Here is the Blumbergs’ Snapshot of the Ontario Charity Sector 2019.

We recently reviewed the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return database for 2019 as part of the Sean Blumberg Transparency Project and focussed on the T3010s of Ontario registered charities.  The Blumbergs’ Snapshot of the Ontario Charity Sector 2019 provides information on the Ontario charity sector which is an important part of the Ontario economy.      We have completed Blumbergs’ Snapshots of the Canadian Charity Sector for 2010 – 2018 as well.   Keep in mind that these statistics only relate to registered charities under the Income Tax Act (Canada) and not to the many non-profits across Ontario which are not registered charities and for which CRA is not permitted to release information.

The amount of easily accessible data on the registered charity sector is lacking.   The T3010 form asks very little information of charities.   It is unfortunate but when you look at other countries such as the US and UK there is far more publicly available information on individual charities.  In this world of greater expectation of transparency, the charity sector has fallen far behind and this could result in a reduction of public trust in charities.  Here is my most recent submission to the Federal government calling for greater transparency with non-profits and charities.