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Canadian Regulatory Issues

As the largest association of philanthropic fundraisers, AFP knows the profession like no one else. AFP's objectives include informing the public about the fundraising profession, and protecting the best interests of fundraising whenever related laws and regulations are developed.

AFP Submits Comments on CRA Fundraising Guidelines Proposal
(Sept. 8, 2008) As part of a broad coalition of groups AFP submitted comments to the Canada Revenue Agency encouraging significant changes to its proposed fundraising cost guidelines.   

Sign On to AFP’s Comments Regarding CRA’s Proposed Fundraising Cost Guidelines
(Aug. 22, 2008) AFP is looking to gather as much organizational support as possible to its joint response to the Canada Revenue Agency’s proposed guidelines on fundraising costs!   

Objet: Demande d’écrire au Cabinet fédéral concernant les obligations réglementaires et les coûts en vertu de la réglementation fédérale sur le télémarketing.
Nous vous écrivons afin d’encourager les organismes de charité au Canada de faire valoir leurs points de vue au Cabinet au sujet des obligations réglementaires et des coûts imposés aux organismes de charité en vertu des lois fédérales sur le télémarketing.  Ces obligations et coûts résultent d’une récente décision par le Conseil de la radiodiffusion  et des télécommunications canadiennes (CRTC) et va contre une exemption accordée aux organismes de charités enregistrés, par le Parlement sous la Loi sur les télécommunications.   

Action Needed: CRTC Telemarketing Rules and a Charitable Exemption
(July 11, 2008) AFP strongly encourages all Canadian members to contact Cabinet to urge it to oppose new regulatory obligations and costs imposed on charities under the federal telemarketing rules. These obligations and costs arise as a result of a recent ruling by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and run directly counter to the exemption provided to registered charities by Parliament under the Telecommunications Act.   

AFP Seeks to Exempt Charities From Do-Not-Call List Fees
(May 12, 2008) The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) joined with Imagine Canada in filing a petition on April 28, to the Governor in Council to seek relief for all registered charities from unfair fees proposed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).   

CRA Calls for Comments on Fundraising Cost Guidelines
(April 28, 2008)The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has proposed new guidelines on how charities should report fundraising costs and whether expenses can be considered charitable or fundraising.     

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