Natural Justice, Members, and the Not-For-Profit Organization: “Fair Play in Action”

“Natural Justice is but fairness writ large and juridically. It has been described as “fair play in action”.1 Introduction In recent years, a number of cases have emerged that have considered the application of natural justice rules to the decisions of not-for-profit organizations. The emergence of these cases is not surprising considering the ever increasing…

Strategic Alliances in the Voluntary Sector in Canada

This article was developed from a presentation to “Fundamental New Developments in the Law of Charities in Canada”, a part of the Continuing Legal Education Program of the Canadian Bar Association—Ontario, in Toronto on October 27, 2000. A. Introduction What is a strategic alliance? Many will have heard of the term “strategic alliance” being used…

Establishing a Parallel Foundation: Why? Why Not? How?

This article was developed from “Fit To Be Tithed: Risks and Rewards for Charities and Churches”, a seminar offered by the Department of Continuing Legal Education of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, November 1994. Introduction In these times of donor fatigue and government cutbacks, a growing number of charitable organizations are considering whether…