition Under the Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act, 2010

Kate Lazier

Non-share capital corporations incorporated in Ontario under the Corporations Act (Ontario), or under their own special legislation, will soon be governed by the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (ONCA).   The ONCA will come into force on a day to be named.   The Ontario Ministry...


Privacy Law Primer for Alberta Charities and Non-Profits

In Alberta, both federal and provincial privacy statutes govern the collection, use and disclosure of personal information.  These are the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and the Alberta Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), which impact for-profit entities...


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