Social Impact Newsletter

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July 6, 2016

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Ontario Moves Forward with Its Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-2021

Susan M. Manwaring

Minister Brad Duguid attended the Unpacking Impact Conference on June 21, 2016 and announced the Ontario Government’s commitment to a five year social enterprise strategy.  Minister Duguid committed Ontario to supporting a thriving marketplace of sustainable and scalable social enterprises...


An In-depth Look at Nova Scotia’s New Community Interest Companies

Natasha Smith

Earlier this month, Nova Scotia announced the coming into force of the long awaited Community Interest Companies Act (“CICA”).  This new law allows new and existing businesses incorporated under the Companies Act (Nova Scotia) (“CA”) to apply for designation as...


Competition Bureau Ramps Up Investigations into Donation Fraud

Kelly Harris

The Competition Bureau (the “Bureau”) has recently been increasing its oversight over false and misleading representations made in connection with charitable claims. The Bureau is the government regulator responsible for investigating and enforcing deceptive marketing and advertising practices in Canada. ...


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