Florence Carey


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Office: Winnipeg

Main: (204) 957-4891

Fax: (204) 957-4414

Services provided by F I Carey Law Corporation

Education & Qualifications

  • Manitoba Bar (2001)
  • TEP (STEP Canada)
  • LLB (Manitoba, 2000)
  • BA (Brandon, 1997)

Florence practises in the area of taxation, which involves corporate and personal tax planning, incorporations, corporate reorganizations, advice and assistance to small business and farm business, business succession and estate planning, as well as dispute resolution with CRA. She provides services to non-profit organizations and charities, including applications for charitable status, incorporations, corporate governance and bylaws, CRA compliance and audits, gift planning and general advice.

  • Secretary and member of Executive Committee, National Charity and Not for Profit Law Subsection, Canadian Bar Association
  • Business Coach, Fast Pitch, The Winnipeg Foundation (2015-2016)
  • Director, Manitoba Lung Association
  • Director, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
  • Member of Advisory Committee, Tomorrow Fund, the endowment fund of The United Way Winnipeg
  • Former Director, Immigrant Centre of Manitoba (a charitable organization)
  • Former Director, Chair and Secretary, Versatech Industries Inc. (a charitable organization) (2004-2010)
  • Former Chair of Management Committee, Winnipeg Chapter of Canadian Association of Farm Advisors (2007-2008)
  • Former Director and Vice-President, PLATFORM: Centre for Photographic & Digital Arts (2002-2004)


  • The Law Society of Manitoba
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP)
  • Guest lecturer on Tax and Charitable Giving, Philanthropy and the Law Course, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba (2014-present)
  • Charities, Not-for-Profits, and Other Exempt Entities: Losing your Status and your Reputation – paper presented at Canadian Tax Foundation’s Prairie Provinces Tax Conference (2016)
  • Gift Planning in the “New Age” – presentation at Kaizen Conference, a joint presentation of the Canadian Association of Gift planners and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (2016)
  • Bringing out the Best in Others – Women in Leadership Conference, Career Women Interaction (FCI-CWI) (2015)
  • Ethnocultural Charities and Public Benefit – National Charities Symposium, presented by The Canadian Bar Association (2014)
  • Philanthropy and Estate Planning – Kaizen Conference, a joint presentation of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (2014)
  • 2013 Budget Update and the Split Receipting Rules – National Charity Symposium, presented by The Canadian Bar Association (2013)
  • Charitable Giving Trends – Professional Advisory Committee of the Jewish Foundation (2012)
  • Cottage Planning – Winnipeg Chapter of the Society of Tax and Estate Practitioners (2012)
  • Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act – in-house presentation to Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson LLP lawyers (2011)
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Gifts involving Cultural Property National Charity Law Symposium, presented by The Canadian Bar Association (2010)
  • Understanding Related Business, Social Enterprise, and Micro-Loans – Canadian Council of Christian Charities Annual Conference (2010)
  • Share Rights and the Presumption of Equality – Canadian tax subgroup of World Services Group, jointly with Scott A. McCamis (2010)
  • Challenges for Boards of Directors who are Managing Endowments in Difficult Times (about fiduciary duties and tax obligations in relation to endowments)  Charity Symposium, jointly sponsored by the University of Manitoba and The Winnipeg Foundation (2009)
  • Author of RESPs and Estate Planning, published in Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal, Canada Law Book (March 2008)
  • Managing Intergenerational Transfers (about farm succession planning)  Keystone Agricultural Producers (2008)
  • Estate Planning Tips Tomorrow Fund of The United Way of Manitoba (2007, 2008)
  • SIFT Rules (about the SIFT rules and the REIT exception) – Canadian tax subgroup of World Services Group, jointly with Carmele N. Peter (2007)
  • Easy Money (about benefits of charitable giving)  Manitoba Jewish Federation (2007)
  • Wills and Estate Planning Lunch and Learn employees of The United Way (2007)
  • Sessional Instructor, Corporate Tax Course offered by the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba (2006, 2007)
  • Provided commentary and insight to publications such as The New York Times, CBC and La Liberté on topics related to tax planning, certified cultural property and medical assistance in dying legislation.
  • One of the Best Lawyers in Canada – Charities/Non-Profit Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  • A leading practitioner, Charities, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • University Gold Medal (2000)
  • Honourable Alexander Morris Exhibition Prize (2000)
  • Archie Micay, Q.C. Award in Law (2000)
  • Pauline & Samuel Zinman Prize (2000)
  • Law Society Prize (2000)
  • Cecil Black Memorial Prize (2000)
  • Max Kaplan Prize (2000)
  • Maritime Law Book Prize (2000)
  • Manitoba Law School Foundation Prize (2000)
  • Samuel Hyman Memorial Prize (2000)
  • Dean’s Honour List (1998, 1999, 2000)
  • Carswell Company Limited Prize (1998, 1999)
  • Isbister Scholarship (1998, 1999)
  • Jane Evans, Q.C. Prize (1999)
  • David and Myrna Bowman Prize (1999)
  • Archie Micay, Q.C. Prize (1999)
  • Lieutenant M. M. Soronow Scholarship (1998)
  • UMSU Scholarship (1998)
  • Justice and Mrs. I. Nitikman Prize (1998)
  • D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize (1998)