CBA Charity Law Symposium 

May 6, 2019
Toronto ON


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Join leading experts and your peers from across Canada at the annual Charity Law Symposium to examine the recent developments and emerging landscapes in political activities and freedom of expression in a charity law context. The Charity & Not-For-Profit Section of the Canadian Bar Association is bringing you this essential one-day event. Among the speakers and topics planned for the 2019 Sympsium are:

  • Review of the most recent developments in this area, including government announcements, Senate Committee report and cases such as Canada Without Poverty and Trinity Western;
  • A panel to discuss the emerging issues and challenges understanding the landscape for political activities and free expression;
  • A review of any charity or not-for-profit changes featured in the 2019 Federal Budget;
  • Consideration of journalism as a charitable purpose;
  • A practice update regarding what the directors need to consider and policies which should be in place to balance a charity’s freedom of expression with individual members’ rights;
  • A representative from the CRA Charities Directorate, updating the sector regarding the work of the Directorate.


On-line registration is now open. Simply click on the REGISTER NOW button located on the right-hand side of your screen. If you do not wish to proceed with on-line registration you can print, complete and send (by fax or mail) the PDF Registration Form.

Online Webcast Registration

To register for the online webcast, please click here.

Note: Online webcast available for those located outside the GTA only. Please contact Kalli Foster for more information.

Conference Rates

In Person Fee Total
CBA Members $465.00 + taxes $525.45
Young Lawyers <5 years (CBA Members) $410.00 + taxes $463.30
Students (CBA Members) $325.00 + taxes $367.25
Non-Members $575.00 + taxes $649.75

There will be a 20% administrative charge for any cancellation received in writing prior to April 6, 2019. No refund will be given after April 6, 2019. There will be no refunds for "no-show" registrants.

Meeting Venue

Toronto Region Board of Trade
First Canadian Place
77 Adelaide Street West
Toronto, ON M5X 1C1


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