Jacqueline M. Demczur    B.A., LL.B.

 Jacqueline M. Demczur
Orangeville Office
Tel: (519) 942-0001 x224
Fax: (519) 942-0300
Email: jdemczur@carters.ca
Toll Free: (877) 942-0001
 
Meeting Locations
(by appointment)
Toronto (416) 594-1616

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Mrs. Demczur was called to the Ontario Bar in 1999, joined Carters in 2001 and became a partner in 2007.  Her practice is exclusively focused in the areas of charity and not-for-profit law, including incorporation, charitable status applications, corporate restructuring, establishment of churches and religious denominations, international operations, gift planning, legal risk management reviews, charity pre-audit reviews and post-audit submissions to CRA, and advising directors of charities and other not-for-profit corporations.  Mrs. Demczur has been recognized as a leading expert in charity and not-for-profit law in Canada by Lexpert and The Best Lawyers in Canada.

Mrs. Demczur is a member of the Charity & Not-for-Profit Section of the Ontario Bar Association, a contributing author to the Primer for Directors of Not-for-Profit Corporations published by Industry Canada, and has written numerous articles on charity and not-for-profit legal issues, including directors’ and officers’ liability, incorporation and risk management, for The Lawyers Weekly, The Philanthropist, Charitable Thoughts, and www.charitylaw.ca.  Mrs. Demczur is also a regular speaker at the annual Church & Charity Law™ Seminar and has been an invited speaker to the Canadian Bar Association, Imagine Canada Sector Source, and numerous other organizations.  Her volunteer activities have, in the past, included serving as a Board member of Theatre Orangeville, Vice-President and a Board member of the Orangeville Tennis Club, and a Business Advisory Committee Member for Family Transition Place.

PRACTICE AREAS:

Charity and Not-for-Profit Law

EDUCATION:

B.A., University of Windsor, 1992
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1995

CALLED TO THE BAR:

Ontario Bar, 1999

Publications
Primer on Donor Advised Funds and Current Issues
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
Special Senate Committee Update
By Jacqueline M. Demczur, AFP Ewire, July 18, 2018.
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Canada Revenue Agency Announces New Program to Help Charities Meet Obligations
By Jacqueline M. Demczur and Terrance S. Carter, The Lawyers' Daily, December 22, 2017.
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CRA Announces New Charities Education Program
By Jacqueline M. Demczur and Terrance S. Carter, AFP e-wire, December 13, 2017
Charity And NFP Legal Check-Up: 10 Tips For Effective Legal Risk Management
By Terrance S. Carter and Jacqueline M. Demczur, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 398, February 23, 2017
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Full listing of Publications

Speaking Engagements
Primer on Donor Advised Funds and Current Issues
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
Essential Charity and NFP Law Update
Presented by Jacqueline M. Demczur at The 2018 Church & Charity Law Seminar.
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Essential Charity & NFP Law Update
Presented by Jacqueline M. Demczur at The 2017 Church & Charity Law Seminar
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Healthcare Philanthropy: Check-Up 2017
was co-hosted by Carters and Fasken Martineau on June 1, 2017 with a two part session entitled "Essential Charity Law Update" and "Critical Issues Concerning Investment by Charities" presented by Jacqueline M. Demczur and Terrance S. Carter
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Mysteries of the T3010: Focus on Special Issues
Presented by Jacqueline M. Demczur at The Ottawa Region Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Seminar.
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