Canadian charitable and not-for-profit (NFP) organizations enjoy special tax advantages, but are subject to significant regulation and oversight as a result. Organizations that fail to comply with their obligations can face severe consequences, including loss of assets, revocation of status, and risk of personal liability. It is therefore essential for charities and NFPs to engage lawyers who have deep expertise in this area of law and sector.
WeirFoulds has extensive experience advising charities, NFPs and their stakeholders on all aspects of their operations. We assist with the establishment of private foundations, provide advice on governance, fundraising, endowments and tax-effective gifting, and represent charities and NFPs that are the subject of audits, investigations and enforcement proceedings.
Our work for public institutions includes: