Charities & Not-For-Profits

The Charities & Not-For-Profit Group represents charities and not-for-profit organizations in Canada.

Our clients range from the largest charities and foundations in Canada to small community organizations. They include public and private foundations, hospitals, universities, schools, social service organizations, environmental groups, trade and professional associations and churches. We act as counsel to charities and not-for-profit organizations and other professionals with regard to:

  • Incorporation and organization of non-profit organizations
  • Registration of charities to obtain charitable status
  • Fundraising issues and charitable giving
  • Establishment of endowment funds
  • Governance, policy development and risk management
  • Directors’ and trustees’ duties and liabilities
  • Reorganizations, wind-ups and mergers
  • Defence and administration of charitable bequests
  • Planned giving
  • Labour & employment law
  • Hospital law
  • Intellectual property matters
  • General legal matters, including administration and real estate

The laws and regulations with which charities & not-for-profit organizations must comply is growing increasingly complicated and is ever-changing. Our experience in all matters pertaining to charities & not-for-profit organizations allows us to assist these organizations in a quick, efficient and practical manner. In addition, many lawyers at TDS serve on various boards and committees in the charities & not-for-profit sector, provides us with first-hand knowledge of the issues facing these organizations.

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