News & Events

Police Record Checks Reform Act 2018 (PRCA)

The new Police Record Checks Reform Act in Ontario came into effect on November 1, 2018 and currently only affects criminal record check protocol in Ontario.  Specifically this change affects Disclosure of Youth Records including police no longer conducting criminal record checks for volunteers under the age of 18. (Refer over for excerpts from the Act below)  Therefore in light of this change, we are advising our client organizations, including churches and any other charities serving children, youth and vulnerable adults, [...]

Upcoming Events Fall 2018

November 8, 2018 25th Annual Church & Charity Law Seminar presented by Carters Professional Corporation Location: The PORTICO Community Church, Mississauga, ON Ken Hall will be presenting on Lessons Learned from Claims to the Courtroom For more information on the topics, speakers and how to register please visit the Carters Professional Corporation website - Click Here

Advancing Ministry Together Seminars

You're invited to the Advancing Ministry Together regional seminars, for those serving in churches and other charities, co-hosted by Robertson Hall Insurance and the Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC).  Dates and Locations:  April 25, 2018 - Heritage College & Seminary, 175 Holiday Inn Dr, Cambridge, ON N3C 3T2 April 26, 2018 - Lakemount Worship Centre, 54 North Service Rd, Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y8 May 9, 2018 - Church on the Queensway, 1536 The Queensway, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1T5 May 10, 2018 - C4 Church, 599 Bayly Street East, Ajax, ON L1Z [...]

Canada Summer Jobs Update – Free Webinar

Are you looking for information on the new regulations of the Canada Summer Job's grant program? We have linked the EFC's webinar update to get you up to speed on the new requirements and implications.   Description: New government regulations announced in December, intended to prevent pro-life activists from accessing the Canada Summer Jobs grant program, also made hundreds of other businesses and ministry organizations ineligible. This video discussion hosted bu Karen Stiller gives the latest updates about this developing national [...]

Safety and Security on Short-Term Mission Trips

Many churches and charities sponsor mission trips outside of Canada. But, unfortunately, many of them do not prepare for the risks involved with sending groups overseas. The Canadian Council of Christian Charities recorded webinar featuring Ken Hall, President of Robertson Hall Insurance and Gil Langerak, Manager of CCCC Member Suport, discusses the the most frequently asked questions about short-term mission trip risks: What are the top security concerns with sending groups overseas? What health and medical checks should be required of mission trip [...]

Spring 2017 Conference

May 19 - 22, 2017 The Free Methodist Church inf Canada 2017 General Conference  Location: Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre, 801 Dixon Rd, Toronto, Ontario M9W 1J5  We are happy to be one of the Sponsors of this Conference. Ken Hall will be presenting on "Are You Good To Go? Legal Duty of Care for Short-Term Missions" on May 21, 2017.  For more information on the topics, speakers and how to register please visit the Free Methodist Church in Canada website - [...]

5-Point Checklist of Best Practices for Short-term Mission Trips

If your church or charitable organization is sponsoring or supervising mission trips outside of Canada, there exists a high legal duty of care on the part of your leaders for the health and safety of workers while at, and travelling to and from, those destinations.  In our newest Church Protection Plus article, the risks of international travel are outlined including how Bill C-45 can affect your organization. Ken Hall then provides 5 simple risk management steps for Short-Term Mission which [...]

*NEW* Are You Really Covered: Tips From Over 10,000 Insurance Claims

It's probably sage to say that most consumers don't read the fine print of their home, auto, business or organization's insurance policy. Reading an insurance policy, event one written in plan-language, is a daunting task for anyone! However a lack of basic insurance knowledge can cause serious gaps in important protection when choosing an insurance provider, policy and coverage options.  What if your organization could have the benefit of experience from over 10,000 claims at other churches and Christian charities? What [...]

NEW The Advantage Newsletter: The Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Immigration Program

Canadian not-for-profit and charitable organizations have been instrumental in assisting and sponsoring refugees to get to Canada for many decades. The Private Sponsorship and Refugees (PSR) Program through an act of the Federal Government. A key objective of the PSR Program was to increase Canada's capacity to resettle refugees by engaging additional stakeholders, including through Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH) organizations who were experience and capable of providing needed support services in local communities. As authorized and approved by Citizen [...]

NEW Article: Water, Water, Everywhere

"Water is public enemy number one these days" according to the national claims manager of one of Canada's largest property insurance companies.  According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), water damage now accounts for almost half of all residential property claims. Water has also now surpassed fire and smoke damage as the leading cause of claims suffered by our church and charitable organization clients.  Ken Hall has written a new article titled "Water, Water, Everywhere: Straight Facts About Insurance" to [...]