Signals of Transformation: What Will 2017 Bring for Canada’s Non-profit Sector?

In many ways, 2016 was a year of flux for Canada’s non-profit sector. Our lagging economy put pressure on non-profit organizations and charities to deliver essential services, creating a “structural deficit” along with new fiscal challenges for provincial governments (Emmett, 2016). Meanwhile, the Fort McMurray wildfire in May demonstrated the sector’s critical role in times…

New forum to delve into topics on the front lines of Canada’s nonprofit sector

The Philanthropist and Imagine Canada create Sector Pulse The Philanthropist and Imagine Canada today launch Sector Pulse, a group of thought leaders from across the country who will meet regularly to explore issues related to Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector. Sector Pulse provides a new way for two national organizations to align their interests and work together…

Danny Glenwright Appointed as Managing Editor

The Philanthropist is pleased to announce the appointment of Danny Glenwright as Managing Editor. He replaces long-time Managing Editor Norah McClintock, who stepped down earlier this year. Glenwright is the Executive Director of Action Against Hunger/Action contre la Faim Canada, a Toronto-based humanitarian organization. He comes to The Philanthropist with leadership experience in the not-for-profit…

Current Developments In The Application Of Paragraph 149(1)(1) Of The Income Tax Act

I. INTRODUCTION Organizations that meet the requirements of paragraph 149(1)(1) are often referred to as “non-profit organizations” (“NPOs”). This article provides an overview of the law and Canada Revenue Agency’s (“CRA”) positions on the requirements of paragraph 149(1)(1), with an emphasis on several recent technical interpretations that appear to narrow the circumstances in which CRA…