Date de parutionMars 2024
Nombre de pages652
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The Law of Charitable and Not-for-Profit Organizations, 6th Edition

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Work effectively with and within a charity or NPO.
Charitable and not-for-profit organizations play an important role in Canada’s economy, and in the lives of millions of Canadians involved in community efforts. In working inside or alongside these organizations, it is of immense benefit to have a good understanding of the laws governing them.

The Law of Charitable and Not-for-Profit Organizations is the leading legal reference text on the subject, providing an overview of the laws governing charitable and not-for-profit organizations, offering comprehensive analysis and advice in areas such as:

  • Legal structure
  • Governance and stewardship
  • Charity members and their relationship with the organization
  • Revenue, including fundraising, gifts, gaming, etc.
  • Legal compliance with various statutes and taxation

What’s New In This Edition
Author Donald J. Bourgeois is a top legal expert in the field, providing detailed information on charitable law, and offering exceptional insights and guidance. The Law of Charitable and Not-for-Profit Organizations, 6th Edition features significant case law, practice and legislative updates since the previous edition was published in 2016, including:

  • The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on charities and not-for-profit organizations
  • Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010
  • Saskatchewan’s Non-profit Corporations Act, 2022
  • The expansion of what types of organizations may be eligible for consideration for tax benefits under the Income Tax Act as a result of public policy decisions
  • The shift towards an objective standard of care for Officers, Directors and Trustees
  • The changing approach of the courts towards intervening in the relationship between a member and an organization
  • New guidance on social investments from the Ontario Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee and the amendment of Ontario’s Charities Accounting Act, 1990 to expressly permit social investments
  • The implementation of “accessibility” legislation and a new approach to human rights and accessibility in Ontario, Nova Scotia, Manitoba and at the federal level
  • The online application process for registration through CRA’s My Business Account

Who Should Read This Book

  • Lawyers who represent charities and not-for-profit organizations who require a reliable resource on charities and not-for-profit law in Canada
  • In-house counsel who work for charitable organizations, social welfare and cultural organizations, not-for-profit organizations, trade associations, etc. or as counsel for those dealing with a charitable group, such as when making a donation
  • Government lawyers and ministries who regularly work or interact with charities and not-for-profit organizations
  • Charities and not-for-profit organizations who need to have an important legal reference tool close at hand
  • Accounting firms who have charities and not-for-profit organizations as clients, to help advise them on maintaining their organization’s status


Donald J. Bourgeois, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., is one of Canada’s leading authorities on charities and not-for-profit organizations. He is the recipient of several awards, including the AMS/John Hodgson Award by the Ontario Bar Association in recognition of his leadership, development of the law, and service in the charitable arena, the Amethyst Award for Outstanding Achievement by Ontario Public Servants, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for dedication to his community and work to engage and inspire its residents, and the Mayor of Kitchener’s City Builder Award.

Mr. Bourgeois was General Counsel at the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and has a private practice that focuses on liquor, gaming and other regulated industries in Canada. He is an adjunct professor at York University, having taught gambling law and financial accountability in government and the charitable and not-for-profit sectors. He has also written extensively on the topic of charity and not-for-profit law, including several editions of The Law of Charitable and Not-for-Profit Organizations, Charities and Not-for-Profit Fundraising Handbook, Charities and Not-for-Profit Administration and Governance Handbook and the liquor control title for Halsbury’s Laws of Canada. He is also the author of Public Law in Canada and lead author for Election Law in Canada. He has also served as an officer and director of several key community and arts organizations, and as chair and member of various municipal and provincial government organizations and advisory bodies.