On Thursday, October 25th, Drache Aptowitzer LLP will be attending the CSAE National Conference 2018 here in Ottawa. Sylvie Lalonde will be presenting to the conference in addition to our booth in the exhibitor area. Feel free to come by and say hello!
A special Senate Committee was held to examine the impact of federal and provincial laws and policies governing charities, nonprofit organizations, foundations, and other similar groups; and to examine the impact of the voluntary sector in Canada. Adam Aptowitzer was asked to be an expert witness during their discussion of donations of private securities to Charities. Click here to view the discussion.
Topic: Donation of Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies
Summary: Many gift planners have heard of Bitcoin but there are hundreds of other cryptocurrencies out there with many more created daily. Indeed, the entire asset class is worth over $100 billion dollars and is growing daily. Gift planners interested in the future of generosity must understand this asset class and how to attract donations of it.
Summary: Charities and NFPs are seeking new revenue streams but both of these organizations face legal restrictions on engaging in such ventures. Understanding these restrictions is key to evaluating the risks of getting involved in such operations and ensuring the proceeds from these activities remain tax – free. This session will review the various tax and corporate laws applicable to these organizations and provide some alternatives for the problems they face.
- September 25: Mississauga
- September 26: Toronto
- September 27: Calgary
September 28: Edmonton
- September 29: Vancouver
Topic: Fundraising Without Borders
Summary: Looking to expand your fundraising base? Come learn the legal ins and outs of fundraising across Canada and throughout the world. In today’s fast-paced and globalized world the rules seem to be constantly changing. Learn about legal and tax issues and concepts when searching for cross border donors. Find out what it takes to fundraise for a charity in other Canadian provinces, navigate foreign tax systems, and create a donor network that works for you.