Welcome to Carters Professional Corporation (Carters)

A dynamic law firm established in Orangeville Ontario in January 2001, with offices also in Ottawa and Toronto. Carters has developed an excellent reputation in the practice areas listed below, with numerous lawyers having been recognized by Lexpert and Best Lawyers as leaders in their areas of practice.

The lawyers and staff at Carters are committed to excellence in providing clients with complete legal solutions for their unique needs. The firm is specialized in church, charity and not-for-profit laws, ADR, civil and commercial litigation; corporate, employment, intellectual property, copyright and trade-marks, personal injury, privacy, anti-terrorism, real estate, wills & estate administration.

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Recent News Releases and Publications
Charity & NFP Law Update - October 2019
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Tribunal Awards Considerable Damages for Discriminatory Hiring Practice
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 456, October 31, 2019.
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Proposed New Uniform Public Appeals and Crowdfunding Act
By Terrance S. Carter and Luis R. Chacin, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 455, August 29, 2019.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - September 2019
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Charity & NFP Law Update - August 2019
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Court of Appeal Reduces Termination Notice
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 454, August 29, 2019.
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Lobbying and Elections Legislation in Canada: An Introduction for Charities and Not-For-Profits
By Ryan M. Prendergast and Terrance S. Carter, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 453, August 29, 2019.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - June 2019
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Duty to Accommodate Ends When Employment Contract is Frustrated
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 452, June 27, 2019.
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Special Senate Committee on Charitable Sector Releases Final Report
By Terrance S. Carter, Theresa L.M. Man and Ryan M. Prendergast, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 451, June 27, 2019.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - May 2019
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Ontario Court Orders Damages Relating to 'Revenge' Videos Posted Online
By Sean S. Carter, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 450, May 30, 2019.
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Ontario Court of Appeal Affirms Patients' Right to Effective Referral
By Jennifer M. Leddy. Church Law Bulletin No. 56, May 30, 2019.
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Canada Introduces Digital Charter and Proposes Reforms to PIPEDA
By Esther Shainblum, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 449, May 30, 2019.
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Implications of Ontario Budget Cuts for Ontario Not-For-Profits
By Terrance S. Carter, Barry W. Kwasniewski and Ryan M. Prendergast, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 448, May 24, 2019.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - April 2019
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Employee Dismissed for Vaping Cannabis and Driving Employer's Car
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 447, April 25, 2019.
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Applying for Federal Incorporation and Charitable Status
By Esther S.J. Oh and Terrance S. Carter, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 446, April 25, 2019.
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OPC Signals Policy Change for Data Transfers Across Borders
By Esther Shainblum, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 445, April 25, 2019.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - March 2019
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Waiver Held Unenforceable for Not Contemplating Circumstances of Claim
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 444, March 28, 2019.
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Federal Budget 2019: Impact on Charities and Not-For-Profits
By Theresa L.M. Man, Ryan M. Prendergast, Esther Shainblum, Terrance S. Carter and Sean S. Carter, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 443, March 20, 2019.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - February 2019
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Characteristics of Employee Duties Found not to be Managerial or Supervisory
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 442, February 27, 2019.
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Legal Issues in Social Media for Charities and Not-for-Profits
By Terrance S. Carter, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 441, February 27, 2019.
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The Ottawa Region 2019 Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Seminar
was held on February 14, 2019. The Ottawa Region Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Seminar is designed to assist charities and not-for-profits in understanding developing trends in the law in order to reduce unnecessary exposure to legal liability.
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Charity & NFP Law Update - January 2019
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Medical Cannabis Exclusion from Benefit Plan Not Discriminatory
By Barry W. Kwasniewski, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 440, January 31, 2019.
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Court Declares Not-for-Profit Cemetery to be a Charitable Trust
By Jennifer M. Leddy and Terrance S. Carter, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 439, January 31, 2019.
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"PPDDA" In, "Political Activities" Out: CRA's New Draft Guidance Open for Comment
By Terrance S. Carter and Ryan M. Prendergast, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 438, January 31, 2019.
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Toll Free: 1-877-942-0001
Tel: (519) 942-0001

Ottawa Office
Tel: (613) 235-4774

Toronto Office
Tel: (416) 675-3766

 

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Events & Presentations
Spring 2019 - Carters Charity & NFP Webinar Series
The Sixth of a Series of Six Webinars was held on June 12, 2019 with a session by Esther Shainblum entitled "Critical Privacy Update for Charities and NFPs".
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Spring 2019 - Carters Charity & NFP Webinar Series
The fifth of a Series of Six Webinars was held on June 5, 2019 with a session by Theresa L.M. Man entitled "The Coming of the ONCA (We Hope) and What to Start Thinking About".
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Spring 2019 - Carters Charity & NFP Webinar Series
The fourth of a Series of Six Webinars was held on May 29, 2019 with a session by Ryan M. Prendergast entitled "Charities and Politics: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going ".
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Healthcare Philanthropy: Check-Up 2019
was co-hosted by Carters and Fasken Martineau on May 22, 2019 with a two part session entitled "The Coming of the ONCA (We Hope) and What to Start Thinking About" and "Critical Privacy Update for Charities" presented by Theresa L.M. Man and Esther Shainblum.
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Spring 2019 - Carters Charity & NFP Webinar Series
The Third of a Series of Six Webinars was held on May 15, 2019 with a session by Barry W. Kwasniewski entitled "Clearing the Haze: Managing Cannabis in the Workplace in Ontario".
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Primer on Donor Advised Funds and Current Issues
was presented by Jacqueline M. Demczur at the CBA Charity Law Symposium, hosted by the Canadian Bar Association Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Section on Monday, May 6, 2019. PDF HANDOUT Paper
Spring 2019 - Carters Charity & NFP Webinar Series
The Second of a Series of Six Webinars was held on May 1, 2019 with a session by Sepal Bonni entitled "Protecting Your Brand in the Digital Age".
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Spring 2019 - Carters Charity & NFP Webinar Series
The first of a Series of Six Webinars was held on April 17, 2019 with a session by Terrance S. Carter entitled "Legal Challenges in Social Media for Charities and NFPs ".
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