Blog Bite: Are there legal questions that corporations should ask themselves before 'being charitable'?

June 14, 2013

This article posted on our partner site discusses some of the legal questions that corporations wishing to financially support a registered charity using company time or money (i.e., engaging in corporate social responsibility activities) should ask themselves before doing so through gift or sponsorship.

One of the considerations noted by the author is whether the Articles of Incorporation, or other originating document, authorizes charitable giving in conjunction with the corporation’s basic purpose - to conduct business with a view to profit.

Business incorporators who read this article from any jurisdiction, will need to consider the fiduciary rules and case law governing directors in their guidance of the specific business activities that the corporation is permitted to undertake. This article will also guide company directors on the issues to spot when thinking about social/charitable actions.

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Shareholders Agreement
Articles of Incorporation
Canada (Federal)
All Jurisdictions

Written by Alina.