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The Temple of the Jedi Order - Is it a religious charity? Depends on where you live
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom, USA
  • February 2 2017

While many of us are familiar with the term “Jedi” from the much loved Star Wars films, we are less familiar with the nontheistic religious movement

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

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

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

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

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

Signing authorities
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • July 14 2009

Shortly after a Not-for-Profit Corporation is first incorporated, an organizational meeting of Directors is held for the purpose of what might be called "internal housekeeping"

Final Deadline for Federal Not-for-Profit Corporations: Do You Have Your Certificate of Continuance under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act?
  • Torkin Manes LLP
  • Canada
  • February 16 2017

If your federal not-for-profit corporation has not yet received a certificate of continuance under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act ("CNCA"

Benefits and disadvantages of incorporating an unincorporated association
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • November 27 2009

On occasion we are asked to discuss the differences between associations and corporations

The case of the missing records part 2
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • September 28 2012

This is second in a series of articles about how to deal with deficiencies in corporate records