Annual Report 2021-2022

  • July 21, 2022

Summary of Meetings: Charities and Not-For-Profit

Number of Meetings Held:6

October 21, 2021
Registration Count: 41
Guest Speaker: Laura West, Norton Rose Fullbright LLP
Meeting Title/Topic: Charitable Gifting and Trusts: Issues of Interest​
Synopsis: This presentation covered a variety of topics, including the creation and administration of restricted charitable purpose trusts, the cy-près doctrine and gift planning and charitable receipting issues that may arise when a donation comes from trust property.

November 18, 2021
Registration Count: 24
Guest Speaker: Anders Ourom, Legal & Governance Services for Societies, Charities, and Co-operatives
Meeting Title/Topic: Not-for-Profits *NOT* Incorporated under the Societies Act or the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act
Synopsis: Presented on some of the multitude of entities operating in Canada that are not incorporated under the Societies Act or the CNCA.

January 27, 2022
Registration Count: 41
Guest Speaker: Martha Rans, QC, Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society
Meeting Title/Topic: Civil Resolution Tribunal: Case Update
Synopsis: Discussed recent developments coming out of decisions from the Civil Resolution Tribunal relating to societies and their members. Presented a case comment on Farrish v. Delta Hospice Society, 2021 BCSC 1374.

February 14, 2022
Registration Count: 20
Guest Speaker: Fahad Ahmad, Carleton University Kevin McCort, Vancouver Foundation Kristin Helgason, Vancouver Foundation
Meeting Title/Topic: Justice Philanthropy
Synopsis: Discussed the themes of reallocating charitable funding and divestment of endowments in favour of under-represented groups.

March 17, 2022
Registration Count: 34
Guest Speaker: Brendan Harvey (Yeager Employment Law); Elizabeth Reid (Fasken); Shelby Boehm (Fasken).
Meeting Title/Topic: Employment Law Basics for Charities and Not-for-profits
Synopsis: Practitioners with experience representing both sides of the employment relationship summarized these important principles and answer questions.

May 19, 2022
Registration Count: 22
Guest Speaker: Emma Ferguson, Associate Counsel, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP Roger Lee, Partner, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
Meeting Title/Topic: Family Philanthropy - Keeping the Kids in the Picture
Synopsis: Presentation addressed the risks to planned gifts if the kids are excluded from the discussions, planning of charitable gifts, and why donors should involve their children in their charitable giving.