Bill S-216 — ‘Resource Accountability’ and the Vulnerable Sector
Feb 2022 Charity & NFP Law Update
Published on February 24 2022

By The Honourable Ratna Omidvar, C.M., O. Ont, Senator for Ontario

Presented by The Honourable Ratna Omidvar, C.M., O. Ont, Senator for Ontario

On February 17, 2022, the Honourable Ratna Omidvar, C.M., O. Ont, Senator for Ontario, delivered a presentation setting out the context of Bill S-216, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (use of resources of a registered charity). The Senator explained why the Bill is necessary and how it addresses the needs and lives of vulnerable communities. The presentation, given at the 2022 Ottawa Region Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Webinar, includes helpful information about the domestic and international context of resource accountability in the charitable sector and points towards a better alternative.

The following is a transcript of the presentation. Select questions raised at the conclusion of Senator Omidvar’s presentation have also been included. For the full transcript, please click here.

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