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C.A.L.L. - Charities Accounting and Legal Lessons - November 3, 2017

Drache Aptowitzer LLP

Friday, 3 November 2017 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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Drache Aptowitzer LLP in association with the Ottawa Community Foundation and The Ottawa Arts Council proudly presents:

Charities Accounting and Legal Lessons

If you run a charitable organization or sit on the board of directors, there is a good chance that the information you have to make the decisions for your charity has changed.  Keep up to date and get the information you need to make the right CALL to keep your organization and charitable status safe.  Join us November 1-3, 2017 for this valuable information event. 

3 days. 3 locations across Ottawa. 

Get the information you need to to make the right CALL for your charity.

This event will take place over 3 days at 3 different venues in various places across the city to make it easily accessible for even the busiest representative of your organization.  Topics will vary slightly each day, however no two talks are the same. Come out to one session or come to them all!

Let these experts fill you in on current information your charity should know about accounting, employment law, community resources, governance and taxes.

Read more about our speakers here.

Speakers - CALL November 3

Nov. 3, 2017— Ottawa West

Dan Brunette—Ottawa Community Foundation 
Understanding the Community Foundation
Dan will discuss how the Community Foundation can help your organization connect, apply for grants and funds and much more.

Karen Cooper—Lawyer, Drache Aptowitzer LLP
By-laws: Tips and Traps
Not-for-profit organizations most often consult their by-laws when unexpected or adverse events arise, such as membership disputes, concerns about an errant director, challenges to meeting notices, or voting issues. They are often surprised to find that their by-laws are too restrictive, outdated, do not comply with the law, or do not reflect the organization’s current practices. This session will focus on by-law best practices and how to ensure your by-laws are clear, compliant, flexible and tailored to best meet your organization’s specific needs.

Jeffrey Miller—Accountant, GGFL Chartered Accountants
Dealing with the CRA, and Mitigating Other Risks Charities Face - an accountant's perspective 
Familiarize yourself with the potential red flags to the CRA, what they look for when conducting an audit, and learn about the greatest risks that charities face and how you can mitigate them in this information session presented by Jeffrey Miller, Partner, GGFL.

Raquel Chisholm— Lawyer, Emond Harnden
Myth Busting in Employment Law
In employment law, “not knowing” can hurt you.  The truth is that the greatest risk of liability for any not-for-profit comes from its employees.  This session will dispel the top three myths in employment law so that participants will be better able to avoid these liabilities and use the law proactively to create a stable and productive workplace.  Topics will include the risks in using successive fixed term agreements and an employer’s legal obligations in the unfortunate event of a termination.

Time Speaker or Event Topic 
8:30am Registration and Networking   
9:00am Opening Remarks  

Dan Brunette,
Ottawa Community Foundation

Understanding the Community Foundation

Karen Cooper, Lawyer, Drache Aptowitzer LLP

Bylaws: Tips and Traps
10:00am Coffee Break and Networking  
10:20am Jeffrey Miller, Accountant
GGFL Chartered Accountants
Dealing with the CRA, and Mitigating  Other Risks Charities Face  
11:00am Raquel Chisholm, Lawyer, Emond Harnden   Myth Busting in Employment Law
 11:40am  Closing Remarks  


We would like to thank the Ottawa Community Foundation, the Ottawa Arts Council, GGFL Chartered Accountants, Emond Harnden,  and Welch LLP for coming out and sharing their expertise.  Will you answer the C.A.L.L.?  Register your party now, space is limited.


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Have questions about C.A.L.L. - Charities Accounting and Legal Lessons - November 3, 2017? Contact Drache Aptowitzer LLP

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Cedarhill Golf and Country Club
56 Cedarhill Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2R 1C5

Friday, 3 November 2017 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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Drache Aptowitzer LLP

Recognized as one of Canada’s foremost experts in the law related to charities and non-profit organizations, Drache Aptowitzer LLP will provide appropriate guidance through every step of your organization’s life span.

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