Charities and Changes

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

I am writing this blog from Vancouver where I am attending the 21st annual conference of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, which is attended by gift planners, advisors and others working in the field of charitable planned giving. I thought that given my location, it would make sense ...

‘Tis the Giving Season

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Given that it is my last blog prior to the holidays, and given the importance of charitable and other giving to estate planning in general, I thought that I would take the opportunity to highlight two news stories that I thought readers might enjoy. The first story is that of Tom ...

Supporting Small Charities with Purpose

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

As of today, Canada has 86,621 registered charities. While that number has been creeping up, the distribution of resources within the charitable sector has not changed significantly over the years. Approximately two-thirds of registered charities have revenue under $100,000 per annum. Indeed, only 10,000 charities have total ...