Terrance Carter, as the Managing Partner of Carters, practices in the area of charity and not-for-profit law, and has been recognized as a leading expert by Lexpert and The Best Lawyers in Canada, and Chambers and Partners. Mr. Carter is also a registered Trademark Agent and acts as legal counsel to the Toronto office of the national law firm Fasken on charitable matters.

Mr. Carter is a co-author of Corporate and Practice Manual for Charitable and Not-for-Profit Corporations (Thomson Reuters), a co-editor of Charities Legislation & Commentary, 2022 Edition (LexisNexis Butterworths), a contributing author to The Management of Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations in Canada, 4th Edition (2018 LexisNexis Butterworths), co-author of Branding and Copyright for Charities and Non-Profit Organizations, 3rd Edition (2019 LexisNexis Butterworths) and the Primer for Directors of Not-for-Profit Corporations (Industry Canada).

Mr. Carter is a former member of CRA Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector, a member of the Government Relations Committee of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals, a Past Chair of the Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and a Past Chair of the Charity and Not-for-Profit Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), a past member of the Technical Issues Working Group of Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Charities Directorate, a past member of CRA’s Charity Advisory Committee and the Uniform Law Conference of Canada Task Force on Uniform Fundraising Legislation,. Mr. Carter was awarded the Friends of CAGP Award in 2020, and was the 2019 recipient of the Jane Burke Robertson Award of the Canadian Bar Association, as well the 2002 recipient of the AMS - John Hodgson Award of the OBA for charity and not-for-profit law. He is also a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the American Bar Association Tax Exempt Section, and has participated in consultations with the Public Guardian and Trustee of Ontario, the Charities Directorate of CRA, Finance Canada, and was a member of the Anti-terrorism Committee and the Air India Inquiry Committee for the CBA.

Mr. Carter has written numerous articles and been a frequent speaker on legal issues involving charity and not-for-profit law for the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the American Bar Association, the CAGP, the Canadian Tax Foundation, CPA Canada, CPA Ontario, STEP, CSAE, the New York University School of Law, the University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law, Ryerson University, McMaster University, the University of Waterloo Master of Tax program, Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia), University of Manitoba Law School, as well as the C.D. Howe Institute.

Mr. Carter is also the editor of, and a contributor to www.charitylaw.ca, www.churchlaw.ca, www.carters.ca, and www.antiterrorismlaw.ca, as well as Chair of the annual Church & Charity Law Seminar™, and a founder and a past co-chair of the CBA National Charity Law Symposium.

  • B.A. (Joint Honours), and a McGill University Scholar, McGill, 1975
  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1978
  • Ontario Bar, 1980
By Terrance S. Carter, Theresa L.M. Man and Jacqueline M. Demczur

Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 523, Nov 13, 2023.

By Terrance S. Carter, Theresa L.M. Man and Jacqueline M. Demczur

Featured in the October 2023 Charity & NFP Law Update

By Terrance S. Carter and Urshita Grover

Featured in the October 2023 Charity & NFP Law Update

By Terrance S. Carter, Nancy E. Claridge and Sean S. Carter

Featured in the October 2023 Charity & NFP Law Update
Speaking Engagements & Seminar Materials
By Terrance S. Carter, Malcolm Burrows and Karen Cooper

Presented at at STEP Canada's 25th National Conference in Toronto on June 20, 2023.
By Terrance S. Carter with Sister Bonnie MacLellan, CSJ.

Presented at Saint Paul University, Faculty of Canon Law on June 13, 2023. PDF HANDOUT Paper
by Terrance S. Carter

presented at the CAGP 29TH National Conference on Strategic Philanthropy in Vancouver on April 20, 2023.