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The simple way to get answers from a professional non-profit lawyer.

Not sure how the law relates to charities? Questions about your non-profit? You could be talking to an expert in just a few clicks

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Not sure what you need? Book a free call with our Legal Concierge™ service.

Get legal advice from a non-profit lawyer

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1. Book your call

Select your province and "Non-Profit" from the dropdown menu then choose a time and a lawyer. You can typically schedule a call within the next two hours.

Speak with your business lawyer over the phone

2. Your lawyer will call you

If your lawyer needs more information, they will contact you by email. Otherwise, they will call at the agreed time to answer your questions and discuss your options.

Easily review your experience with your business lawyer

3. Proceed with confidence

Your lawyer will present you with a series of options. You can choose to proceed on your own or you can hire your lawyer to proceed on your behalf. If you choose to hire your lawyer, Goodlawyer will cover the cost of the initial Advice Session.


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What can a non-profit lawyer help you with?

Finally, affordable legal fees


per 15 min of advice

4/5 of our customers get the answers they need in a quick call with a lawyer. If you end up needing a larger service, we’ll refund the initial $39 advice session.


per page contract review

Includes a markup of the document with suggestions, followed by a 15 minute call to explain and answers questions. Perfect for contracts and agreements of all kinds.

Looking for more than just advice?

Goodlawyers can provide a range of common legal documents at very affordable prices.

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Goodlawyer can get you the answers you need, without any financial risk. Booking is fast and easy and you won't be charged if you aren't satisfied.

Frequently asked questions

What is non-profit law?

Non-profit law governs non-business, non-government organizations that are designed explicitly to make the world a better place. Just like for-profit organizations, these can be structured in many different ways, provincially and federally. Non-profit law is just as complex as for-profit law and in some cases, particularly tax exemptions, it can be even more complex.

What defines a non-profit organization?

Non-profits are organizations that conduct business for the benefit of the general public without using shareholders. They can sell goods and services, collect money, pay employees, and do everything else that a for-profit organization can do, but they are also governed by a mandate to create social or environmental good rather than profit for their stakeholders. 

What’s the difference between a charity and a non-profit?

Charities are a type of non-profit organization. Charitable organizations are exempt from paying certain taxes and goods and services sold by the charity are often GST/HST exempt. They can also provide tax receipts to their donors. 

In general, non-profits are easier to register and govern but enjoy fewer tax benefits. By definition, they must conduct operations for the benefit of the public and any money accumulated should go right back into the organization. Non-government organizations also fall under the non-profit definition. 

What can a non-profit lawyer do for me?

Non-profit lawyers can help you navigate any of the legal issues related to non-profit organizations like setting up your non-profit, maintaining its status, registering as a charity, optimizing your governance structure, advice around fundraising, and advising you on asset management.

How do I know my lawyer is good?

Every lawyer has been interviewed and background checked. They must be licensed and receive consistently positive reviews to remain on the platform.

What if I realize I have a larger legal need after my advice session?

Good lawyers can provide most legal services. The cost of the initial advice session will be deducted from the cost of the larger service.

What if my lawyer can't answer my questions?

If you are unsatisfied with the legal advice you receive from your lawyer, Goodlawyer will give you your money back. Simply email [email protected] to request a refund.

Will I be matched with a lawyer in my city?

You will be able to select the lawyer you want to work with. We partner with lawyers in every major Canadian city, but we can’t guarantee they will be available at all times.

Are there any resources that can help me improve my business?

Yes! We have an extensive library of small business resources ranging from templates, small business tips and tricks, business law, contract law and intellectual property. Check out our blog!

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