Welcome to Carters Professional Corporation (Carters)

A dynamic law firm established in Orangeville Ontario in January 2001, with offices also in Ottawa and Toronto. Carters has developed an excellent reputation in the practice areas listed below, with numerous lawyers having been recognized by Lexpert and Best Lawyers as leaders in their areas of practice.

The lawyers and staff at Carters are committed to excellence in providing clients with complete legal solutions for their unique needs. The firm is specialized in church, charity and not-for-profit laws, ADR, civil and commercial litigation; corporate, employment, intellectual property, copyright and trade-marks, personal injury, privacy, anti-terrorism, real estate, wills & estate administration.

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COVID-19 Resources for Charities & NFPs
New order extends deadlines for federal businesses, not-for-profits and cooperatives during COVID-19
Provided by Corporations Canada, current as of August 7, 2020
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BILL C-20 Enacts Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19)
By Carters, August 7, 2020
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Government Announces New Extension of CECRA Rent Relief for Small Businesses through August
Provided by the Department of Finance Canada, current as of July 31, 2020
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Significant Amendments Proposed to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy ("CEWS")
By Carters, July 30, 2020
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End of COVID-19 Emergency in Ontario Under New Reopening Legislation
By Carters, July 30, 2020
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Ontario Moving Toronto and Peel Region into Stage 3 of COVID-19 Reopening
Provided by the Government of Ontario, current as of July 29, 2020
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Significant Amendments Proposed to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy ("CEWS")
By Terrance S. Carter, Barry W. Kwasniewski and Luis R. Chacin, July 24, 2020
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Ontario Moving to Stage 3 of COVID-19 Reopening Framework
By Carters, July 15, 2020
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Government Announces Extension of the Canada Emergency Rent Assistance (CECRA) and Simplified Application Process
Provided by the Department of Finance Canada, current as of June 30, 2020
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Mitigating Financial Losses and Navigating the Courts During COVID-19
By Sean S. Carter and Heidi LeBlanc, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 476, June 25, 2020.
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Full listing of Publications

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Recent News Releases and Publications
Charity & NFP Law Update - June 2020
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Mitigating Financial Losses and Navigating the Courts During COVID-19
By Sean S. Carter and Heidi LeBlanc, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 476, June 25, 2020.
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COVID-19 Rent Relief for Commercial Landlords and Tenants
By Adriel N. Clayton and Luis R. Chacin, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 475, June 25, 2020.
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Stage 2 of Reopening Ontario: An Overview for Charities and Not-For-Profits
By Terrance S. Carter, Barry W. Kwasniewski and Esther Shainblum, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 474, June 25, 2020.
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COVID-19 Rent Relief for Commercial Landlords and Tenants
By Adriel N. Clayton and Luis R. Chacin, Business Law Bulletin No. 4, June 12, 2020.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - May 2020
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Ontario Court of Appeal Overturns Finding of Charitable Purpose Trust
By Jennifer M. Leddy, Terrance S. Carter and Adriel N. Clayton, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 473, May 28, 2020.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - April 2020
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Practical Strategies for Dealing with Termination of Contracts in a Pandemic
By Sean S. Carter and Heidi Leblanc, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 472, April 30, 2020.
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COVID-19 Federal Government Support for Charities and NFPs
By Terrance S. Carter and Luis R. Chacin, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 471, April 30, 2020.
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Ontario PGT Allows Access to Retricted Chairitable Purpose Funds
By Ryan M. Prendergast, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 470, April 30, 2020.
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Direction and Control: Current Regime and Alternatives
By Terrance S. Carter and Theresa L.M. Man, April 2020, Charity & NFP Law Update, April 30, 2020. Paper
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Special COVID-19 Edition - Charity & NFP Law Update - March 2020
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Federal and Ontario Measures in Response to COVID-19 Impacting Charities and Not-for-Profits
By Terrance S. Carter and Jacqueline M. Demczur, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 469, March 24, 2020.
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Privacy and Data Security in Response to COVID-19
By Esther Shainblum, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 468, March 24, 2020.
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COVID-19 and the Perfomance of Contracts
By Luis R. Chacin and Adriel N. Clayton, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 467, March 24, 2020.
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NFP Board and Members' Meetings Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
By Theresa L.M. Man, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 466, March 24, 2020.
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Employer Obligations and Considerations in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 465, March 24, 2020.
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Due Diligence by Directors and Officers of Charities and NFPs in Response to COVID-19
By Terrance S. Carter and Ryan M. Prendergast, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 464, March 24, 2020.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - February 2020
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Privacy Law Update
By Esther Shainblum, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 463, February 27, 2020.
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One Incident of Sexual Harassment Justified Termination for Cause
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 462, February 27, 2020.
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Competition Bureau's Role in Digital Advertising: Implications for Charities and Not-for-Profits
By Terrance S. Carter and Luis R. Chacin, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 461, February 27, 2020.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - January 2020
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Voluntary Association's Constitution and By-Laws Found to be Contractual
By Jacqueline M. Demczur and Esther S.J. Oh. Church Law Bulletin No. 57, January 30, 2020.
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Termination Clause Found to be Void and Unenforceable by the Court of Appeal
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 460, January 30, 2020.
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The CRA's Guidance on Journalism: Clarifying Tax Credits, QCJOs and RJOs
By Terrance S. Carter and Ryan M. Prendergast, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 459, January 30, 2020.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - November 2019
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Employee Taking Videos of Customer Results in Termination for Cause
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 458, November 28, 2019.
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Recent Developments in Information Technology Law Affecting Charities and NFPs
By Sean S. Carter, Esther Shainblum and Luis R. Chacin, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 457, November 28, 2019.
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Carters Law Firm
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Tel: (519) 942-0001

