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Virtual Panel: Bill S-216 and why funding groups without charitable status matters

Virtual Panel: Bill S-216 and why funding groups without charitable status matters

March 23, 2022 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Bill S- 216, the Effective and Accountable Charities Act aims to amend the Income Tax Act to enable charities to establish more equal partnerships with non-charities (or “non-qualified donees”), while still ensuring accountability and transparency.

The bill has passed in the Senate and will now be debated in the House of Commons. There appears to be substantial support across the parties, which means it may pass and become law in the next few months.

Join Philanthropic Foundations Canada and Imagine Canada as we present a joint webinar for our members, partners and stakeholders to learn more about the bill, the issues it seeks to address, and what it might mean for our work in the nonprofit sector as grantmakers, fundraisers, and sector partners.

Simultaneous English-French interpretation will be available.


Bill Mintram, Rideau Hall Foundation
Bill Mintram is Director of Indigenous and Northern Relations at Rideau Hall Foundation, where he oversees funding projects and partnerships with Indigenous communities across Canada and throughout the North, including non-qualified donees.

Jacqueline Lee-Tam, The Climate Justice Organizing HUB
Jacqueline Lee-Tam is Co-Director of The Climate Justice Organizing HUB, which supports grassroots organizers working on climate related projects.

Susan Manwaring, Partner, Miller Thompson LLP (moderator)
Susan Manwaring is a recognized leading expert advising social enterprises, charities and non-profits in her practice. She is the national lead of the Social Impact Group at Miller Thomson, and is currently on the Government of Canada’s Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector.

More speakers to be announced.