Terrance S. Carter    B.A., LL.B., TEP, Trademark Agent

Terrance S. Carter
Orangeville Office
Tel: (519) 942-0001 x222
Fax: (519) 942-0300
Email: tcarter@carters.ca
Toll Free: (877) 942-0001

Toronto Office
Tel: (416) 594-1616
Fax: (416) 594-1209
Email: tcarter@carters.ca
Toll Free: (877) 942-0001

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Terrance Carter, as the Managing Partner of Carters, practices in the area of charity and not-for-profit law, and has been recognized as a leading expert by Lexpert and The Best Lawyers in Canada, and Chambers and Partners. Mr. Carter is also a registered Trade-mark Agent and acts as legal counsel to the Toronto office of the national law firm Fasken on charitable matters. 

Mr. Carter is a co-author of Corporate and Practice Manual for Charitable and Not-for-Profit Corporations (Thomson Reuters), a co-editor of Charities Legislation & Commentary, 2019 Edition (LexisNexis Butterworths), a contributing author to The Management of Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations in Canada, 4th Edition (2018 LexisNexis Butterworths), co-author of Branding and Copyright for Charities and Non-Profit Organizations (2014 LexisNexis Butterworths) and the Primer for Directors of Not-for-Profit Corporations (Industry Canada). 

Mr. Carter is a member of CRA Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector, a member of the Government Relations Committee of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals, a Past Chair of the Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and a Past Chair of the Charity and Not-for-Profit Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), a past member of the Technical Issues Working Group of Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Charities Directorate, a past member of CRA’s Charity Advisory Committee, and the Uniform Law Conference of Canada Task Force on Uniform Fundraising Legislation, and was awarded the 2002 recipient of the AMS - John Hodgson Award of the OBA for charity and not-for-profit law,as well as the 2019 recipient of the Jane Burke Robertson Award of the Canadian Bar Association. He is also a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the American Bar Association Tax Exempt Section, and has participated in consultations with the Public Guardian and Trustee of Ontario, the Charities Directorate of CRA, Finance Canada, and was a member of the Anti-terrorism Committee and the Air India Inquiry Committee for the CBA.

Mr. Carter has written numerous articles and been a frequent speaker on legal issues involving charity and not-for-profit law for the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the American Bar Association, the CAGP, the Canadian Tax Foundation, CPA Canada, CPA Ontario, STEP, CSAE, the New York University School of Law, the University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law, Ryerson University, McMaster University, the University of Waterloo Master of Tax program, Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia), University of Manitoba Law School, as well as the C.D. Howe Institute.

Mr. Carter is also the editor of, and a contributor to www.charitylaw.cawww.churchlaw.cawww.carters.ca, and www.antiterrorismlaw.ca, as well as Chair of the annual Church & Charity Law™ Seminar, and a past co-chair of the CBA National Charity Law Symposium.


Charity and Not-for-Profit Law, Fundraising, Gift Planning, National and International Strategic Planning, Charity Tax and Trusts and Intellectual Property.


B.A. (Joint Honours), and a McGill University Scholar, McGill, 1975
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1978


Ontario Bar, 1980

Ontario Court of Appeal Overturns Finding of Charitable Purpose Trust
By Jennifer M. Leddy, Terrance S. Carter and Adriel N. Clayton, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 473, May 28, 2020.
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New Changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy ("CEWS")
By Terrance S. Carter, Barry W. Kwasniewski and Luis R. Chacin, New Changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy ("CEWS"), May 19, 2020
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Direction and Control: Current Regime and Alternatives
By Terrance S. Carter and Theresa L.M. Man, April 2020, Charity & NFP Law Update, April 30, 2020. Paper
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COVID-19 Federal Government Support for Charities and NFPs
By Terrance S. Carter and Luis R. Chacin, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 471, April 30, 2020.
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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy ("CEWS"): An Overview for Charities and NFPs
By Terrance S. Carter and Barry W. Kwasniewski, Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy ("CEWS"): An Overview for Charities and NFPs, April 17, 2020
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Full listing of Publications

Speaking Engagements
Healthcare Philanthropy Seminar
Co-hosted by Carters and Fasken in Toronto on Wednesday May 22, 2019, moderated by Terrance Carter
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Legal Challenges in Social Media for Charities and NFPs
Presented by Terrance S. Carter on Wednesday April 17, 2019 for the Spring 2019 - Carters Charity & NFP Webinar Series
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Gift Acceptance Policies - Hot Policies for Hot Gifts
Presented by Theresa L.M. Man and Terrance S. Carter on April 10, 2019 at the CAGP 26th National Conference on Strategic Philanthropy in Montreal, Quebec.
Practice Management Tools
Presented by Ryan M. Prendergast and Terrance S. Carter on April 5, 2019 at the Ontario Bar Association Young Lawyer Division - Charity Program in Toronto.
Maintaining NPO Tax Exempt Status: What You Need to Know and Why it Matters
Presented by Theresa L.M. Man and Terrance S. Carter on February 15, 2019 at the CSAE Trillium 2019 Winter Summit in Burlington, Ontario.
Full listing of Publications


Corporate and Practice Manual for Charitable and Not-for-Profit Corporations, Thomson Reuters

By R Jane Burke-Robertson, Terrance S Carter, and Theresa LM Man

2019 Charities Legislation & Commentary, LexisNexis

By Terrance S Carter, Maria Elena Hoffstein, and Adam Parachin

Branding & Copyright for Charities & Non-Profit Organizations, 3rd Edition, LexisNexis.

By Terrance S Carter and U Shen Goh