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CAGP (Canadian Association of Gift Planners) - ACPDP Annual National Conference
held from April 9-11, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia, featured a presentation by Terrance S. Carter entitled "Issues Arising from Management of Endowment Funds." PDF HANDOUT
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Imagine Canada's Charity Tax Tools Webinar
held on March 25, 2014, was a presentation by Barry W. Kwasniewski entitled "The Do's and Don'ts of Employee Acquisition and Termination for Charities and Non-Profit Organizations." PDF HANDOUT
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Halton Nonprofit Network
hosted an event on February 26, 2014 featuring a presentation by Terrance S. Carter entitled "Directors and Officers Liability: The Essentials and Beyond for Charities and Not-for-Profits." PDF HANDOUT
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Imagine Canada's FREE Charity Tax Tools Webinar
held on February 25, 2014 was a presentation by Ryan M. Prendergast entitled "Navigating Canada's New Anti-Spam Laws for Charities and Non-Profit Organizations." PDF HANDOUT
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The Ottawa Region Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Seminar
was held at the Centurion Conference Centre in Ottawa on Thursday, February 13, 2014. Materials are now available.
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The OBA Institute - The Latest Developments in Charity & Not-For-Profit Law
held on February 7, 2014, included a presentation from Karen J. Cooper entitled "NPOs Making Money ... and Other Compliance Issues." PDF HANDOUT
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CSAE Trillium Chapter 4th Annual Winter Summit
held on January 30, 2014, included a presentation by Terrance S. Carter and Ryan M. Prendergast entitled "Complying with Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation: Legal Updates for Associations." PDF HANDOUT
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CSAE Trillium Chapter 4th Annual Winter Summit
held on January 30, 2014, included a presentation by Theresa L.M. Man and Terrance S. Carter entitled "Legal Update on Maintaining NPO Status." PDF HANDOUT
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Imagine Canada's Charity Tax Tools Webinar
held on January 28, 2014 featured a presentation by Terrance S. Carter entitled "Drafting Issues for Restricted Gift Agreements Including Endowments."
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Redeemer University
had Terrance S. Carter as a guest lecturer during their Not-for-Profit Management course on January 9, 2014, with his session entitled "Legal Context of the Not-for-Profit Sector." PDF HANDOUT
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Charity Law Update - March 2014
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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Ontario Court Rules Iranian Assets Subject to Seizure in Terrorist Case
By Sean S. Carter and Nancy E. Claridge. Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert No. 35, March 27, 2014.
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Common Law Duties and Liabilities of Directors In Fundraising
By Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 337, March 26, 2014.
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CNCA Continuance Process - An Update
By Theresa L.M. Man. Charity Law Bulletin No. 336, March 26, 2014.
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Report On Impact Investing In Canada
By Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 335, March 26, 2014.
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SCC Rules: Do Not Deduct Pension Benefits from Wrongful Dismissal Damages
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 334, March 26, 2014.
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Charity Law Update - February 2014
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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BC Supreme Court Authorizes Total Return Investment Strategy
By Terrance S. Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 333, February 27, 2014.
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FATF Mutual Evaluation of Canada's Anti-Money Laundering Measures
By Nancy E. Claridge and Terrance S. Carter. Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert No. 34, February 26, 2014.
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CRA Guidance on Charities That Provide Housing
By Theresa L.M. Man. Charity Law Bulletin No. 332, February 26, 2014.
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Court Awards Human Rights Damages in Wrongful Dismissal Lawsuit
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 331, February 26, 2014.
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Budget 2014: Impact on Charities
By Karen Cooper, Theresa Man, Nancy Claridge, Sean Carter, Ryan Prendergast and Terrance Carter. Charity Law Bulletin No. 330, February 12, 2014.
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Charity Law Update - January 2014
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments
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CRA Guidance on Promotion of Health and Charitable Registration
By Terrance S. Carter and Karen J. Cooper. Charity Law Bulletin No. 329, January 29, 2014.
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Here Comes Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation: Is Your Organization Prepared?
By Ryan M. Prendergast. Charity Law Bulletin No. 328, January 29, 2014.
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New WSIB Policies for Construction Work Impact Charities and Not-For-Profits
By Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity Law Bulletin No. 327, January 28, 2014.
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Free Webinar on Drafting Restricted Gift Agreements January 28
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The Charities Endorsement Act in Manitoba to be repealed as of December 31, 2013
On December 5, 2013, Bill 46, The Statutes Correction And Minor Amendments Act, 2013, received Royal Assent in Manitoba. Charities and fundraisers in the province of Manitoba should note that the bill repeals The Charities Endorsement Act. Charities required to apply for authorization to solicit funds under The Charities Endorsement Act will no longer be required to do so. The repeal will be effective as of December 31, 2013.
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Bill C-4 implements portions of Budget 2013 after Royal Assent on December 12, 2013
(e.g. paid parking, tax shelters) Read the bill.
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Finance Committee's report recommends exploring innovation in charitable giving for 2014 federal budget
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Anti-spam Legislation Coming into Force Date Announced
On December 4, 2013, the Ministry of Industry James Moore announced that that Anti-spam Legislation will come into force on July 1, 2014, press release link below.
 
As well, Industry Canada released the final form of their regulations for the Anti-spam Legislation, which will be published in the Canada Gazette on December 18, 2013. The regulations include a new exemption from the Anti-spam Legislation for registered charities, which will exempt commercial electronic messages that have as their "primary purpose" raising funds for the charity.
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Canadian Charities Operating Outside of Canada: What You Need To Know
by Terrance S. Carter in Canadian International Lawyer Journal, Vol.9 No.2, Canadian Bar Association, October 2013.
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Giving Tuesday is on December 3 for 2013
Learn more and get involved.
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