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
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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
Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector Releases Report #2
By Theresa L.M. Man and Jacqueline M. Demczur. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 495, May 27, 2021.
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SCC: Voluntary Association Membership Not Automatically Contractual
By Jacqueline M. Demczur, Esther S.J. Oh and Sean S. Carter. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 494, May 27, 2020.
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Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector Releases its First Report
By Theresa L.M. Man and Jacqueline M. Demczur. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 489, March 24, 2021.
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New Comprehensive Guidance for Charities on Advancement of Education From CRA
By Jacqueline M. Demczur. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 483, January 28, 2021.
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Federal and Ontario Measures in Response to COVID-19 Impacting Charities and Not-for-Profits
By Terrance S. Carter and Jacqueline M. Demczur, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 469, March 24, 2020.
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Speaking Engagements
Donor Advised Funds: An Overview and Legal Implications
The second of the Carters Spring 2021 Charity & NFP Law Webinar Series was held on May 4, 2021 with a session by Jacqueline M. Demczur
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How Charities and NFPs Can Prepare for the ONCA
Presented by Jacqueline M. Demczur at The 2021 Charity & NFP Law Seminar.
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Preparing Churches and Charities for the ONCA
Presented by Jacqueline M. Demczur at The 2020 Church & Charity Law Webinar.
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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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