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Not-for-Profit and Charitable Organizations Law

Not-for-profit and charitable organizations have unique and evolving legal challenges. Depending on the type of organization, the community served, and how the operation is run, these challenges call for specialized legal service.

We know that legislative changes impacting both federal and provincial non-profit corporations create real challenges and concerns for an organization. That's why we're ready to assist you with experienced lawyers who know how to bring your organization into compliance and ensure that you are ready for the future.

At Lerners, we know how not-for-profit organizations and charities operate, and we understand their issues firsthand. That's because many of our lawyers and staff members work as volunteers and serve on their boards of directors.

Our services go beyond drafting agreements and preparing documents. We not only oversee the start-up of many of these organizations, we continue helping them every step of the way. Our clients include grassroots charities and not-for-profits, public foundations, hospitals, professional associations and community foundations, and they all count on us for legal guidance in areas such as:

  • incorporation and organization;
  • working with the Canada Revenue Agency, including obtaining charitable status;
  • amalgamations and joint ventures;
  • corporate by-laws;
  • charitable review to ensure compliance with legislation;
  • policy development; and
  • planned giving programs.


Through every part of the journey, Lerners is there, serving not-for-profit and charitable organizations so they may continue their valuable work in our communities.