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November 23, 2017

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Canada Revenue Agency Releases Guidance on B.C. Societies Act

Sarah Fitzpatrick

The Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) has released information on the new B.C. Societies Act for B.C. societies that are registered charities (“Societies Act”). The Societies Act, which came into force on November 28, 2016, affects all societies created in B.C....


Vos obligations en matière de sauvegarde et de destruction de renseignements personnels

Imran Ahmad, Éloïse Gagné

Dans notre précédent article, nous avons déterminé que les organisations à but non lucratif peuvent être assujetties à l’application de la Loi sur la protection des renseignements personnels et les documents électroniques (la « Loi »). Ceci dit, qu’on soit assujetti ou...


When Good Directors Go Bad: Removing Directors of Not-For-Profit Corporations

Lampros Stougiannos

Getting rid of an absent, undedicated, or counterproductive director is a delicate task, especially when he or she has a number of years left on their term.  While “putting up” with a disruptive director may be possible, it becomes impractical...


Cutting Red Tape Act Now in Force

Natasha Smith

As previously reported, Bill 154, The Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 (the “Act”), proposed a number of changes to the Ontario Corporations Act (summarized in this article) as well as the Charities Accounting Act (summarized in this article).  Many of these changes were...


Law Society of Ontario Approves Charities and Non-Profits Providing Legal Services

Robert B. Hayhoe

On September 28, 2017, the Law Society of Ontario, the self-governing regulator for the legal profession, approved in principle, the provision of legal services by civil society organizations – charities and non-profits. These services will need to be provided for...


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