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Budget 2019 – New Initiatives for Not-for-Profits and Charities

  • March 19, 2019 Federal Minister of Finance Bill Morneau tabled the federal government’s Budget 2019 in Parliament today. The Budget is focused on “Investing in the Middle Class” and has a particular focus on increasing housing availability and skills and jobs. The Budget does not have any...[read more]

NEW SCOPE FOR PUBLIC POLICY DIALOGUE FOR CHARITIES

  • The ground rules for Canadian charities engaged in public policy development have shifted dramatically in recent months, with several new developments: In December 2018, new federal legislation was passed permitting charities to engage in public policy dialogue and development activities (PPDDAs...[read more]

I missed the BC Societies Act Transition deadline: Now what?

  • November 28, 2018 was the deadline for transitions under the new British Columbia Societies Act, which came into force in November 2016. The new Act substantially updates and improves the governance framework for non-profit organizations in BC, and all BC societies must take steps to comply with...[read more]

2018 Fall Economic Statement – Impact for the Charity and Non-Profit Sector

  •   The Federal Government’s 2018 Fall Economic Statement was released yesterday by William Morneau, the Minister of Finance. The Statement is geared towards “investing in middle class jobs” and includes an economic update and new proposed plans for the 2018 Budget. There are three main...[read more]

SOCIETIES ACT AMENDMENTS

  • The Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act No. 2), 2018 received royal assent and became law on May 31st 2018. It creates a series of changes to the BC Societies Act which could have an impact on any organization governed by the Act. The changes are described below: Section 11(4) The new section...[read more]

BC ASSESSMENT AND BC HOUSING AGREEMENT

  • In response to several non-profit housing agencies facing much higher than anticipated increases in property taxes for 2018, BC Assessment and BC Housing have reached an agreement on a new valuation method. This valuation method covers non-profit housing with affordable housing restrictions (a...[read more]

SCC WALL: WHEN CAN A COURT REVIEW THE DECISIONS OF A RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION?

  • The Supreme Court of Canada released their decision today in the case of Highwood Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses (Judicial Committee) v Wall. The decision is important because it clarifies if and when the court is able to review internal decisions made by religious institutions. The unanimous...[read more]

WE'VE MOVED!

  • Effective June 11, 2018, our address is #211 – 17660 65A Avenue, Surrey, BC V3S 5N4. Telephone numbers and email addresses remain unchanged.   [read more]

LESS THAN 30% OF BC SOCIETIES HAVE TRANSITIONED TO NEW SOCIETIES ACT

  • With 40 weeks remaining in the two-year transition period for the new British Columbia Societies Act, approximately 70% of BC societies have yet to complete their transition. A total of 8,247 societies have transitioned. The other 19,000 societies have nine months remaining to complete the...[read more]

One Year Remaining for BC Societies Act Transitions

  • November 28, 2017 marks the mid-point of the two-year transition period for the new British Columbia Societies Act, which came into force in November 2016. The new Act substantially updates and improves the governance framework for non-profit organizations in B.C., and all BC societies need to take...[read more]
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