Monthly Bulletin – National

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More Choice & Flexibility for Families & Caregivers, Starting December 3, 2017

On December 3, several changes to Employment Insurance benefits will become effective. Organizations with staff will want to take note of these changes, which affect benefits available for people caring for critically ill family members, leave entitlements for new parents, and the timing of maternity benefits.

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-Source: Newsletter, Early Alert, Imagine Canada, 13 November 2017

CRA Launches Charities Education Program

The CRA’s Charities Directorate has launched a new Charities Education Program, aimed at helping charities avoid common errors. At this point, the Program is aimed at newly-registered charities, but the Directorate has indicated it may be expanded in the future to allow charities to request site visits from Charities Education Officers.

The Charities Directorate had piloted this approach in select regions, and indicated to us that the response from the charities involved has been positive. A more pro-active educational approach by the Charities Directorate — working with charities to identify potential issues before they become problematic — is in line with recommendations that Imagine Canada and others have made.

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-Source: Newsletter, Early Alert, Imagine Canada, 13 November 2017

Statistics Canada Data

Statistics Canada has released the following products:
-Source: Newsletter, Early Alert, Imagine Canada, 13 November 2017
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