Selected New Developments in the Liability of Directors and Officers of Charitable and Nonprofit Corporations

(1) Developments in Respect of the “Director-Trustee Dilemma” One of the issues that has plagued the area of charitable corporations law in Ontario is whether, and to what extent, the directors of such corporations are “trustees” of corporate assets. In a number of Ontario cases (discussed herein) courts have held that, at least for certain…

The Charitable Corporation: A “Bastard” Legal Form Revisited

This article was developed from a presentation by The Honourable Mr. Justice Maurice Cullity to “Fundamental New Developments in the Law of Charities in Canada”, a program of the Continuing Legal Education Section of the Canadian Bar Association—Ontario, in Toronto on Friday, October 27, 2000.  The Court of Chancery has always regarded with peculiar favour…

From the Editor

In “Standing on Guard for Thee: The Role of the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee”, Kenneth R. Goodman of the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee Ontario (OPGT) provides a review of the current operations of the OPGT in regard to charitable matters. The OPGT’s jurisdiction originates in the Crown’s parens patriae…

Trusteeship and the Charitable Corporation

Introduction Charity in Canada is an uncharted resource. Each of us is conscious of its existence. None of us can describe its dimensions. It continually changes its boundaries and dimensions as people respond to perceived needs in our society. The response may come as a program undertaken by a business, as a new activity of…

Case Comment

In The Matter of the application of The Canadian Foundation for Youth Action for the passing of its accounts for the period Aug. 17, 1973 to July 31, 1975. (Surrogate Court of the Judicial District of York, Cornish, I.-Reasons, January 25, 1977.) A number of contributions to the first issue of this magazine were directed…