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VO Workshop: Legal Check-Up - Duties and Liabilities of Directors and Officers of Charities and Not-For-Profits

October 17, 2018, 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Legal_Check-up-640px.jpgBeing a member of a board or officer of a charity or not-for-profit (NFP) is a big responsibility. Along with the volunteer commitment comes a number of duties, responsibilities and liabilities to the organization and to yourself as a director or officer. As part of fulfilling your duties as a director or officer of a charity or NFP, it is important to be able to identify the areas of risk that your organization may face and take steps to manage those risks

This session will help you to understand your duties and liabilities so that you can comply with those obligations and reduce exposure to liability. We will also an overview of the top ten tips in achieving effective legal risk management for your organization and how to put those tips into practice. 

Who Should Attend

Board members and senior management of charities or NPOs, or anyone who would like to become a leader in the social sector.


Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre
1365 Richmond Road, Room 104
Ottawa, ON K2B 6R7


Terrance S. Carter, B.A., LL.B, TEP, Trade-mark Agent – Managing Partner of Carters, Mr. Carter practices in the area of charity and not-for-profit law, and is counsel to 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 and Commentary (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2018), and co-author of Branding and Copyright for Charities and Non-Profit Organizations (2014 LexisNexis Butterworths). He is recognized as a leading expert by Lexpert and The Best Lawyers in Canada, and is a Past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association and Ontario Bar Association Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Sections. He is editor of www.charitylaw.ca, www.churchlaw.ca and www.antiterrorismlaw.ca.


Please contact Maria Lahiffe, Education Officer, at 613-736-5266 ext 114, education@volunteerottawa.ca

Cancellation policy: 

An email confirming this registration will be sent to the primary email address for your member account, or the email address on this form if you are a non-member. Your registration is transferrable to anyone else within your organization. The following workshop registrations are non-refundable: (a) purchased at a discounted rate, (b) purchased using a voucher, or (c) cancellation received less than five (5) business days prior to the event. Any other cancellation is refundable, subject to a $10.00 administration fee.


Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

The Number 11 OC Transpo bus stops in front of the building.

There is free parking in front of the building. If that is full, then there is also parking in the gravel parking lot next to Biagio's restaurant. The gravel parking lot is signposted as parking for Pinecrest-Queensway staff and guests.

Parking in the lots for Lincoln Fields mall, or the paved parking for Biagio's restaurant, is at your own risk.


Contact Information

1365 Richmond Road
Ottawa, ON
Canada K2R 6R7

TEL: 613-820-4922

E-mail: info@pqchc.com
Web: http://www.pqchc.com/


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