On November 9, 2023, the federal government announced measures to boost charitable spending in communities and passed legislation changing disbursement quota rules for registered charities in 2022; with these measures in place, form T3010 needed to be updated.
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently heard its first case on donor advised funds in The Joseph Lebovic Charitable Foundation v. Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto. (PDF) This is the first time a court in Canada has discussed donor advised funds at length, and it sheds light on the court’s treatment of this increasingly popular philanthropic vehicle.
The COVID-19 crisis is affecting charities in numerous ways. In this short note, we will discuss cancelling events and refunding money or attempting to turn that into a potential charitable donation. We have received a number of inquiries from clients about how to do this and here are some tentative thoughts.