C.A.L.L. Charities Accounting and Legal Lessons Day 1

C.A.L.L. Charities Accounting and Legal Lessons Day 1

Richcraft Theatre - Shenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum Boulevard
Ticket price: $10
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If you run a charitable organization or sit on the board of directors, there is a good chance that the information you have to make the decisions for your charity has changed. Keep up to date and get the information you need to make the right CALL to keep your organization and charitable status safe. Join us November 1-3, 2017 for a 3-day information event.

3 days. 3 locations across Ottawa.

Get the information you need to make the right CALL for your charity.

This event will take place over 3 days at 3 different venues in various places across the city to make it easily accessible for even the busiest representative of your organization. Topics will vary slightly each day, however no two talks are the same. Come out to one session or come to them all!

Let the experts fill you in on current information your charity should know about accounting, employment law, community resources, governance and taxes.

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Day 1: November 1, 2017

Ottawa East

** The session is in French **

Richcraft Theatre - Shenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum Boulevard

Register for 1 November, 2017

Check-in: 8:30 am
Conferences begin at: 9:00 am


Dan Brunette — Community Foundation of Ottawa

Understanding the Community Foundation

Dan will discuss how the Community Foundation can help your organization connect, apply for grants and funds and much more.

Sylvie Lalonde — Lawyer, Drache Aptowitzer LLP

Bylaws: Tips and Traps

Not-for-profit organizations most often consult their regulations when unexpected or undesirable events occur, such as conflicts of membership, concerns about a wandering administrator, disputes over notice of meetings, or voting questions. They are often surprised to find that their bylaws are too restrictive, outdated, do not comply with the law or reflect current organizational practices. This session will focus on best settlement practices and how to ensure that your statuses are clear, compliant, flexible and tailored to meet the specific needs of your organization.

Sébastien Huard — Lawyer, Emond Harnden

Bill 148: Proposed Changes to Ontario's Labour and Employment Law. Are you ready?

On June 1, 2017, the Ontario government introduced Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, which, if passed, would result in sweeping changes to labour and employment laws in Ontario. Sébastien Huard will provide an overview of the proposed changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Labour Relations Act, 1995 and discuss some of the potential significant implications for employers.

Rosanne Sabourin — Accountant, Welch LLP

The Strategic Component of Governance and Its Major Issues

Understand the financial statements of your organization to apply financial decision-making techniques and how to address the governance component of governance to manage the risk of liability associated with your directorship.

Register for 1 November, 2017

Day 1 Speakers

Dan BrunetteDan Brunette — Ottawa Community Foundation

Dan Brunette is currently the Director of Development and donor Services at the Ottawa Community Foundation. Dan is also President of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Gold Award Holder’s Association (Quebec), Secretary of the Bhawani Anantaraman Memorial Foundation, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa and a former director of the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Foundation. In addition to his volunteer and pro-bono work, Daniel has spoken on fundraising related topics at various conferences in Edmonton, Kingston, Ottawa and Winnipeg. He has also done a series of 3 webinars in French on charitable compliance and receipting, under the auspices for the Canadian Law Information Program (CLIP) and Mark Blumberg of Blumberg Segal LLP./ Dan Brunette est actuellement directeur du développement et des services des bailleurs de fonds à la Fondation communautaire d’Ottawa. Dan est également président du Prix du duc d’Édimbourg – Gold Award Holder’s Association (Québec), secrétaire de la Fondation commémorative Bhawani Anantaraman, membre du Kiwanis Club d’Ottawa et ancien directeur de la Fondation Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa. En plus de bénévola et de son travail Pro bono, Daniel a parlé de sujets liés à la collecte de fonds lors de diverses conférences à Edmonton, à Kingston, à Ottawa et à Winnipeg. Il a également fait une série de 3 webinaires en français sur la conformité et les recettes de bienfaisance, sous les auspices du Programme d’information sur le droit canadien (CLIP) et Mark Blumberg de Blumberg Segal LLP.

Sylvie LalondeSylvie Lalonde — Lawyer/Advocat, Drache Aptowitzer LLP

Sylvie Lalonde practices in the area of charitable, not-for-profit and public organizations (including hospitals, museums, universities and colleges), healthcare institutions and services law. She advises on corporate/commercial matters, corporate governance and privacy matters.  She was selected by peers for inclusion in the 2016 and 2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Health Care Law).  Ms. Lalonde also advises on issues of confidentiality and privacy legislation, such as compliance with the Personal Information Protection, etc.  Ms. Lalonde is fluently bilingual and practices in both official languages.  / Sylvie Lalonde pratique dans le domaine des organismes de bienfaisance, à but non lucratif et publics (y compris les hôpitaux, les musées, les universités et les collèges), les institutions de santé et les services juridiques. Elle conseille sur les questions d’entreprise / commerciales, la gouvernance d’entreprise et les questions de confidentialité. Elle a été sélectionnée par les pairs pour inclusion dans les éditions 2016 et 2015 de The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Health Care Law). Mme Lalonde conseille également sur les questions de confidentialité et de la législation sur la protection de la vie privée, telles que la conformité à la protection des renseignements personnels, etc. Mme Lalonde est bilingue et pratique dans les deux langues officielles.

Sébastien HuardSébastien Huard — Lawyer/Advocat, Emond Harnden

Fully bilingual, Sébastien has considerable experience in the public and private sectors with particular focus on municipal and federal government, health care and transportation.  A graduate of both the common law and civil law programs at the University of Ottawa, Sébastien provides counsel on judicial reviews, labour arbitration, wrongful dismissal claims, governance issues, human rights, collective bargaining, labour disputes, WSIB claims, privacy matters and Ontario Labour Relations Board and Public Service Staff Relations Board proceedings.  Sébastien also provides bilingual workplace training geared towards any level of personnel from front line staff to the highest level of management, in both small workshop groups and large seminars presentations.  / Entièrement bilingue, Sébastien possède une expérience considérable dans les secteurs public et privé, en mettant particulièrement l’accent sur le gouvernement municipal et fédéral, les soins de santé et les transports. Diplômé des programmes de common law et de droit civil à l’Université d’Ottawa, Sébastien fournit des conseils sur les examens judiciaires, l’arbitrage de travail, les réclamations de licenciement injustifié, les questions de gouvernance, les droits de l’homme, la négociation collective, les conflits du travail, les demandes de la CSPAAT, les questions de confidentialité et a la’Ontario Commission du Conseil des relations de travail et du Conseil des relations de travail dans la fonction publique de l’Ontario. Sébastien offre également une formation bilingue sur le lieu de travail en fonction du niveau du personnel du personnel de première ligne au plus haut niveau de gestion, tant dans les petits groupes d’ateliers que dans les grandes présentations de séminaires.

Rosanne SabourinRosanne Sabourin — Accountant/Compatable, Welch LLP

Rosanne joined Welch LLP in 2012 as a staff accountant while she completed her university degree. She graduated in December 2013 from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Commerce with a specialization in accounting. In 2016, Rosanne successfully completed the CPA program and was named manager shortly thereafter./Rosanne a rejoint Welch LLP en 2012 en tant que comptable du personnel lorsqu’elle a terminé son diplôme universitaire. Elle est diplômée en décembre 2013 de l’Université d’Ottawa avec un baccalauréat en commerce spécialisé en comptabilité. En 2016, Rosanne a réussi le programme CPA et est nommé gestionnaire peu de temps après.


Presented by

Drache Aptowitzer LLP

In association with

Ottawa Community FoundationOttawa Arts Council