Point / Counterpoint: Charitable Gaming: Is It Worth The Gamble?

Point : Don Bourgeois Charitable gaming is an important fundraising tool for charities. Since 1969, when charitable gaming was legalized in Canada, billions of dollars have been raised to support charitable activities in communities by registered charities, charitable organizations, and not-for-profit organizations with a charitable mandate, such as services clubs. Gaming as a fundraising tool…

Charitable Gaming: The Legal Context

Introduction Charitable gaming has become both a large service industry in Canada and an important source of revenue for charitable organizations. The legal authority for charitable gaming rests in paragraph 207(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada.1 Based on that exemption, an industry employing thousands of people and providing billions of dollars in revenue has developed…

Recent Tax Developments

The Goods and Services Tax: An Update for Charities and NonProfit Organizations [For several years the federal government has been preparing the Cana­dian public for the introduction of a new federal sales tax, now known as the Goods and Services Tax. This article was developed from an article in Network, the newsletter of The Canadian…

From the Editor

The focus of the last issue of The Philanthropist was on the question of politics and charity. We understand that the appeal to the Federal Court of Appeal on the decision by Revenue Canada to revoke the charitable registration of the Manitoba Foundation for Canadian Studies which published Canadian Dimension is still pending and that a…