By Mike Spry In an age of cultural reckoning, Canada has found itself face to face with the horrors of its flawed and often forgotten history. Our malicious treatment of Indigenous communities is a scar we conceal in a thin veil of jingoism and vanity—often casting ourselves as the world’s polite, proper and steadfast pillar of reason and virtue. But the national discourse on Indigenous … [Read more...] about Toronto’s Bay of Spirits Gallery Teaches Us About Art & Reconciliation
Nuptials May Bring New Tax Obligations Planning a wedding can be an exciting and stressful time in a couple’s life. There’s so much to think about – the flowers, the cake, the venue, the fact that you are a U.S. citizen and your spouse-to-be owns a Canadian corporation… Oh. You hadn’t thought about that yet? If you are a U.S. citizen who is about to marry a Canadian, and that … [Read more...] about Crossborder Marriage and the IRS
Finding Alignment It goes without saying; the past five months have been challenging. In fact, for some couples, the extra quality time together in quarantine proved to be the proverbial straw. And while it may have been difficult to get aligned in the marriage, it’s very important to get aligned in the divorce, particularly for Canadians who own U.S. real property. With all … [Read more...] about Divorce 101 for Canadians who own U.S. Real Property
Appleby College Appleby College students and families represent a broad and diverse community with students coming from public, separate, and private schools in neighbourhoods throughout Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga and the western GTA, as well as from 52 other countries. Our student body is comprised of 800 students (526 day and 274 boarding) in grades 7 to 12 with the ratio of girls … [Read more...] about Private School Guide 2020/21
Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK) is the largest accredited mental health agency in Halton, providing mental health services for children and youth from birth to 17 years of age and their families. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, ROCK shifted its service delivery from in-person to virtual in order to continue offering necessary mental health services for children, youth, and their … [Read more...] about How to Support Healthy Social Media Habits in Children
The ability to send children abroad for school can mean valuable learning opportunities and experiences. But if you, or your advisors, aren’t versed on the rules of Canadians attending school in the U.S., it can also mean significant U.S. tax exposure. Without the proper guidance, you run the risk of allowing the long arm of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) access to your student’s individual … [Read more...] about Sending Your Child to a U.S. School? The IRS Wants to Know.