Canadian charities spending on foreign activities rises by 16% in 2009 from 2008

In 2009, according to the CRA and its T3010 data, Canadian charities spent 2.9 billion outside of Canada.The 2.9 Billion spent by Canadian charities…

Latest Statistics from CRA on Abusive Charity Gifting Tax Schemes

According to CRA for 2010 there were claims on abusive charity gifting tax schemes of over $320 million.  While a lot better than the 2006…

CRA Statistics for the number of visits to the Charities Directorate Website

Here is some information from the Charities Directorate on statistics for the Charities Directorate websiteHere is some information from the…

Charities Directorate releases “Charities Connection No. 4 – September 2010” – great stats, etc.

The Charities Directorate released “Charities Connection No. 4 – September 2010”.  In addition to having some very interesting…

Abusive Charity Gifting Schemes in Canada suffer decline in value and numbers in 2009

It is good to see that in 2009 the problem of abusive charity gifting tax shelters has been further reduced.  Here are the statistics from CRA:…

Canadian charity employment numbers – statistics from 2008 data – how many people work for charities

Did you know that there are a number of Canadian charities with over 10,000 employees?  These statistics are according to the 2008 T3010…

2010 Hudson Report Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances – People in Canada remit 12.2 b

The US-based Hudson Institute has released its 2010 Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances. It contains lots of statistics about official…

Some interesting Canadian registered charity statistics from the CRA in 2010

Cathy Hawara, Acting Director General of the Charities Directorate, delivered a presentation on April 30, 2010 and during that presentation she…

Latest Charity Tax Shelter Information from CRA – further decline in charity tax shelters

In Cathy Hawara’s presentation to the Canadian Bar Association on April 30, 2010 in slide 15 she notes the most up to date statistics on…

IRS Databook has interesting statistics on US charity sector

According to the IRS in the US there are 1,238,201 organizations called 501(c)(3)s which are similar to our “registered charities”. …

Are charitable donations in Canada down in 2008?  Depends how you define donation/legitimate charity

According to Statistics Canada total charitable donations in 2007 were $8,648,660,000 ($8.6Billion) and in 2008 $8,189,280,000 ($8.1B).  I am not…

Canadian charity statistics

I am compiling a list of statistics relating to Canadian charites.Perhaps the best information on Canadian charities comes from the T3010…

Charity Directorate Web Statistics for 2008/2009

Here are the 2008/2009 web statistics for the English part of the CRA website sorted by most visited pages.Mark Blumberg is a lawyer at Blumberg…