Ask A Lawyer - The Pros & Cons of Charitable Status

Ask A Lawyer: The Pros & Cons of Charitable Status

Free Live Webinar with Martha Rans, K.C. , Law for Non-Profits Founder & Legal Director
June 26th at 12-1pm PST

Thinking of applying for charitable status? This special session is for you.

What are charitable purposes? What are charitable activities?  What kind of fundraising can we do? Here’s your chance to ask a lawyer with decades of specialized experience.

Questions will be pre-selected based on the areas of greatest need and be answered anonymously. The session will also allow for a 10-15 minute moderated Q&A for follow up questions.


Question submissions have now closed. You are welcome to join the webinar at the link below June 26 at 12pm PST hosted via Zoom.

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About Martha Rans, K.C.
Martha Rans has been a lawyer for over 20 years. Her Vancouver-based law practice specializes in the legal needs of non-profits, charities and digital creatives. She spent 10 years as labour employment and human rights lawyer/mediator with the BC and Ontario governments. She has appeared before administrative tribunals, provincial and BC Supreme Court. She advises on charity law, incorporation, governance, privacy, employment, labour, health & safety and human rights. Her advice is practical and strategic, tailored to the needs of her clients.

Martha is an advocate for public legal education and information. She is the founder of, a resource dedicated to the non-profit sector. She provides advice, information and education to thousands of BC's creators and non profits. She is also a copyright educator and teaches the next generation of artists and designers at post-secondary schools across Canada.  She founded and oversaw the Artists Legal Outreach providing free legal advice to over 3000 artists.