TUESDAY, NOV 8 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST
ONLINE, Free (registration required to gain access)
This free bilingual webinar will offer insights into the often complicated legal landscape and regulations that exist around the political activities of charities, as well as the varying perspectives. Featuring Mark Blumberg (partner at Blumberg Segal LLP) and Professor John Cameron of Dalhousie University.
This webinar is one part of the Inter-Council Network's engagement in the Canada Revenue Agency's consultation on the rules governing 'political activities' by charitable organizations, which was launched on September 27.
Other key dates & activities:
November 2, 2016: ICN-CCIC membership survey closes
November 8, 2016: ICN webinar (bilingual) "The Canada Revenue Agency and Political Activities of Charities: Navigating the Legal and Regulatory Landscape"
November 9, 2016: CCIC Webinar on CRA Consultation Survey Results
November 25, 2016: Canada Revenue Agency Online consultations close
Post-November 25, 2016: In-person roundtable consultations in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver.
On September 27, 2016, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) launched a national consultation on the rules governing 'political activities' by charitable organizations, inviting charities and the public to provide feedback and comments in order to clarify these rules. The consultation process will also include in-person roundtables in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver starting after the close of the online portion. The outcome of this process may determine government policy for the next 50 years, so intervention at this point is crucial.
The Inter-Council Network (ICN) and the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) are planning to participate in this process through a series of activities culminating in a joint submission(s) to the CRA.