Lobbying Registration and Your Organization
Last week and this week’s newsletter provides a highlight of one of our sessions at our January Get Set for GR Success workshop and addresses a persistent myth in Canada’s nonprofit sector….stay tuned for the next iteration of this training coming in April!
In Canada, organizations that engage in lobbying activities are required to register with the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying if they meet certain criteria. These criteria include spending at least 20% of their time on lobbying activities and spending at least $2,000 on lobbying activities in any given month.
What is considered lobbying according to the federal government?
- Communicating with a designated public office holder in order to influence the development, introduction, passage, defeat, or amendment of any legislation or regulation.
- Communicating with a public office holder in order to influence the making or amendment of a policy or program of the government.
- Communicating with a public office holder in order to influence the awarding of a contract, grant, or contribution by or on behalf of the government.
- It also includes arranging a meeting between a public office holder and any other person for the purpose of lobbying.
At JN Clarke Consulting, we are happy to provide you with guidance on lobbying registration and how to register.