The Canadian Network of Community Land Trusts commissioned Benjamin Miller from Nonprofit Law Ontario to create of this legal guide for community land trusts exploring obtaining charitable status.

It presents three trajectories for community land trusts wanting to enjoy the benefits of charitable status:

  1. Applying for charitable status
  2. Creating a separate legal arm of the CLT that has charitable status, or
  3. Entering into a formal relationship with a registered charity.

Please note, this guide should be considered legal information, not legal advice. We strongly encourage you to seek legal advice before applying for charitable status.

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