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April 7, 2020

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COVID-19 pandemic economic and tax measures for charities and not-for-profits

Robert B. Hayhoe, Gwenyth Stadig

Canada’s federal government continues to announce new economic measures to help stabilize the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Outlined below are the measures announced thus far by the federal government, along with expansions to existing programs, that are available to...


Accessing restricted funds amidst the COVID-19 crisis

Andrew Valentine

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting measures to encourage and enforce social distancing have resulted in a severe economic slowdown that is widely expected to lead to a deep recession, if not worse.  This downturn has hit charities hard.  Foundations have...


CNCA annual return extension and annual meetings

Natasha Smith, Brittney Lines

Corporations Canada has issued the following two publications in light of the COVID-19 outbreak: Corporations Canada extends annual return deadlines to September 30 for federal corporations during the COVID-19 outbreak – issued April 1, 2020 Here is the link. Corporations...


How to hold members’ and directors’ meetings despite COVID-19: A provincial overview

Jordyn Allan, J. Allison Barkwell, Mary Childs, Sarah Fitzpatrick, Troy McEachren, David Tang, Katrina Kairys, Anna Kosa

This article was updated on April 24, 2020 Provinces across Canada have declared states of emergencies or public health emergencies, and issued restrictions on mass gatherings. These restrictions range from banning all gatherings to limiting the number of people who...


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