Reading Time: 4 minutes The Muttart Foundation, in collaboration with the law firm Miller Thomson LLP, has produced a resource to assist groups in coping with financial hardships. Paths Forward in Financially Troubled Times – A Restructuring and Insolvency Guidebook for Charities and Non-profit Organizations is now available through the Foundation’s website.
Reading Time: 4 minutes One of the more murky areas of charity and not-for-profit law is the issue of the proper conduct of board elections. Many of the older pieces of legislation that deal with constituting and operating non-share capital corporations – the typical structure adopted by charities and not-for-profit groups – provide little guidance on the process for […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes In mid-May a measure was quietly passed in the Alberta Legislative Assembly that will allow existing not-for-profit corporations to transfer into or out of the province without having to go through re-incorporation or amalgamation and the accompanying onerous paperwork. Not-for-profit corporations are generally constituted as a legal structure known as a non-share capital corporation, although […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Although the idea that charities ought to be more entrepreneurial is frequently lauded these days, the practical difficulties of doing so are easy to underestimate. One aspect of this is the suggestion that charities could or should engage in more revenue-generating activities as a means of advancing their mandates. More of such activity would not […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Download this lesson plan as a PDF worksheet. Getting Started To teachers This lesson involves student understanding of governance in non-profit organizations and involves students in adopting or creating a governance model for student unions. To students Do you ever wonder about the responsibilities of being on student council? Do you ever wonder if those […]