Charity Matters

Recently we identified the Four Heads Of Charity in Canada and in response I received a couple of questions about the “Other,” aka the Fourth Head. The actual legal definition of this “other” is other purposes beneficial to the community as a whole that the courts have identified as charitable. What’s difficult to understand about this […]

Charity Matters

From Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s quip about pennies for charities, to the Tides Canada audit and the accusations of charities engaged in the criminal activities of “money laundering” and “influence peddling,” charities are getting a lot of consideration on Parliament Hill these days. So what explains the government’s seemingly sudden charitable interest? The answer goes […]

Charity Matters

Every afternoon, I get an email from Google full of headlines and links to charity- and philanthropy-related stories written throughout the day. In one of these emails, two headlines in particular caught my attention; they were stacked one on top of the other and were saying entirely opposite things about the same charity, Tides Canada. This […]

Charity Matters

While Canada is looking to increase tax incentives for charitable giving, the United States is doing the opposite; President Obama’s tax plan would see charitable deductions cut. At first consideration, Canada’s policy appears more generous to the public. But is it? The proposed tax adjustment in the US will limit wealthy taxpayers to writing off […]