With great privilege comes great regulation.

People are often surprised that there are detailed and extensive laws governing the way we give charity, and to whom we give it.

Running a Charity: A Canadian Legal Guide is written for people who work for the good of all humankind. It is intended to help charities maintain compliance with the law while continuing their good work.

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A Must-Have Resource

Starting and maintaining a registered charity is a complicated process for the uninformed. This comprehensive book by Adam Aptowitzer is a must-have resource for all registered, or soon to be registered charities.

National Director, Anglican Network in Canada

A Must Read

If giving money away was easy, everyone would be a philanthropist. This book, and its supporting resources, is a must read for anyone who is considering creating a charity. Running a charity is managing an operation that requires oversight and compliance with multiple levels of government as well as with donors who support your organization. Adam Aptowitzer has taken his decades of experience in this sector and created a must-have resource for advisors, executives and board members to navigate the maze of starting and running a charitable organization.

Executive Director, Place2Give Foundation

This Book is a Lifesaver

I’ve come across a lot of other books about governance and strategies for the non-profit sector but there is really nothing else out there that breaks down the actual legal procedures for charities to follow in order to set up and to operate within the law. This book helped us figure out what parts of our operation were putting our charity at risk for not complying with things we did not even know about. There is a ton of things to know about running a charity properly and this book is a lifesaver for laying it all out clearly, including things specific to each province.


Have This Book Within Arm's Reach

Everyone who manages the operations of a charity should have this book within arm's reach. Consultants should carry copies with them to clients and it should be a welcoming gift to every new treasurer of the board.

Director of Philanthropy, Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation

Resources To Help You Grow

Samples of various forms and documents referred to in the book are provided on this companion website and will be updated regularly.


Website sponsored by Drache Aptowitzer LLP