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The charitable sector in Canada has become more challenging and highly competitive. Donors, regulators, media, the public as well as other stakeholders, have increasingly high expectations of charities and how they operate.


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Church of Atheism of Central Canada v. CRA – atheism is not a religion for Canadian charity purposes

A recent Federal Court of Appeal case Church of Atheism of Central Canada v. Canada (National Revenue) deals with a group promoting atheism who…

CRA will not alert public about charities that get funds from foreign states that support terrorism

Although it is not news many Canadian charities would be surprised that CRA is not prepared to disclose which charities received funds from countries…

CRA’s Top Five Audit Issues

If you have ever wondered what are some of the most common findings CRA has when it audits charities well here is the "Top Five Audit Issues":…

It is giving season time again – some thoughts on effective giving

It is now the giving season.  We will hear lots from charities on Giving Tuesday and perhaps you will be inundated with too many emails on Giving…

Stats Can releases information on charitable donations and it is as meaningless as always

Statistics Canada every year releases a little report on "Charitable donors".  The numbers are very detailed and very specific - but unfortunately,…

Canadian donations are far more than that which is claimed by taxpayers on their returns

Here is a list of the donations claimed by donors on their Canadian tax forms.  We have lamented, especially the 2006 year, when there was over $1.3…

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation is for now a qualified donee in Canada - Canadians can donate to it and receive tax benefits similar to donations to Canadian registered charities https://www.canadiancharitylaw.ca/blog/auschwitz_birkenau_foundation_is_for_now_a_qualified_donee_in_canada/