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 for Charities & NFPs
Government Announces Extension of the Canada Emergency Rent Assistance (CECRA) and Simplified Application Process
Provided by the Department of Finance Canada, current as of June 30, 2020
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Mitigating Financial Losses and Navigating the Courts During COVID-19
By Sean S. Carter and Heidi LeBlanc, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 476, June 25, 2020.
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COVID-19 Rent Relief for Commercial Landlords and Tenants
By Adriel N. Clayton and Luis R. Chacin, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 475, June 25, 2020.
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Stage 2 of Reopening Ontario: An Overview for Charities and Not-For-Profits
By Terrance S. Carter, Barry W. Kwasniewski and Esther Shainblum, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 474, June 25, 2020.
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Ontario Regulation 263/20: Amendments to Emergency Orders on Stage 1 and Stage 2 Closures
By Carters, June 16, 2020
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Ontario Regulation 52/20: New Order Regarding Public Events, Including Religious Services
By Carters, June 12, 2020
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New Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Provides Relief to Ontario Employers
By Barry W. Kwasniewski and Luis R. Chacin, New Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Provides Relief to Ontario Employers), June 5, 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 - June 2020
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Mitigating Financial Losses and Navigating the Courts During COVID-19
By Sean S. Carter and Heidi LeBlanc, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 476, June 25, 2020.
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COVID-19 Rent Relief for Commercial Landlords and Tenants
By Adriel N. Clayton and Luis R. Chacin, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 475, June 25, 2020.
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Stage 2 of Reopening Ontario: An Overview for Charities and Not-For-Profits
By Terrance S. Carter, Barry W. Kwasniewski and Esther Shainblum, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 474, June 25, 2020.
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COVID-19 Rent Relief for Commercial Landlords and Tenants
By Adriel N. Clayton and Luis R. Chacin, Business Law Bulletin No. 4, June 12, 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.
Full listing of Publications

 
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