This depends on many factors, including whether you are a charity or a non-profit.

As a non-profit, you likely can support other groups with funds and other resources provided it is within your objects. However, for both non-profits and registered charities keep in mind that any funds that you received under a grant or donor arrangement that is restricted for a specific purpose cannot be re-purposed unless your agreement with the grantor or donor allows for that or you obtain a court order. Always consult any granting agreement and/or any messaging provided to the public in connection with an appeal before spending restricted funds.

As a registered charity, generally you may only make a “gift” to other qualified donees. Qualified donees include other Canadian charities, such as hospitals and universities, as well as municipalities and provincial and federal governments.  In addition, if you wish to transfer funds to an organization that is not a qualified donee then you need to follow CRA’s guidance CG-004 – Using an intermediary to carry out a charity’s activities within Canada.

This guidance discusses how Canadian registered charities can work with non-profits and for-profits and provide them with resources so long as there is appropriate “direction and control”.  There are many thousands of registered charities every year that work with non-qualified donees (such as non-profits and for profits) to help charities implement their charitable programs. If this is not something your organization has had experience with, we would suggest that you review CRA’s guidance carefully and/or seek legal counsel to ensure you are meeting the necessary compliance requirements.