Charitable Status Workshop for the Arts Sector on November 9

Free and essential information for charity staff and Boards!!! Lower Mainland sessions.

October 19, 2009


We at the BC Centre for Social Enterprise are delighted by our partnership with Canadian charities lawyer Richard Bridge, in order to share plain-language and current information on charity governance, fundraising limits, and reporting. This project is generously supported by the Canada Revenue Agency.

Topics to be covered include financial areas such as proper receipting, managing books and records, the disbursement quota, the new T3010B information return, GST / HST, and CRA audits. Good governance principles and approaches are another focus, which is extremely important for Board members. The session also offers advice on allowable fundraising activities, and social enterprise.

We have so far delivered 16 of these sessions across Western Canada, and the positive feedback has been astounding. Many participants state that this session should be a prerequisite for any staff or Board members involved in charities. Other comments that we have received revolve around people's realization that 'you don't know what you don't know until you know it!'.

Here are the Lower Mainland, BC dates. All sessions are free, but pre-registration is a must. Attendees receive a free comprehensive information package.

  • Nov 9 -- Vancouver, BC -- arts sector -- 10am to 5pm -- BC Alliance for Arts and Culture -- #100 - 938 Howe Street

To register for the November 9th session (arts sector), please call 604.681.3535 or email

Our sincere thanks go to Lower Mainland sponsors BC Alliance for Arts and Culture, the Vancouver Foundation, and the Langley Association for Community Living!

Please do book your seat as soon as you can as space is limited. Multiple participants from the same charity (Board members, staff) are encouraged to register together. Individual registrants are also welcome. These sessions are also perfect for non profit groups considering applying for charitable status.

For more information on the BC Centre for Social Enterprise, click here.
Stacey Corriveau

BC Centre for Social Enterprise



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