Chief Economist Commentary
Canada’s Evolution and the Charitable Sector as its Steward
In Reading for My Life, an excellent collection of essays, the late literature and television critic John Leonard
takes time out from exhaustingly insightful reviews of novels and television to address then-newly-elected President Clinton on the role of the arts (and by implications all charities and nonprofits) in society. Paraphrasing slightly:
“A vigorous nation invests in the arts [and charities and nonprofits] not because it’s cost-efficient (a sort of seeding for a gross national product…), but because that’s how we dream our Republic.”
The 2014 federal budget will be presented on February 11. Imagine Canada’s recommendations
were presented in a brief to the Commons Finance Committee, and reiterated in a recent letter to the Finance Minister
We do not anticipate any significant new investments in this year’s budget, and we are looking towards the 2015 budget for any progress on major issues like the Stretch Tax Credit. Nonetheless, we will carefully scrutinize the budget and provide a summary of any cross-cutting developments affecting charities and nonprofits. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Public Policy team
Your Standards Program Application Made it to Peer Review! Congratulations. You’re in good hands.
I sat in to observe what happens during a meeting of a Standards Program
’s Peer Review Panel. It was a fascinating look at the program’s behind-the-scenes decision making process.
The Peer Review Panel meeting is one of the final steps in the accreditation process. Peer Review Panels are responsible for making decisions on the status of each application presented to them. Read more
Tomorrow! An Integrated Framework for Earned Income & Social Enterprise
Wednesday February 5th, 1:00 – 2:00 EST - Strengthening Organizations Webinar Series
What should you keep in mind when engaging in earned income activities and social enterprise? This webinar features key findings from the Earned Income-Generating Activities Among Canadian Charities
report, and our public policy work. Presented by Imagine Canada’s own Brittany Fritsch, Michelle Gauthier, and David Lasby, author of the report.
Learn more and register
Next Charity Tax Tools Webinar: February 25, 2014
Navigating Canada’s new anti-spam laws for charities and non-profit organizations.
New “Anti-spam Legislation” coming into effect July 1, 2014 will create a regulatory scheme for spam and related unsolicited electronic messages. Charities and non-profit organizations must know the rules and exemptions and ensure that they are compliant, where applicable. The following topics will be covered:
- What electronic messages does the Legislation apply to?
- What are the consequences for non-compliance?
- What exemptions are available to charities and non-profit organizations?
- How should charities and non-profit organizations prepare?
This webinar will be lead by Ryan M. Prendergast
, Associate, Carters Professional Corporation
. Carters is a Participating Sponsor of Charity Tax Tools. This support makes all Charity Tax Tools
webinars accessible and free for all participants.