April 2020 Charity & NFP Law Update

Terrance S. Carter and Barry W. Kwasniewski

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy ("CEWS"): An Overview for Charities and NFPs

COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, No. 2, received Royal Assent on April 11, 2020, amending the ITA and enacting the CEWS into law. The CEWS was announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on March 27, 2020, as part of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan to prevent further job losses and encourage employers, including charities and not-for-profits (“NFPs”), to retain employees and to rehire employees laid off due to the COVID-19 crisis by providing employers with temporary financial support and protecting the jobs of Canadians. This Bulletin provides an overview of those aspects of the CEWS that will be of relevance to charities and NFPs, including the eligibility criteria, reference periods for the calculation of revenues, and the application process. For the balance of this Bulletin, which was published on April 17, 2020, please see COVID-19 Resource for Charities & NFPs, Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”): An Overview for Charities & NFPs.

Read the April 2020 Charity & NFP Law Update

Direction and Control: Current Regime and Alternatives
COVID-19 UPDATE
-   Ontario PGT Allows Access to Restricted Charitable Purpose Funds
-   COVID-19 Federal Government Support for Charities and NFPs
-   COVID-19 CRA News
-   COVID-19 Provincial Emergency Relief for AGM and Annual Return Filing Deadlines
-   Practical Strategies for Dealing with Termination of Contracts in a Pandemic
-   Federal Privacy Commissioner Releases Privacy Framework for COVID-19
-   Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”): An Overview for Charities and NFPs
OTHER CHARITY AND NFP MATTERS
-   Corporate Update
-   Ontario Court Decision Provides Reminder to Carefully Follow By-laws
-   Membership in Religious Society Reinstated by Court for Unfair Expulsion
-   Carters is Pleased to Welcome Heidi LeBlanc as a New Associate
-   Friend of CAGP Award