On December 10, 2015, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada released an annual report to Parliament highlighting a result of an audit of the government’s management of portable storage devices and reported data breaches.
According to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), one of its main reasons for revoking a charity’s registration is the charity’s failure to devote its resources to its charitable activities. A recent Federal Court of Appeal case provides a refresher on what this requirement entails when a charity uses an agent or other intermediary.
In our continued efforts to provide our readers with valuable and easy-to-use information on the topics that matter, First Reference introduces Inside Internal Controls, a new blog on all things governance and risk management! Follow Jeffrey Sherman, FCA, Ron Richard, Maanit Zemel, myself and others, as we discuss corporate governance, finance and accounting, not-for-profit and charity issues, information technology, privacy and security, environmental issues, social responsibility, sales, marketing and operations, and more.
Inside Internal Controls will focus exclusively on governance matters, while First Reference Talks will continue to focus on payroll, employment law, human resource and accessibility standards.
We look forward to spreading the internal control news in the new format, and we hope you appreciate it too!
In related news—and as you’ve no doubt already noticed—First Reference Talks has a fresh new look! The blog still offers the same great content, and we hope the redesign will … Continue reading “A new look and a new blog!”