The new Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (CNCA) came into force in the fall of 2011, bringing with it a new framework for the governance and incorporation of associations, charities and other federal not-for- profit organizations. The CNCA will replace Part II of the Canada Corporations Act (CCA), which has set the rules for not-for-profit organizations since 1917. This LawNow article sets out the 5 main steps that federally incorporated organizations need to take to transition to the new Act.
Resources - Registered Charities
This LawNow magazine article discusses the release of updated and more flexible guidance on charities’ foreign activities in July by the Canada Revenue Agency. It is available at: www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/chrts/plcy/ cgd/tsd-cnd-eng.html. The new guidance features a wealth of concrete examples, a helpful listing of “measures of control,”and identifies a threshold under which a charity will not be expected to incur the expense and administrative burden of a written agreement before it contributes resources to an initiative.
A literature review of materials currently available to the public and the sector on the topic of accountability and transparency.