Terrance S. Carter    B.A., LL.B., TEP, Trademark Agent

Terrance S. Carter
Orangeville Office
Tel: (519) 942-0001 x222
Fax: (519) 942-0300
Email: tcarter@carters.ca
Toll Free: (877) 942-0001

Toronto Office
Tel: (416) 594-1616
Fax: (416) 594-1209
Email: tcarter@carters.ca
Toll Free: (877) 942-0001

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Terrance Carter, as the Managing Partner of Carters, practices in the area of charity and not-for-profit law, and has been recognized as a leading expert by Lexpert and The Best Lawyers in Canada, and Chambers and Partners. Mr. Carter is also a registered Trade-mark Agent and acts as legal counsel to the Toronto office of the national law firm Fasken on charitable matters. 

Mr. Carter is a co-author of Corporate and Practice Manual for Charitable and Not-for-Profit Corporations (Thomson Reuters), a co-editor of Charities Legislation & Commentary, 2020 Edition (LexisNexis Butterworths), a contributing author to The Management of Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations in Canada, 4th Edition (2018 LexisNexis Butterworths), co-author of Branding and Copyright for Charities and Non-Profit Organizations, 3rd Edition (2019 LexisNexis Butterworths) and the Primer for Directors of Not-for-Profit Corporations (Industry Canada). 

Mr. Carter is a member of CRA Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector, a member of the Government Relations Committee of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals, a Past Chair of the Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and a Past Chair of the Charity and Not-for-Profit Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), a past member of the Technical Issues Working Group of Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Charities Directorate, a past member of CRA’s Charity Advisory Committee and the Uniform Law Conference of Canada Task Force on Uniform Fundraising Legislation,. Mr. Carter was awarded the Friends of CAGP Award in 2020, and was the 2019 recipient of the Jane Burke Robertson Award of the Canadian Bar Association, as well 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 charity and not-for-profit law for the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the American Bar Association, the CAGP, the Canadian Tax Foundation, CPA Canada, CPA Ontario, STEP, CSAE, the New York University School of Law, the University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law, Ryerson University, McMaster University, the University of Waterloo Master of Tax program, Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia), University of Manitoba Law School, as well as the C.D. Howe Institute.

Mr. Carter is also the editor of, and a contributor to www.charitylaw.cawww.churchlaw.cawww.carters.ca, and www.antiterrorismlaw.ca, as well as Chair of the annual Church & Charity Law Seminar™, and a past co-chair of the CBA National Charity Law Symposium.

PRACTICE AREAS:

Charity and Not-for-Profit Law, Fundraising, Gift Planning, National and International Strategic Planning, Charity Tax and Trusts and Intellectual Property.

EDUCATION:

B.A. (Joint Honours), and a McGill University Scholar, McGill, 1975
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1978

CALLED TO THE BAR:

Ontario Bar, 1980

Publications
FEDERAL BUDGET 2021: Impact on Charities and Not-for-Profits
By Terrance S. Carter, Theresa L.M. Man, Ryan M. Prendergast, Esther Shainblum, Luis R. Chacin, and Sean S. Carter. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 492, April 17, 2021.
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Government Responds to Recommendations of Senate Report on Charities & NFP Sector
By Terrance S. Carter and Esther S.J. Oh. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 491, April 17, 2021.
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Senator Omidvar Speaks in the Senate to Bill S-222
By Terrance S. Carter and Theresa L.M. Man. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 488, March 18, 2021.
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BILL S-222 Proposes to Eliminate The “Own Activities” Requirement for Charities
By Terrance S. Carter, Theresa L.M. Man. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 486, February 24, 2021.
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CRA Updates Guidances on Charities Using Intermediaries
By Terrance S. Carter, Theresa L.M. Man. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 484, January 28, 2021.
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Speaking Engagements
Carters Spring 2021 Charity & NFP Webinar Series
The first of the Series of four Webinars was held on April 27, 2021 with a session by Terrance S. Carter entitled "Spring Charity & NFP Law Update, Including Federal Budget 2021".
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Chirstian Legal Fellowship Webinar
was held virtual on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Terrance S. Carter presented on the topic of Essential Charity Law Update.
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Critical Aspects of Financial Statements and T3010s That Charity Lawyers Need to Know
Presented by Terrance S. Carter for the OBA Charity and Not-for-Profit Law Section.
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Due Diligence Considerations in a Pandemic for Religious Institutes
Presented by Terrance S. Carter at The Association of Treasurers of Religious Institutes on Wednesday February 17, 2021.
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Income Generation by Charities and NFPs: What’s Possible and What’s Not
Presented by Terrance S. Carter at The 2021 Charity & NFP Law Seminar.
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Books

Corporate and Practice Manual for Charitable and Not-for-Profit Corporations, Thomson Reuters

By R Jane Burke-Robertson, Terrance S Carter, and Theresa LM Man

2021 Charities Legislation & Commentary, LexisNexis

By Terrance S Carter, Maria Elena Hoffstein, and Adam Parachin

Branding & Copyright for Charities & Non-Profit Organizations, 3rd Edition, LexisNexis.

By Terrance S Carter and U Shen Goh