Many organizations are unsure of their legal obligations and duties related to corporate administration, which can put them in unexpectedly precarious situations.
We help institutions assess their current compliance with internal policy, external legal requirements, and government reporting duties. We also provide administrative support to organizations wishing to formalize their legal status: for example, through applications for charity status or incorporation.
These services are particularly useful for new boards and management teams looking for support in assessing their current status and bringing their organization up to legal standards.
An example of a project in this category:
You’ve recently been hired as the Fundraising and Outreach Coordinator for a small organization that offers free job training and placement services for youth with disabilities. You’ve been feeling pretty frustrated lately: there are so many grants you’d be able to apply for, if only you had charitable status. You know your organization is eligible to apply, but got a quote from a lawyer to do the work and it’s over three thousand dollars.
We work with you to establish a lower-rate price that’s within the means of your organization and give you a list of the paperwork we need to make it happen. We put together your application to the Canadian Revenue Agency and follow up with the government if any issues arise. Your application still gets looked over by our in-house lawyer, but without the nasty bill!