2012 National Charity Law Symposium

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2012 National Charity Law Symposium
2012 National Charity
Law Symposium
Presented by the CBA and OBA Charity and
Not-for-profit Law Sections and the
Professional Development Committee
Friday, May 4, 2012
Metro Toronto Convention
Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Sponsors:
Co-Chairs:
Terrance S. Carter, Carters Professional Corporation, Orangeville, ON
Kate Lazier, Miller Thomson LLP, Toronto, ON
Mark your calendar! The Annual National Charity Law Symposium will be back again in the spring of
2012. This joint program of the Canadian Bar Association’s and the Ontario Bar Association’s Charity and
Not-For-Profit Law Sections will bring together leading experts from across Canada to speak about the
latest developments in this rapidly changing area. Refreshers on key issues affecting charities in Canada will
also be addressed.
Listen to The Honourable Mr. Justice Marshall Rothstein of the Supreme Court of Canada and a panel of
Federal Court of Appeal and Tax Court judges discuss charity law before the courts. Consider the Federal
Budgets changes for registered charities and other qualified donees. Learn how to view financial statements
and the T3010 information returns with a critical eye. Learn about fraudulent conveyances and inter-charity
gifts. Explore the meaning of arm’s length for charities under the Income Tax Act. Learn about procedural
issues and strategies under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act. Consider the public and private
nature of regulating charities. Discuss the impact of civil law of gift on common law donations.
Plus, get an exclusive update at lunch from the Director General of the Charities Directorate at the Canada
Revenue Agency on current issues impacting your clients!
Don’t get caught unaware – mark your calendars today!
Inscrivez cette date à votre agenda! Le Symposium national annuel du droit des organismes de bienfaisance sera
de retour au printemps 2012. Ce programme conjoint des sections du droit des organismes de bienfaisance et à but
non lucratif de l’Association du Barreau canadien et de l’Association du Barreau de l’Ontario réunira d’éminents
spécialistes de partout au Canada pour discuter des plus récents développements dans ce domaine en pleine
effervescence. Les questions d’actualité touchant les organismes de bienfaisance canadiens feront aussi l’objet d’un
examen approfondi.
L’honorable juge Marshall Rothstein, de la Cour suprême du Canada, et un groupe de juges de la Cour d’appel
fédérale et de la Cour de l’impôt discuteront des affaires de droit des organismes de bienfaisance qui ont été
soumises aux tribunaux. Vous verrez les changements découlant des budgets fédéraux qui touchent les organismes
de bienfaisance enregistrés et les donataires reconnus. Vous apprendrez tout sur les transferts frauduleux et les dons
entre organismes de bienfaisance. Vous explorerez le sens de l’expression « sans lien de dépendance » en vertu de
la Loi de l’impôt sur le revenu. Vous étudierez les questions procédurales et stratégiques dans l’optique de la Loi
canadienne sur les organisations à but non lucratif. Vous considérerez le caractère public et privé de la réglementation
des organismes de bienfaisance. Vous discuterez de l’incidence de la notion d’un don selon le droit civil pour les dons
selon la common law.
De plus, au déjeuner, vous bénéficierez d’une mise à jour exclusive de la directrice générale de la Direction des
organismes de bienfaisance de l’Agence du revenu du Canada au sujet des questions d’actualité qui touchent vos
clients!
Ne ratez pas l’occasion : inscrivez dès aujourd’hui cette date à votre agenda!
Ce programme est offert uniquement en anglais.
Pr o g r a m
8:00 | 8:30
REGISTRATION
8:30 | 8:35
OPENING COMMENTS
Co-Chairs:
Terrance S. Carter, Carters Professional Corporation, Orangeville, ON
Kate Lazier, Miller Thomson LLP, Toronto, ON
TIMELY NEW TAX TOPICS TO CONSIDER
8:35 | 9:05
Essential Federal Budget Update 2011/2012
Robert Hayhoe, Miller Thomson LLP, Toronto, ON
9:05 | 9:35
Reading the T3010 With a Critical Eye
James Parks, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Toronto, ON
9:35 | 10:05
Striving To Measure “Non-Arms Length’ for Charities Under The ITA
David Stevens, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Toronto, ON
10:05 | 11:30
REFRESHMENT BREAK
10:30 | 11:00
New Eligibility Requirements for Directors, Officers and Staff of Registered Charities
Karen Cooper, Carters Professional Corporation, Ottawa, ON
VIEW FROM THE BENCH – REVISITED
11:00 | 12:15
Judges’ Panel Discussion, Including Questions and Answers
Moderator: Justice Patrick J. Boyle, Tax Court of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Panelists: The Honourable Mr. Justice Marshall Rothstein, Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa, ON,
The Honourable Donald G.H. Bowman, former Chief Justice of the Tax Court of Canada, Toronto,
ON, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, Toronto, ON, and The Honourable J.D. Denis Pelletier, Federal Court
of Appeal, Ottawa, ON
Note: Brief written questions received in advance or from the floor will be considered by the Panelists.
