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
Bill S-216: End of the ‘Own Activities’ Requirement?
Presented by Terrance S. Carter and Theresa L.M. Man at the CBA Charity Law Online Symposium on September 22, 2021.
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Charity & NFP Law Update April 2022
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Open Letter by CBA in Support of Bill S-216
Current as of April 26, 2022
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FEDERAL BUDGET 2022: Impact on Charities and Not-for-Profits
By Terrance S. Carter, Theresa L.M. Man, Ryan M. Prendergast, Esther Shainblum, Esther S.J. Oh, Jennifer M. Leddy, Sean S. Carter, Adriel N. Clayton and Martin U. Wissmath. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 510, April 8, 2022.
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Charity & NFP Law Update March 2022
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Employee Secret Recordings of Employer is Cause for Dismissal, BC Supreme Court Rules
By Barry W. Kwasniewski and Martin U. Wissmath. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 509, March 31, 2022.
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Open Letter by Charity Lawyers in Support of Bill S-216
Current as of March 31, 2022
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Charity & NFP Law Update February 2022
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Continuing Dilemma: Ontario Corporations Going Federal?
By Theresa L.M. Man. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 508, February 24, 2022.
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Reminder for Charities to Take the Necessary Steps to Meet the DQ
By Terrance S. Carter and Theresa L.M. Man. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 507, February 24, 2022.
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Bill S-216 – ‘Resource Accountability’ and the Vulnerable Sector
Presented by The Honourable Ratna Omidvar, C.M., O. Ont, Senator for Ontario at the 2022 Ottawa Region Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Webinar on February 17, 2022
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Charity & NFP Law Update January 2022
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Ontario Workers Have the Right to ‘Disconnect from Work’ as Well as Other Rights Under ESA
By Barry W. Kwasniewski and Martin U. Wissmath. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 506, January 27, 2022.
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Charities Legislation & Commentary, 2022 Edition
Co-Edited by Terrance S. Carter, Maria Elena Hoffstein, and Adam M. Parachin (LexisNexis Butterworths, October 2022). Commentary
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Charity & NFP Law Update November 2021
Updating Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations
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Carters Law Firm
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Orangeville Office
211 Broadway, PO Box 440
Orangeville, Ontario, Canada
L9W 1K4
Tel: (519) 942-0001
Toll Free: 1-877-942-0001

Ottawa Office
117 Centrepointe Drive, Suite 350
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K2G 5X3
Tel: (613) 235-4774
Toll Free: 1-866-388-9596

Toronto Office
67 Yonge Street, Suite 1402
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5E 1J8
Tel: (416) 594-1616
Toll Free: 1-877-942-0001

 
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Presentations
The Ottawa Region 2022 Charity & NFP Law Seminar
was held on February 17, 2022. The Ottawa Region 2022 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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Disbursement Quota Reform: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Presented by Theresa L.M. Man at The UWO Faculty of Law School on Jan 17, 2022.
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Moving Forward with the ONCA webinar
The new Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 ONCA has finally been proclaimed into law to assist with with this learning process Carters hosted Moving Forward with the ONCA: Understanding Key Provisions and Practical Tips on December 8, 2021
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The 2021 Church & Charity Law Webinar
was held on November 4, 2021. The Church & Charity Law Webinar is designed to assist churches and charities in understanding developing trends in the law in order to reduce unnecessary exposure to legal liability.
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Carters/Fasken Healthcare Philanthropy: Check-Up 2021
was co-hosted by Carters and Fasken on September 22, 2021 and included two sessions entitled "The ONCA and Healthcare Charities: What you need to know" and "Income Generation for Healthcare Charities, including Social Enterprise and Impact Investing" presented by Theresa L.M. Man and Terrance S. Carter.
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STEP Canada 23rd National Conference
was held virtually on June 14 and 15, 2021. Terrance S. Carter participated in a panel discussion entitled Philosophical Philanthropy on June 15, 2021 from 1:45 to 2:30 pm ET.
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Governance 101 for Charities: Back to the Basics, Including Governance Issues and Directors' Fiduciary Duties
was presented by Theresa L.M. Man at YWCA Canada on June 10, 2021.
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