Social Impact Newsletter

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February 10, 2022

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Update on Bill S-216: The Effective and Accountable Charities Act

Kristina Roberts

A year ago, Senator Ratna Omidvar tabled a bill (originally Bill S-222) proposing changes to the Income Tax Act (Canada). The changes would allow charities to collaborate with other organizations more efficiently, furthering the potential to create positive impact in...

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What is a charitable purpose? Jim Crerar Charitable Trust (Re)

Sarah Fitzpatrick

What is “charity” in a legal sense has developed through judge-made common law. The definition is an important one as organizations that are registered charities must be constituted and operated exclusively for charitable purposes. It is also important for charitable...

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