What do the political activities changes mean for your organization?
Join us for this free webinar where you’ll learn how the Canada Revenue Agency’s draft guidance allowing unlimited public policy dialogue and development activities (P2D2As – formerly referred to as political activities) came to be, what the changes mean, and how your organization will be affected.
This webinar will be presented in English at 12:00pm EST followed by a bilingual Q&A.
Susan Manwaring is a recognized leading expert advising social enterprises, charities and non-profits in her practice. Susan provides both general counsel and specialized tax advice to her clients across Canada and internationally. Susan is the national lead of the Social Impact Group at Miller Thomson and a member of the Consultation Panel on the Political Activities of Charities.
Bill Schaper is the Director of Public Policy in Imagine Canada’s Ottawa office. In past lives he was a political staffer on Parliament Hill, the senior policy advisor to a federal cabinet minister, a policy analyst and GR practitioner for universities, an independent policy consultant, and a communications specialist for the United Kingdom’s Auditor General.
This past January, the Canada Revenue Agency issued draft guidance explaining how the CRAwill administer changes to the Income Tax Act which allow charities to carry on unlimited public policy dialogue and development activities to advance their stated charitable purpose. The publication of the guidance follows Parliament passing legislation that changes the rules governing charities’ political activities. These changes were included in Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2, which received Royal Assent on December 13, 2018.
Only the first 100 participants will be able to join the live 12:00pm EST presentation but don’t worry, we’ll send the recording and related materials to everyone registered in the week following the webinar.