CRA COMES TO LUNCH
12:15 | 1:10
LUNCH
01:10 | 1:45
CRA Comes to Lunch
Cathy Hawara, Director General, Charities Directorate, Canada Revenue Agency, Ottawa, ON
01:45 | 1:55
Short Break
CORPORATE AND OPERATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS
1:55 | 2:25
Procedural Issues and Strategies Under the CNCA
Hartley Nathan, Minden Gross LLP, Toronto, ON
2:25 | 2:55
Protecting your Client: Reading Financial Statements with a Critical Eye
Jill McAlpine, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP, Toronto, ON, and Elena Hoffstein, Fasken Martineau
DuMoulin LLP, Toronto, ON
2:55 | 3:25
The Abakhan Decision, Fraudulent Conveyances and Inter-Charity Gifts
Margaret Mason, Bull Houser & Tupper LLP, Vancouver, BC
3:25 | 3:40
REFRESHMENT BREAK
THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX
3:40 | 4:10
Regulating Philanthropy: Is Charity Public or Private?
Adam Parachin, University of Western Ontario, Toronto, ON
4:10 | 4:40
Impact of Civil Law of Gift on Common Law Donations
Blake Bromley, Benefic Law Corporation, Vancouver, BC
4:40 | 4:45
CLOSING REMARKS OF CO-CHAIRS
4:45
WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION
CONFERENCE ACCREDITATION
The time spent attending this program (6.25 hours) is eligible for credit towards the annual continuing professional
development (“CPD”) requirement in all mandatory CPD jurisdictions.
Law Society of Upper Canada accreditation application for the New Member Requirement and the Professionalism
Credit pending.
This program has been approved for LAW PRO CPD Premium Credit
Detailed accreditation and conference information is available at:
http://cba.org/pd/details.aspx?id=NA_CHAR12
Speakers subject to change
Re g i s t r a t i o n F o r m
Joint CBA/OBA
2012 National Charity Law Symposium
MEETING VENUE
Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building)
255 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6
Phone: (416) 585-8143
Friday May 4, 2012
Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), Toronto, ON
CONFERENCE HOTEL
InterContinental Toronto Centre
225 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2X3
Phone: 1-800-235-4670 or 416-597-1400
To make your reservation online, visit
https://resweb.passkey.com/go/cbanationalcharity or contact the
hotel directly at 1-800-235-4670 to make your reservation.
Refer to the group: CBA National Charity Law Symposium
when reserving to obtain the preferred rate. The preferred
room rate is available until April 2, 2012.
TRAVEL
Book online at www.aircanada.com to take advantage of a 10%
discount on Tango Plus, Latitude and Executive airfares to
Toronto (YYZ). You must quote promotion code: FCR64W61
at the time of booking and you must book online.
Book online at www.flyporter.com or call 1-888-619-8622 using
promo code NCLS12 to receive a 20% discount on all fare
classes for attendees. The discount applies to the best available
published fares at the time of booking.
CAR RENTAL
AVIS, the official rental car supplier of the CBA, offers several
special rates. Call 1-800-331-1600 or visit www.avis.com to
reserve your car. You must quote discount number C136498.
REGISTRATION
Pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or AMEX), or send cheque
or money order made payable to the Canadian Bar Association
together with this registration form to:
Mahoganey Jones, PD Coordinator
Canadian Bar Association
865 Carling Ave., Suite 500, Ottawa, ON, K1S 5S8
Fax to: 613-237-0185
Email: [email protected]
PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE
CONFERENCE TOGETHER WITH A COMPLETED
REGISTRATION FORM. ALL RECEIPTS ARE MAILED
OUT AFTER THE CONFERENCE.
CANCELLATION POLICY
There will be a 20% administrative charge for any cancellation
received in writing prior to April 4, 2012. No refunds will be
issued after April 4.
INFORMATION
For further information about this program, please contact
Mahoganey Jones at the CBA National Office by telephone at
613-237-2925 or 1-800-267-8860 ext. 189, or by e-mail at
[email protected]
For updates on the CBA PD programs, please
visit our website at www.cba.org/PD
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