From Helping to Register a Charity to General Not-For-Profit Legal Advice

Charities and not-for-profit organizations are, to a large extent, carried on by committed volunteers who strongly believe in the vision and mission statements of the organizations they support. However, such organizations are subject to many statutory and common law restrictions, limitations, and regulations, including those imposed by the Income Tax Act (Canada), the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee, employment legislation, and corporate legislation. Whether you’re looking for general legal advice, need to register a charity, or want to understand more about policy development, our team can help.

Amy, Appleby & Brennan provides expert and affordable legal advice to enable charities and not-for-profit organizations to comply with the myriad of laws and regulations to which they are subject. Legal services provided to our volunteer sector clients include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Federal and provincial incorporations
  • Registrations of charities pursuant to the Income Tax Act (Canada)
  • Assistance in bringing charities into tax compliance
  • Bylaw and policy development
  • Employment related matters
  • Cy-près applications
  • Foreign programming agreements including joint venture/ministry, agency, and cooperative participation agreements
  • Gifting agreements
  • Corporate filing compliance
  • Revocations and voluntary revocations of charity registrations
  • General legal advice


For your charity and not-for-profit needs, contact David Amy.

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