Community Development Law

George is a recognized expert in the field of community development law.  He developed and taught a course in this emerging field of practice at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law.  George has been a leader in the field of community economic development (CED) for over 25 years.  He has a Master’s Degree in CED, and initiated the development of several Ottawa based CED organizations including the Ottawa Entrepreneurship Centre, the Ottawa Community Loan Fund, and the Centre for Social Enterprise Development.  He has served on numerous Boards and Committees at the national, provincial and local levels dealing with CED and social enterprise.  In recent years a host of factors have eroded the boundaries between nonprofit, government and business sectors, leading to numerous social innovations such as social enterprise and impact investment in dealing with community sustainability and economic development.  The regulatory environment is constantly evolving to keep up with innovation in this sector.  Let George be your trusted advisor as you move your community forward!

Services include assistance with:

  • Federal or Provincial Co-operative and Non-Profit incorporation
  • Impact Investment strategy and implementation including community bonds, co-op Offering Statements
  • Social enterprise development & the Canada Revenue Agency…what all non-profits need to know!
  • Community/Social Infrastructure development and finance


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