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The expanding investment spectrum for charities in Ontario

Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 8:48 AM | By Terrance Carter

In recent years, charities in Ontario have seen a number of changes that have expanded the spectrum of investment opportunities that are available to them. This article provides a brief overview of this expansion, including an explanation of the new “social investments” option available under the Charities Accounting Act (CAA).

Before a charity embarks on an investment in Ontario, its board should first determine which legislative framework applies to the investment. In this regard, legislation at both the federal and provincial levels encompasses three broad categories of...