Event description

Understanding Compliance for Non-Profits

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Understanding Compliance for Nonprofits

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Date of Webinar

Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Webinar Presenter

LESLIE EVANS has dedicated her career to the non-profit sector and is a co-founder and co-chair of Board Leadership Calgary.   Throughout her career she has worked at the local, provincial, and national levels for a variety of organizations from social services to community service to capacity building.  She even spent two years at The Calgary Foundation as the Community Grants Coordinator.

Leslie is an active volunteer within the sector as well.  She is the recipient of number volunteer awards including The Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals.  She holds, from the University of Calgary, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Management and a Certificate in Human Resource Development. In addition, Leslie earned a Master’s Degree in Management focusing on Voluntary Sector Leadership from McGill University.

As a born and raised Calgarian, Leslie is an outspoken advocate for the community association movement in Calgary.  As the Executive Director of the Federation of Calgary Communities, Leslie has expanded the services of the Federation to provide non-profit expertise to a variety of community focused organizations, empowering people to guide their own organizations with confidence and clarity.

Webinar Description

Non-profits and registered charities are incorporated under provincial and national acts. As incorporated organizations, there are certain structures like bylaws, remittances, reporting and taxation that the board must comply with to maintain incorporated status and to mitigate risk to the board. As dull as this subject sounds, it is important that you know your responsibilities as there can be financial consequences, including the deregistration of your organization and paying revocation tax, for failure to comply.

Join us for a “big picture” look at non-profit compliance. Participation in this learning event will help you to:

  • Understand how bylaws are the key to governance,
  • Learn about the different forms of regulatory compliances required of non-profits and charities,
  • Understand the consequences of failing to comply with requirements; and,
  • Familiarize yourself with a tool to help track of your organization’s compliance obligations

Follow Up Friday – Reflection and Discussion Session

View discussion on YouTube https://youtu.be/pD8THsFcR6A or below:

Topic: A New Structure – Equitable & Compliant

How are the structures within Nonprofits & Charities impacting decision making. If we look at decolonizing these processes and implementing equity-based practices can we maintain a compliant organization that meets our legal requirements. What are some different kinds of decision making processes, what barriers can we break down for impactful change, and what MUST we do to stay compliant.


BLC Organizers

  • Alberta Culture & Status of Women, Community Development
  • CommunityWise Resource Centre
  • Federation of Calgary Communities
  • Rozsa Foundation
  • Other Non-Profit Community Leaders

Thank you to our sponsors for continued support of our event

  • Friends of the Federation of Calgary Communities
  • Servus Credit Union
  • Simple Cloud Works