Uniform Acts Drafting Conventions

UNIFORM CHARITABLE FUNDRAISING ACT

CONTENTS

INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION


1.  Purposes
2.  Definitions
3.  Solicitations in [jurisdiction]
4.  Non-application of Act to certain solicitations
5.  Person in same position as charity

SOLICITATIONS


6.   Hours of certain kinds of solicitation
7.   Providing information during solicitation
8.   Cooling-off period
9.   Receipts
10.  Application of ss. 11-13
11.  Duty to maintain records
12.  Financial information
13.  General information

CHARITIES

14.  Registration requirement, solicitations to
individuals and corporations
15.  Use of fundraising businesses
16.  Registration procedure
17.  Grounds for refusing registration or renewal or imposing conditions
18.  Notice to applicant
19.  Expiry of registration
20.  Changes in information
21.  Compliance with standards of practice
22.  Request to refrain from making solicitations, etc.

FUNDRAISING BUSINESSES

23.   Licensing requirement, solicitations by fundraising businesses
24.   Licensing
25.  Grounds for refusing a licence or renewal or imposing conditions
26.  Notice to applicant
27.  Expiry of licence
28.  Changes in information
29.  Effect of security not being in force
30   Donor lists
31.  Holding contributions in trust
32.  Compliance with standards of practice
33.  Request to refrain from making solicitations, etc.
34.  Prohibition

FUNDRAISING AGREEMENTS

35.  Agreement mandatory
36.  Requirements

RETAIL INCENTIVE DONORS

37.  Duty
38.  Information
39.  Representations
40.  Certain activities of retail incentive donor not solicitation

INSPECTIONS AND INVESTIGATIONS

41.  Inspectors
42.  Inspection
43.  Inspection of s. 11 records
44.  Warrant for inspection
45.  Initiating investigation
46.  Order to assist investigation
47.  Order to conduct investigation with powers of commission

POWERS OF [ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY]

48.  Powers of [enforcement authority]
49.  Application to court
50.  Injunction

SUSPENSION, CANCELLATION AND IMPOSITION OF CONDITIONS

51.  Grounds

GENERAL


52.  General prohibitions
53.  False statements
54.  Disclosure by [enforcement authority]
55.  Appealing decision of [enforcement authority]
56.  Order compelling proper use of contributions
57.  Restriction on municipal powers
58.  Offences
59.  Compensation for loss
60.  Regulations
61.  Protection from liability

Comment: The Act regulates both charities and fundraising businesses. Jurisdictions that wish to regulate only the latter will need to adapt the Act accordingly.
Comment: A model regulation is appended to the Act.

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2018 Conference (Centennial)

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August 12 - 16, 2018