Selected Issues Regarding the Liability of Directors and Officers of Charitable and Nonprofit Corporations1

Introduction The state of the law in Ontario2 respecting the liability of directors and officers of charitable and nonprofit corporations3 is unsettled and unsatisfactory. On the one hand, the Public Guardian and Trustee (PGT) has taken a public position that would, for all intents and purposes, assimilate the role of directors and officers of charitable4…

Charities and Compliance With Anti-Terrorism Legislation: The Shadow of the Law

A. Introduction This article examines Canada‚Äôs recent legislative initiatives to combat terrorism, and their impact on Canadian charities and those who advise them. It will demonstrate that recent anti-terrorism legislation directly affects many Canadian charities and their activities both inside and outside Canada. Charitable activities that were until recently thought to be commonplace and uneventful…