Social Impact Newsletter

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June 13, 2019

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Advocacy by Canadian Not-For-Profits – Lobbying Rules and Election Advertising

Mary Childs

Canadian charities will be aware that there is now no limit on the resources a Canadian charity can devote to “Public Policy Dialogue and Development Activities” (PPDDAs). PPDDAs are non-partisan activities a charity carries on to participate in the public policy...


Charitable Fundraising Co-Promotions

Kelly Harris

Social impact and charitable organizations are increasingly partnering with for-profit companies to run charitable co-promotions, such as those bundling a donation with a purchase or those requesting that consumers contribute to a fundraising campaign. While the receiving organizations benefit from...


Charities and Giving – New Digital Service

Rosie Fiorentino (Law Clerk) The Canada Revenue Agency Charities Directorate launched its new digital services for charities offered through a new system called My Business Account, on June 1, 2019. Registered charities can now, among other things, apply for charitable...


What’s Happening

Gwenyth Stadig, Mary Childs

We’re pleased to welcome Associate Gwenyth Stadig to the Social Impact group. Based in the Kitchener-Waterloo office, Gwenyth focuses her practice on assisting voluntary sector organizations with legal services to help them navigate the complex regulatory environments that are unique to the...


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