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
Ontario Issues Emergency Order for Corporate Meeting Flexibility
provided by the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, current as of March 31, 2020
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OPGT - Accessing Restricted Purpose Trust Funds Prior to Obtaining a Court Order During the COVID19 Pandemic
provided by the Ontario Public Guardian and Trustee ("PGT"), current as of March 30, 2020
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Special COVID-19 Edition - Charity & NFP Law Update - March 2020
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Due Diligence by Directors and Officers of Charities and NFPs in Response to COVID-19
By Terrance S. Carter and Ryan M. Prendergast, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 464, March 24, 2020.
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Employer Obligations and Considerations in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 465, March 24, 2020.
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NFP Board and Members' Meetings Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
By Theresa L.M. Man, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 466, March 24, 2020.
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COVID-19 and the Perfomance of Contracts
By Luis R. Chacin and Adriel N. Clayton, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 467, March 24, 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
Special COVID-19 Edition - Charity & NFP Law Update - March 2020
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Federal and Ontario Measures in Response to COVID-19 Impacting Charities and Not-for-Profits
By Terrance S. Carter and Jacqueline M. Demczur, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 469, March 24, 2020.
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Privacy and Data Security in Response to COVID-19
By Esther Shainblum, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 468, March 24, 2020.
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COVID-19 and the Perfomance of Contracts
By Luis R. Chacin and Adriel N. Clayton, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 467, March 24, 2020.
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NFP Board and Members' Meetings Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
By Theresa L.M. Man, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 466, March 24, 2020.
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Full listing of Publications

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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