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Victoria eyes change to non-profit tax exemption

City staff are recommending the city adopt a “commercial activity” definition in which portions of properties used principally for revenue generation – such as thrift stores or church parking lots rented at commercial rates – deemed to be in…

BC Charities want their fair share

For several years, the British Columbia Association for Charitable Gaming has been calling on the province to honour a 1999 memorandum of agreement that called for 33 per cent of gambling profits to go to the charitable sector.   View…

A half-hour constituency report by Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong   Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong discusses the importance of skills training and small business to the success of BC’s economy, and updates us on great community…

Updated Gaming Grant Application

The Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch has announced a shortened application form for returning gaming applicants.  The print version is available immediately and the online version will be available when Arts & Culture groups and Sports…

Why-n Not Indeed!

Here’s a follow up to the previous post:   VICTORIA – The B.C. government is eliminating rules that prevented charities and non-profit organizations from including liquor in gift baskets at fundraising events. Energy Minister Ric…

Why-n Not?

New provincial regulations will limit the way charities can auction off donated wine and liquor at fundraising events.  Read the complete article to learn…

Gaming Grants to North Shore Arts and Sports Club

North and West Vancouver arts and sports clubs received welcome news last week when the government announced $327,000 in funding through the provincial gaming grant program.  This is in addition to the August 31st distribution of over $550,000 to…

Tough Times for Land Conservancy

This is a tough spot to be in.  If you have any ideas to help, feel free to share them here or get in touch with the Land Conservancy directly.   The Canada Revenue Agency has seized the bank accounts of B.C.’s largest conservation…

Charitable Adventures

Charity Challenge (http://www.charitychallenge.ca/index.html) has helped raise more than $50 million for charity in Great Britain, and will be hosting fundraising events in rugged Northern Canada starting in 2013.  Here is an article about their…

Follow Up: Housing Crisis

Following up on the previous post, this article outlines some of the challenges low-income housing programs will face in coming years. Presently there are no federal or provincial plans to initiate new or extend existing operating agreements. T…