150 Profiles: Anna Godefroy

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Anna Godefroy Current role in the sector: Co-founder and Director of the Binners’ Project, a project of Tides Canada Years working and/or volunteering in the…

150 Profiles: Joshua Smee

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Joshua Smee Current role in the sector: Provincial Expansion Coordinator at Choices for Youth; Board Chair at the St. John’s Farmers’ Market Cooperative and…

150 Profiles: Chantelle Johnson

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Chantelle Johnson Current role in the sector: Executive Director, CLASSIC (Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City Inc.) Years working and/or volunteering in…

150 Profiles: Lynn Bevan

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Lynn Bevan Current role in the sector: Lawyer. Donor. Volunteer. Advisor.  Alternate Discrimination and Harassment Counsel for the Law Society of Upper Canada….

150 Profiles: Arthur Drache

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Arthur B.C. Drache Profession (current role in the sector): Lawyer specializing in charity and non-profit law Years working and/or volunteering in the…

The Canadian Income Tax Act and the Concepts of Charitable Purposes and Activities

Recent high profile debate over regulation of registered charities’ political activities is only part of broader sector concern about onerous Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requirements with respect to other aspects of registered charities’ operations, such as reporting obligations, and constraints over foreign activities or on operating through intermediaries.  Additionally, what is required and reviewed under…

Human Rights and Charity — Regulatory Challenges

This article is the fifth in a series on Poverty and Human Rights in Canada. SUMMARY: This article addresses the regulatory challenges posed by human rights approaches to charity, focusing specifically on the charity/politics distinction. It develops a simple point, which is that Canadian charity law is currently ill equipped to apply the charity/politics distinction…