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November 29, 2013

Miller Thomson kicked off National Philanthropy Day, November 14, 2013, by sponsoring a special month-long information feature on The Globe & Mail website. Lawyers from the firm’s Charities and Not-for-Profit Group contributed as follows:

  • Kate Lazier was quoted in the article “New legislation spurs big-picture thinking for non-profits”; 
  • Rachel Blumenfeld and Sandra Enticknap were quoted in the article “Research and tax incentives help maximize philanthropic impact”;
  • Robert Hayhoe provided a special information feature titled “CRA approach increases the stakes for charities”;
  • Amanda Stacey provided a special information feature titled “Protecting your gift to charity”; and
  • Brendan Burns provided an information feature for the Association of Fundraising professionals titled “New corporate vehicles for social enterprises in Canada”.

Robert Hayhoe presented “Social Enterprise/Anti-Spam” at a series of Grant Thornton seminars for Charities and Not-for-Profit Organizations held on November 1, 2013 in Barrie, ON; November 8, 2013 in Thornhill, ON; and November 20, 2013 in St. John’s, NL.

Susan Manwaring presented on “Social Enterprise and a Review of the Proposed Changes to Canada’s Anti-Spam Regulations”, at a Grant Thornton client seminar in Calgary on November 14, 2013.

Brenda Burns gave a presentation on “Community Contribution Companies” at a BDO workshop for not-for-profit organizations on November 14, 2013. 

Andrew Valentine wrote an article entitled “Diverse Vehicles for Diverse Charitable Goals: Knowing the Rules is Important” in Guide to Charitable Giving and Estate Planning, published as an insert to The Globe & Mail on November 28, 2013.

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