Ottawa Office
Tel: (613) 235-4774

Toronto Office
Tel: (416) 675-3766

 
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Events & Presentations
Carters Spring 2020 Charity & NFP Webinar Series
The sixth of the Series of seven Webinars was held on June 17, 2020 with a session by Esther S.J. Oh and Sean S. Carter entitled "Managing Sexual Abuse Claims: The New Reality for Churches & Charities".
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Carters Spring 2020 Charity & NFP Webinar Series
The Fifth of a Series of Seven Webinars was held on June 3, 2020 with a session by Esther Shainblum entitled "Navigating Privacy Breaches for Charities and NFPs".
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Carters Spring 2020 Charity & NFP Webinar Series
The Fourth of a Series of Seven Webinars was held on May 20, 2020 with a session by Terrance S. Carter entitled "Evolving Trends in Philanthropy: More Than Just Charitable Donations".
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Carters Spring 2020 Charity & NFP Webinar Series
The Third of a Series of Seven Webinars was held on May 6, 2020 with a session by Theresa L.M. Man entitled "Governance 101 for Charities & NFPs: Back to the Basics".
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Carters Spring 2020 Charity & NFP Webinar Series
The Second of a Series of Seven Webinars was held on April 29, 2020 with a session by Barry W. Kwasniewski entitled "You Can't Fire Me for That: I'm Off Duty!".
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Carters 2020 Spring Charity & NFP Webinar Series
The first of the Series of Webinars was held on April 15, 2020 with a session by Sepal Bonni entitled "New Trademarks Act Now In Force: What It Means To Your Charity or MFP".
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The Ottawa Region 2020 Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Seminar
was held on February 13, 2020. The Ottawa Region Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Seminar is designed to assist charities and not-for-profits in understanding developing trends in the law in order to reduce unnecessary exposure to legal liability.
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2019 26th Annual Church & Charity Law Seminar
was held on November 7, 2019. The Church & Charity Law Seminar is designed to assist churches and charities in understanding developing trends in the law in order to reduce unnecessary exposure to legal liability.
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