Today, the Minister of National Revenue announced the complete formation of the federal government’s Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector. The government’s decision to create this Committee is a landmark development for the charitable sector in Canada. The purpose of the Committee is to discuss and study topics of relevance to the sector and to provide recommendations on emerging issues facing the sector to the Minister of National Revenue and the Commissioner of the Canada Revenue Agency’s Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch.
Susan Manwaring, national leader of Miller Thomson LLP’s Social Impact Group, will serve as one of 14 non-government Committee members. There are a further 3 Committee members from government. The full roster can be found on the Government of Canada’s website.
Susan has over 20 years of experience providing legal advice to the charitable and non-profit sector. Susan is a recognized leader in the field, having been awarded most recently a 2019 Lexpert Zenith Award in recognition of her role as a change agent in the evolution of social finance and the rules that previously restricted Canadian charities’ involvement in public policy matters.
Miller Thomson LLP, and our entire Social Impact team, would like to congratulate Susan on this significant achievement!