Supporting the 2019 CBA Charity Law Symposium

The 2019 Charity Law Symposium, hosted by the Charity and Not-for-Profit section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), takes place on Monday, May 6 in Toronto.

The annual event brings together members from the legal community across Canada to discuss emerging trends and recent developments in charity law – with a focus this year on political activities and freedom of expression. Items on the agenda include:

  • Recent developments including government announcements, Senate Committee report and high-profile cases such as Canada Without Poverty v. AG Canada and Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western
  • Emerging issues and challenges in understanding the landscape for political activities and free expression
  • Basics of lobbying regulation and issues in the new political advocacy environment
  • Charity or not-for-profit changes featured in the 2019 Federal Budget
  • Journalism as a non-profit or charitable purpose
  • Best practices for what directors need to consider and policies which should be in place to balance a charity’s freedom of expression with individual members’ rights
  • Update from a CRA Charities Directorate representative

Winnipeg lawyer Florence Carey, treasurer and member of the Executive Committee for the National Charity and Not-For-Profit Law Section, will co-chair the symposium. MLT Aikins is pleased to support the event as refreshment sponsor.

Event Details

Monday, May 6
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Toronto Regional Board of Trade (First Canada Place, Suite 350, 77 Adelaide Street W. Toronto)
View detailed agenda | More details and registration

This event is eligible for CPD credits.
Online webcast is available for those located outside the Greater Toronto Area. Contact for more information.