Case Comment: Re Centenary Hospital Association

Introduction Those from other provinces who have no reason to follow particularly closely the decisions of the Ontario courts might conclude from a first and once-only impression of Re Centenary Hospital Association 1 that this case involved merely the interpretation and reconciliation of Ontario legislation and that nothing of general interest on the subject of…

Case Comment: Remuneration of Directors

Should directors of charitable organizations be permitted to pay themselves for services rendered to the organization which are not related to their duties as directors? The propriety of such actions as well as the necessary procedures to guard against any abuse of authority relating to such payments have been carefully considered by Ontario courts on…

Memo: Public Trustee’s Notice For Ontario Charities

Pursuant to the Charities Accounting Act, charities are required to provide to the Public Trustee the following documentation and information: 1) Notification of inception. A copy of the complete Letters Patent or other documents that bring the charity into existence. Please notify us of any Supplementary Letters Patent or changes in the terms of the…

The Role of the Public Trustee

The Public Trustee of Ontario appears to have been given a general supervisory role with regard to charities in Ontario that is unique in Canadian law. As far as I can determine, no other province of Canada has legislation similar to that of Ontario in the charities field and no other Public Trustee of any…