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
New Ontario COVID-19 Response Framework
By Carters, November 10, 2020
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Federal Government introduces legislation for Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and amending Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
Provided by the Department of Finance Canada, current as of November 2, 2020
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Ontario Government Announces New COVID-19 Response Framework
Provided by the Government of Ontario, current as of November 2, 2020
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Ontario Protects Workers, Volunteers and Organizations Who Make Honest Efforts to Follow COVID-19 Public Health Guidelines and Laws
Provided by the Government of Ontario, current as of October 20, 2020
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New, Expanded Programs Announced to Help Organizations in Pandemic
By Carters, October 13, 2020
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Ontario Amends Stage 3 Regulations, Including Mandated Use of Masks in Public Indoor Settings
Provided by the Office of the Premier for Ontario, current as of October 2, 2020
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Federal and Ontario COVID-19 Relief Update
By Terrance S. Carter, Adriel N. Clayton and Luis R. Chacin in Carter Charity & NFP Law Update, September 30, 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
CRA Announces New and Updated Guidance Documents
By Carters, November 30, 2020
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Charity & NFP Law Update November 2020
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020
By Esther Shainblum and Luis R. Chacin. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 481, November 26, 2020.
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COVID-19 Update: Recent Federal and Ontario Special Measures
By Terrance S. Carter, Luis R. Chacin and Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 480, November 26, 2020.
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Charity & NFP Law Update October 2020
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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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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