Charity & Not-for-Profit Law

 
Carters is one of the leading firms in Canada in the area of charity and not-for-profit law. The focus of the lawyers at Carters is to provide their clients with effective legal risk management through ProActive Advice. The lawyers in the Charity and Not-for-Profit Law Practice Group at Carters can assist clients in a broad range of services, including the following:

•  Church, Charity and Not-for-Profit Incorporation
•  Charitable Registration
•  Social Enterprise Organizations
•  Transition to Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act
•  Amalgamations and Mergers
•  Dissolution and Wind-Up
•  National and International Structures
•  Endowment and Gift Agreements
•  Gift Acceptance Policies
•  CRA Charity Audits and Appeals
•  Director and Officer Liability

•  Governance Policies and Advice
•  International Charity Law
•  Fundraising and Gift Planning
•  Legal Risk Management Audits
•  Privacy Policies and Audits / Anti-Spam
•  Policies on Anti-terrorism and Anti-Money
   Laundering
•  Human Rights Compliance and Litigation
•  Investment Policies
•  Religious Denominational Structures
•  Vulnerable Person Policies

COVID-19 Resources for Charities and NFPs

COVID-19 Resources
New Details on COVID-19 Federal Response Programs
By Terrance S. Carter and Luis R. Chacin in Carter Charity & NFP Law Update, May 28, 2020
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CRA Statement Regarding Charity Registration Applications
By Ryan M. Prendergast in Carter Charity & NFP Law Update, May 28, 2020
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COVID-19 Corporate Update
By Theresa L.M. Man in Carter Charity & NFP Law Update, May 28, 2020
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Ontario Allows Gatherings for Religious Services as "Drive-ins"
By Jacqueline M. Demczur in Carter Charity & NFP Law Update, May 28, 2020
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OPC Provides Privacy Tips for Using Videoconferencing Services
By Esther Shainblum in Carter Charity & NFP Law Update, May 28, 2020
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New Changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy ("CEWS")
By Terrance S. Carter, Barry W. Kwasniewski and Luis R. Chacin in Carter Charity & NFP Law Update, May 28, 2020
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Draft Legislative Proposals Regarding Time Limits and Other Periods in Circumstances Due to COVID-19 and Explanatory Notes
Provided by the Department of Justice Canada, current as of May 19, 2020
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Many of the lawyers at Carters have been recognized by Lexpert and Best Lawyers in Canada as leaders in their fields in Canada. Carters has also been ranked by Chambers and Partners, an international rating service for lawyers. The lawyers and staff at Carters are committed to providing clients with integrated legal solutions for their unique needs.

Lawyers

Terrance S. Carter
Terrance S. Carter
Partner
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 Jacqueline M. Demczur
Jacqueline M. Demczur
Partner
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Theresa L. M. Man
Theresa L.M. Man
Partner
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 Esther S. J. Oh
Esther S.J. Oh  
Partner
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Jennifer M. Leddy
Jennifer M. Leddy
Partner
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 Ryan M. Prendergast
Ryan M. Prendergast
Partner
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Esther Shainblum
Esther Shainblum
Associate
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Recent News Releases and Publications
Charity & NFP Law Update - May 2020
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Ontario Court of Appeal Overturns Finding of Charitable Purpose Trust
By Jennifer M. Leddy, Terrance S. Carter and Adriel N. Clayton, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 473, May 28, 2020.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - April 2020
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Practical Strategies for Dealing with Termination of Contracts in a Pandemic
By Sean S. Carter and Heidi Leblanc, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 472, April 30, 2020.
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COVID-19 Federal Government Support for Charities and NFPs
By Terrance S. Carter and Luis R. Chacin, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 471, April 30, 2020.
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Speaking Engagements & Seminar Materials
Healthcare Philanthropy: Check-Up 2019
was co-hosted by Carters and Fasken Martineau on May 22, 2019 with a two part session entitledThe Coming of the ONCA (We Hope) and What to Start Thinking About and Critical Privacy Update for Charities presented by Theresa L.M. Man and Esther Shainblum.
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2019 - Carters Charity & NFP Webinar Series

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Primer on Donor Advised Funds and Current Issues
was presented by Jacqueline M. Demczur at the CBA Charity Law Symposium, hosted by the Canadian Bar Association Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Section on Monday, May 6, 2019. PDF HANDOUT Paper
Practice Management Tools
was presented by Terrance S. Carter and Ryan M. Prendergast at the OBA Charity & Not-For-Profit Law Young Lawyers Division in Toronto on April 5, 2019.
Essential Charity Law and Compliance Update
was presented by Terrance S. Carter at the CPA Canada's 2019 Not-for-Profit Forum hosted by Chartered Professional Accountants Canada on February 6, 2019.
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