It depends on the nature of the fundraising. Any in-person fundraising events would probably be inappropriate and in violation of bans against group gatherings, which apply to charities as much as anyone else.   Face-to-face fundraising on the streets has already ceased.  You must also consider whether your organization has large reserves and whether or not now is the time to tap into those reserves. Keep in mind that it may not look appropriate to the public for an organization to continue to fundraise when it is sitting on large amounts of money in the bank. If you are a registered charity and have large reserves and wish to fundraise, you should definitely have a reserve fund policy.  For further information on this topic, please see:  If your Canadian charity has assets/reserve and you don’t have a reserve fund policy you should stop fundraising

There are many in need during this crisis and many Canadians who are willing to support those in need. Fundraising may help your organization assist those severely affected by the COVID-19 crisis, as long as it is done appropriately.  Be very careful when making requests for funds from the public or other charities, especially if they are specifically linked to the COVID-19 crisis. Now is a great time to push for online fundraising, and you can donate directly to many charities or you can go to CanadaHelps to find a list of all charities and donate to them.  If you want over 15  years of detailed information on over 84,000 Canadian registered charities you can visit Blumbergs’ website.