Social Impact Newsletter

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December 13, 2018

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Change on the Horizon: Significant Amendments to Canada’s Trademark Laws Take Effect on June 17, 2019: What Charities and Not-for-Profits Can Do Now to Prepare

Catherine M. Dennis Brooks, David Schnurr

First tabled in 2014, Canada’s trademark regime changes are finally set to take effect on June 17, 2019. The trademark regime changes represent the most significant changes to Canada’s trademark laws (in both substance and procedure) since 1954 and are...


CRA Announces Project on Ineligible Individuals Serving on Charity Boards

Robert B. Hayhoe

The Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) has just released its Report on the Charities Program 2015-2016 (the “Report”) in which it reports to the Canadian public on what it has been engaged in during the 2015-2016 fiscal period.  While the Report...


Ontario Court Rejects Claim for Return of Donation: A Reminder of the Importance of Written Gift Agreements

Andrew Valentine

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice addressed a claim by a donor seeking a return of a charitable donation.  The case is a reminder of the critical importance of documenting clearly in writing the terms of...


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