Multiple Corporate Structures for Canadian For-Profits, Non-Profits and Charities to Enhance Flexibility + Impact

Understand how having more than one entity can increase effectiveness and impact and how those entities work together

This course will discuss the tremendous benefits and complexities of using multiple corporations together to achieve societal impact. Registered charities have advantages but also have many restrictions. Often having a charity work with a non-profit and even a for-profit together can be the most effective method of achieving the desired impact.

This course will discuss:

  • Types of organizations such as for-profits, non-profits and registered charities;
  • Pros and cons of different types of organizations;
  • Why multiple structures can assist in achieving objectives;
  • Simple combinations of organizations and complicated operations
  • Key considerations when considering multiple corporate vehicles
  • Purposes/legal objects
  • Activities and restrictions relating to different types of corporate vehicles
  • Funding sources that are available to different vehicles
  • Examples of multiple structures;
  • Challenges with multiple corporate structures; and
  • Rewards with multiple corporate structures.

  • This course is for those involved with a charity, non-profit or for-profit who want to understand the strategic importance of having another entity working alongside their existing entity or for those considering starting a more complicated structure to societal impact. It will be of interest to directors, staff, volunteers and professional advisors such as lawyers, accountants, and investment advisors.



    Your Instructor


    Mark Blumberg
    Mark Blumberg

    Mark Blumberg is a partner at the law firm Blumberg Segal LLP (Blumbergs) in Toronto and works almost exclusively advising non-profits and registered charities on their work in Canada and abroad.Mark has written numerous articles, is a frequent speaker on legal issues involving charity and not-for-profit law and is the editor of www.CanadianCharityLaw.ca and www.globalphilanthropy.ca™ – Canadian websites dedicated to news about the Canadian charitable sector as well as legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities operating in Canada or overseas.He also manages www.charitydata.ca and www.smartgiving.ca.

    Mark is particularly interested in the regulation of non-profits and charities in Canada, philanthropy, transparency requirements for the voluntary sector, providing accessible information on regulatory issues, and the use of data to make more informed decisions on the charity sector.

    Mark is quoted regularly in print media and appears frequently on radio and television on topics relating to philanthropy and the regulation of charities in Canada.Mark has also appeared on a number of occasions in front of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance on topics such as charity regulation, transparency, accountability and tax incentives for philanthropy. Mark has also made presentations to the Charities Directorate Annual All Staff Meeting as well the Annual Divisional Staff Meeting of the Determinations Section of Charities Directorate. Mark has presented to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) when the FATF conducted an evaluation of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism in Canada in 2015. Mark has testified at the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector and the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance.

    Mark is on the Charities Directorate Technical Issues Working Group, which is a bi-annual meeting between the Charities Directorate, the Department of Finance and the charity sector to discuss technical and policy issues pertaining to registered charities and the Income Tax Act (Canada). Mark is a member of the Exempt Organizations Committee of the American Bar Association.Mark spent 6 years on the Advisory Committee for the Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership (MPNL) at Carleton University.Mark is on the Board of the Canadian Charity Law Association.

    Mark has co-authored 20 Questions Directors of Not-for-Profit Organizations Should Ask About Mergers (Published by CPA Canada) and co-wrote a chapter on International Trends in Government-Nonprofit Relations: Constancy, Change, and Contradictions in Nonprofits and Government: Collaboration and Conflict.

    Mark lectures frequently to various industry and professional groups on charity compliance issues including the Chartered Professional Accountants Canada (CPA Canada), as well as CPA Ontario, BC and Alberta, Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Association of Gift Planners, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Community Foundations of Canada, Ontario Hospital Association, and Ontario Non-profit Network.

    Mark has also presented to and for organizations such as the APRA Canada, CanadaHelps, Canadian Charity Law Association, Canadian Environmental Grantmakers Network, Canadian Red Cross, Care Canada, Carleton University, Chapel and York, CharityVillage, Circle on Aboriginal Philanthropy, CIVICUS, Charity Law Information Program, various community foundations, the Estate Planning Council of Toronto, Federated Press, Canadian Institute, Humber College, Laidlaw Foundation, Law Society of Upper Canada, OCIC, Osgoode Hall Law School, PAGER, Volunteer MBC, Pillar Nonprofit Network, PWC Canada, RBC Foundation, Regional Diversity Roundtable of Peel, Ryerson University, The Schulich School of Business, Strategy Institute, United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto, United Way Canada, Universite de Montreal, University of Toronto, Vitalize, and World Vision Law Day.

    Mark has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto, an LLB from the University of British Columbia and a LLM from Osgoode Hall Law School in Tax Law.


    Course Curriculum


      Multiple Corporate Structures - Intro, Overview, Questions, Options for Structuring an Organization
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      Benefits and Complexities of Using Multiple Corporations Together
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      Extra Material - Incorporation, Organization, Charity Application
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      QUIZ
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