The Budget Implementation Act No. 1 was recently passed which allows for “(l) enabling registered charities to enter into charitable partnerships with organizations other than qualified donees under certain conditions;”. There has been a lot of changes and misunderstandings about this change.
Canadian charity law
With respect to a recent bill passed by the Senate, but not the House of Commons, relating to structured arrangements/direction and control, we have prepared a number of blog posts with our concerns about the bill and its ultimate impact.
Since February 2019 there has not been any update from the Ontario government about ONCA coming into force. As we have noted before the Ontario government is no longer referring to ONCA coming into force in early 2020. A few months ago we put in a freedom of information request on ONCA and the computer company developing the new ONBIS system. We just received the answer to my ATIP request and needless to say it does not answer either of the questions with there being some significant redactions.