On June 11, nonprofits in Halton gathered to hear Gillian Tuck Kutarna share information about and insights into Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation which comes into effect on July 1, 2014. Gillian, a lawyer from Miller Thomson LLP in Guelph, and a member of their Education and Charities and Not-for-Profit Law practice groups, presented a detailed overview of the new legislation, described the significant impact it will have on how nonprofits and charities use electronic communication, and responded to a wide range of questions.
Members of HNN can access a copy of her presentation in the Members Only pages (just login). For information and resources provided by the Government of Canada, go to www.fightspam.ca.
Based on feedback from HNN members present at the session, HNN will be posting additional resources to assist in the transition to the new electronic communications requirements. Check back to access these resources as they are posted.
HNN’s next Learning/Networking Session is set for Wednesday, June 11 from 9:00 to noon. Along with formal networking opportunities and updates (focused in particular on The New Narrative for the sector), the session will focus on new Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation.
CASL comes into effect on July 1, 2014, and will restrict the kinds of electronic messages that charities and nonprofit corporations can send to their stakeholders. Find out what steps your organization can take to comply. Our resource person for this learning opportunity is
Gillian Tuck Kutarna (Lawyer from Miller Thomson LLP in Guelph, and a member of their Education and Charities and Not-for-Profit Law practice groups ). There is limited seating, so register today! Member cost is $20 and non-member $30.
For further information and to register on-line, please click here.
We are delighted to announce the launch of an occasional series of reflection papers from the Halton Nonprofit Network. The purpose of these papers is to encourage dialogue and provoke discussion around key issues confronted by the nonprofit sector in Halton.
HNN would like to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for its commitment to local capacity-building efforts through its funding for 2 years of HNN’s capacity-building activities. This grant will support shared learning (both formal large sessions and smaller peer-lead sessions) as well as HNN’s exploration of ways to provide affordable consulting supports to nonprofits.
New legislation slated to be proclaimed some time in 2014 (depending on Second and Third Reading in the Legislature) will have an impact on not-for-profit organizations that are incorporated under Ontario law. HNN has provided 2 sessions on the new Act, one in June 2012 that focused on the content of the Act and issues that nonprofits might have in coming into compliance and one on October 4, 2103, that focused on getting ready for the new ONCA.
All nonprofits can take advantage of information on the Act and its implications by going to the Ministry of Consumer Relations website at http://www.sse.gov.on.ca/mcs/en/Pages/onca3.aspx. As well, CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario) will be providing supports and resources to assist over the 3 year transition period. Their latest e-bulletin can be found at http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=abb8d4fff2115d25bb547dc02&id=0c2a4b5e3b and their website is www.nonprofitlaw.cleo.on.ca . Carters, a law firm with a specialization in charity and nonprofit law, also has resources at http://www.carters.ca/onca/index.htm .
Copies of presentations made by the resource people at the 2 HNN sessions are available for HNN members in the member only section of the website – just log in and look under the New ONCA tab.