Mr. Carter is a member of the Technical Issues Working Group of Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Charities Directorate , a member of the Government Relations Committee of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), a member of the Imagine Canada Technical Advisory Committee, a past member of CRA’s Charity Advisory Committee, and the Uniform Law Conference of Canada Task Force on Uniform Fundraising Legislation, Past Chair of the Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and past Chair of the Charity and Not-for-Profit Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), a past director and founding member of the Christian Legal Fellowship and was the 2002 recipient of the AMS - John Hodgson Award of the OBA for charity and not-for-profit law. He is also a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the American Bar Association Tax Exempt Section, and has participated in consultations with the Public Guardian and Trustee of Ontario, the Charities Directorate of CRA, Finance Canada, and was a member of the Anti-terrorism Committee and the Air India Inquiry Committee for the CBA.
Mr. Carter has written numerous articles and been a frequent speaker on legal issues involving charities and not-for-profit organizations for the Law Society of Upper Canada, the CBA, the OBA, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the American Bar Association, the CAGP, the Canadian Tax Foundation, The Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Canadian Society of Association Executives, the New York University School of Law, the University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law, Ryerson University’s Voluntary Sector Management Program, the University of Waterloo Master of Tax program, Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia), University of Manitoba Law School and the C.D. Howe Institute . He is a co-editor of Charities Legislation & Commentary, 2013 Edition (LexisNexis Butterworths), a contributing author to the Primer for Directors of Not-for-Profit Corporations (Industry Canada), and The Management of Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations in Canada (LexisNexis Butterworths),and co-author of Branding & Trade-Marks Handbook for Charitable and Not-For-Profit Organizations (LexisNexis Butterworths). Mr. Carter is also the editor of, and a contributor to, Charity Law Bulletin, and Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert, and the websites www.charitylaw.ca, www.churchlaw.ca, www.carters.ca, and www.antiterrorismlaw.ca, as well as Chair of the annual Church & Charity Law™ Seminar.
Charity and Not-for-Profit Law, Fundraising, Gift Planning, National and International Strategic Planning, Charity Tax and Trusts, Intellectual Property and Corporate and Commercial Law.
B.A. (Joint Honours), and McGill University Scholar, McGill, 1975
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1978
Called To The Bar
Ontario Bar, 1980Orangeville Office