Presented by the CBA's National Charities and Not-for-Profit Law
Sponsored by The Law Foundation of British Columbia
Monday, August 13, 2012
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Charitable organizations and public foundations (but not private foundations) can conduct business activities under specific conditions. The Income Tax Act (Canada) and provincial and territorial regulatory regimes impose requirements and restrictions on Charities’ business activities. In an economy of government cutbacks and donor restraint many Charities need to supplement their revenue and look to members of their board and/or legal advisors for help.
This panel of expert speakers will outline the rules that impact charities and their business activities in Canada, discuss how charities are carrying on social enterprise within these rules and why there is a need for innovative legislative reform following the example of other countries. This session will appeal to lawyers who advise charities, sit on boards of charities or work for charities in the role of counsel and are seeking to understand their professional responsibility in this area.
The time spent attending this program (3 hours) may be applied towards the annual CPD requirement in all mandatory CPD jurisdictions.
Please note that these CPD hours are not accredited by the LSUC for the New Member Requirement or the Professionalism Credit.