Exploring the Current Legal and Charitable Landscape of Non-Profits 2014

February 25, 2014 - February 26, 2014
Tatamagouche NS


  Feb 25 – Feb 26, 2014 Tue 1:00 PM – Wed 4:00 PM $365.00
The legal and charitable landscape for non-profit organizations is transforming. Recent changes by the federal government governing financial accountability and auditing requirements, revoking of charitable status of select environmental groups, as well as the incorporation of social enterprise activity into funding portfolios all have legal and charitable implications for non-profit organizations. 

Join charity and non-profit lawyer, Richard Bridge in this workshop to discover and explore the legal requirements that face your organization. This workshop is directed towards Directors, senior management and board members.

Topics that will be explored in this workshop include:

  • An overview of non-profit and charity law
  • Incorporation and maintenance of a non-profit organization
  • Registering as charity
  • Maintaining charitable status
  • Risk Management
  • Enterprise and business Activities by non-profit organizations and charities
  • Advocacy by charities
  • New developments

Program Cost:$365 ($270 tuition+$95 meals/accommodations)

Local Price:$317 (program cost without overnight, without breakfast)

Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your place in this program


Richard Bridge

Richard BridgeRichard Bridge is a lawyer based in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. His primary area of practice is charity and non-profit law. His clients are a wide range of charitable organizations, foundations, non-profit organizations and philanthropists across Canada. He provides legal, strategic and policy advice on incorporation, securing charitable tax status, regulatory compliance issues, planned giving, general legal services (contracts, insurance, employment issues, tax issues, government relations, etc.) and issues of organizational structure, governance and strategic planning (mergers, partnerships, business activities, fundraising, etc.).

Richard assisted in the design and creation of VanCity Capital Corporation, a subsidiary of VanCity Credit Union that provides innovative lending and enterprise support services. Richard has worked internationally, including projects in China. He has also created courses and taught in these areas at the University of Victoria Law School and BCIT, and has given countless public workshops and training sessions in every province in Canada and published a variety of articles in these fields. For more information: www.lawyerforcharities.ca

Michelle Ferris

Michelle FerrisMichelle Ferris, Program Resource Group (PRG) facilitator, has worked in community development, marketing communications, fund development and stakeholder relations for 15 years.
For the past seven years she has operated her own marketing communications business, specializing in serving public, economic development, arts, heritage and not-for-profit sectors. She is an ardent community volunteer who commits tirelessly to the causes and ideas that inspire her.

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