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Jane Burke-Robertson Award of Excellence in Charity and Not-for-profit Law

The Executive of the Canadian Bar Association Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section is pleased to announce that Arthur Drache, C.M., Q.C. is the first recipient of the prestigious Jane Burke-Robertson Award of Excellence in Charity and Not-for-Profit Law. The award was presented to Mr. Drache at the annual Charity Law Symposium in Toronto at the seminar lunch on Friday May 29, 2015.

For more details concerning the criteria for the award please go to the Award's webpage.

CBA Young Lawyers International Program 2015-17

If you are aware of young lawyers who may be interested in applying for an international internship, please forward them the following link: http://www.cba.org/CBA/IDP/yiip/.


In order to create networking opportunities and a forum for discussion and exchange on subjects relevant to our Section, we have recently created a group on LinkedIn. This professional networking site allows you to establish connections with other professionals interested in charities & not-for-profit law; share cases and accomplishments; and to keep you up to date on Section activities.

If you’re already a LinkedIn member, we invite you to join the CBA Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section group. You can easily do so through the sign in page. If you are not already a member, membership in LinkedIn is free and it is easy to join! You can do so by creating a profile here.

We look forward to meeting you on LinkedIn!

The Section is currently looking for articles for its next newsletter. If you would like to contribute to the next edition, please contact us at CBA Newsletters.

Join the CBA Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section Listserv

The CBA Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section has a listserv which you are encouraged to join. Section members can  join the listserv here.

**  In order to join a listserv you must be a member of the relevant CBA Section. Please contact your Branch if you wish to join the CBA Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section.** 

Visit the Anti-Corruption Team website!

The CBA’s Anti-Corruption Team (CBA-ACT) website provides access to global anti-corruption legislation of interest to Canadian lawyers, specific case law, internation resources and conventions, and articles written by experts on the topic.

The CBA-ACT is a joint committee of the Charities, International, Business, and Competition Law Sections as well as CCCA.

Tax implications of charitable giving

In an appearance before the Commons Finance Committee on Oct. 3, Peter Broder (pictured at left), Chair of the Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section, encouraged new measures designed to foster charitable donations and expressed support for streamlining of regulations to reduce the administrative burden on registered charities and other qualified donees.

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Professional Development

  • Missed a conference? See Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section PD Archive, or purchase course materials through the CBA Store

2013 Charity Law Symposium: Recording- Presented live on May 10, 2013

If you missed the 2013 Symposium, it's not too late to participate. From your computer, you are clicks away from viewing the recording of the live program!  Purchase



  • CBA Section Executive Meeting, December 4, 2015 (Ottawa)



Charity Talk (October 2014)

Past issues of Charity Talk can be found on the Newsletter page.


This Section deals with law and practice relating to the regulation and administration of charities and non-profit organizations.

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