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Canadian copyright laws have been amended to make works more accessible to people with print disabilities
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • July 15 2016

In Canada, more than 800,000 people live with a visual impairment and approximately 3 million Canadians have an impairment related to comprehension

Non-party donative program promoter ordered to pay costs in tax court appeal
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • August 23 2016

In Mariano et al v Her Majesty the Queen (2016 TCC 161) (“Mariano”), the Tax Court of Canada (“TCC”) continued signalling its disdain for so-called

Non-profit board members’ duty of confidentiality
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • June 20 2012

Like their for-profit counterparts, board members of a non-profit corporation are in a fiduciary relationship with the corporation

Court Orders Not-for-Profit Corporation to Revise Proxy Form
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • August 17 2016

In an important decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released on August 4, 2016, the Ontario Medical Association (“OMA”) was ordered to

Tax treatment of the provision of rent-free leases to charity
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • January 31 2013

Charities are occasionally offered the opportunity to use the property of another person free of charge. This may include the provision of rent-free

Are you ready for British Columbia's new Societies Act?
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Canada
  • April 1 2016

Effective November 28, 2016, the current Society Act (BC) will be repealed and replaced with the Societies Act (BC) (“New Act”). While maintaining

Major asset transfers between charities: corporate law considerations
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • April 30 2011

From time to time registered charities may find themselves in situations, often driven by economic considerations, where they are considering whether to cease carrying on certain elements of their operations

Reference letter liability
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • August 31 2011

Charities and non-profit organizations that provide reference letters to departing and former employees need to ensure that they are aware of the possible legal implications that such letters entail

The new British Columbia Societies Act: what happens next?
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • May 26 2015

The new Societies Act (S.B.C. 2015 c.18) received Royal Assent on May 14, 2015. It provides rules for the incorporation and governance of

The Canada Revenue Agency's views on 149(1)(l) non-profit organizations
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • December 22 2009

A recently released technical interpretation (document 2009-0337311E5) has given rise to concerns that the Canada Revenue Agency ("CRA") may be altering its administrative policies with respect to how organizations that are established with the intention of qualifying as a 149(1)(l) tax exempt non-profit organization can operate