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Non-Profit Organization in Canada

I am going to work within a non-profit organization in BC Canada. So I want to know more about it.

What is a Non-Profit Corporation?

A non-profit corporation is a legal entity separate from its members and directors formed for purposes other than generating a profit to be distributed to its members, directors or officers. While a non-profit corporation can earn a profit, the profit must be used to further the goals of the corporation rather than to pay dividends to its membership. Non-profit corporations are formed pursuant to federal or provincial law. A non-profit corporation can be a church or church association, school, charity, medical provider, activity clubs, volunteer services organization, professional association, research institute, museum, or in some cases a sports association. Non-profit corporations must apply for charitable status to benefit from tax-exempt status and to issue tax-deductible receipts to donors.

Non-profit corporations are distinct from business corporations that are formed to make a profit and to distribute the profit to their shareholders. Business corporations are regulated by either federal or provincial laws.

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It’s OK to say “I’m sorry”

British Columbia’s Ministry of the Attorney General has introduced Canada’s first apology legislation.
The proposed bill will allow people and organizations to apologize for an accident without incurring legal liability or fear of voiding an insurance contract. An apology made by a person or an organization in connection with any matter will not constitute an express or implied admission of fault or liability.
Accident victims often want nothing more than an explanation and an apology for waht happened to them.
The victim get a apology and fell better than nothing.
So if you hit other people’s car in accident, it is OK to say “I’m sorry”. It doesnot mean you are liable for this accident.
On the other hand, it is nothing to say “I’m sorry.”
The Discussion Paper on Apology Legislation.

 

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