Resources - Books & Records

Fast Facts

This Fast Facts provides an overview of the general requirements around the length of retention for certain types of records for registered charities. (incorporated and not)

Guides

The purpose of this kit is to provide basic information on keeping financial records to facilitate compliance by registered charities with the requirements of the Canada Revenue Agency. The kit contains: FAQs: Financial Reporting and Registered Charities and Six Tipsheets • Choosing a Professional Accountant • Setting Up a Chart of Accounts for a Small Organization • Setting Up Financial Books and Records • Financial and Other Information Needed to Complete the Registered Charity Information Return (T3010) • Getting Ready for an External Audit – What Can You Prepare? • Other Tips on Working with your Auditor – Common Issues During an Audit
This handbook introduces the concept of accountability, shares some good accountability and transparency practices and suggests a pathway for charities to learn more about how to be accountable.
The purpose of this pack is to assist small and mid-size registered charities and non-profit organizations in assessing their accountability and transparency practices and in planning their further learning.
This workbook is designed to help members of the boards of incorporated not-for-profit organizations in Alberta understand the legal world in which they operate. Developed by the Legal Studies Program of the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta with funding from The Muttart Foundation. The publication is free and is available for download in PDF format.
This handbook introduces the concept of accountability, shares some good accountability and transparency practices and suggests a pathway for charities to learn more about how to be accountable.

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Tipsheets

A tool to keep track of accountability and transparency practices.

Lawnow Articles

A thoughtful look at salaries, compensation, and retirement benefits of employees of registered charities. LawNow Volume 34, Issue 3 (January/February 2010)
Think your workforce is made of of independent contractors and not employees? The Employment Insurance Act and the Canada Pension Plan provides for some adverse consequences if you are wrong.

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