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Charity Law

Charity and Not-For-Profit Law


Charities and not-for-profit organizations are subject to many rules and regulations from various sources of law and institutions, including, but not limited to, the Income Tax Act and the Canada Revenue Agency, the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee, employment statutes, and corporate legislation.


Our team provides assistance on a multitude of church, charity, and not-for-profit matters, including incorporation, changes in legal structure, charitable registrations, and partnership with other organizations – both domestic and foreign, while maintaining compliance with the myriad of laws and regulations to which they are subject.



Our Services May Include the Following:

  • Federal and provincial incorporation
  • Bylaw and policy development
  • Charitable registration pursuant to the Income Tax Act (Canada)
  • Mergers/amalgamations
  • Purchase, sale, and/or transfer of real estate
  • Assistance in bringing organizations into tax compliance
  • Compliance update as per new charity and not-for-profit laws
  • Employment and human rights-related matters
  • Foreign joint venture/ministry, agency, and cooperative participation agreements
  • Gifting agreements
  • Advice regarding government funding applications
  • Corporate filing compliance
  • General legal advice
  • Member/congregational dispute resolution and mediation



David Amy 

519.579.4300 x 211