Here are the CRA’s “Program areas and field codes” for the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return and the TF725 Registered Charity Basic Information Sheet (BIS).  These codes are needed when you are completing the T3010.  As well they are useful if you are searching T3010 data to fine tune the areas of charitable work.

Program areas and field codes

Use the list below to choose up to three of the most significant areas that adequately describe the charity’s programs during the fiscal period. In the space provided on the Registered Charity Basic Information Sheet, enter the description and field code (for example, Nursing homes – F2), as well as the estimated percentage of total time and resources (human/financial) used in each area.

If the charity is funding qualified donees, use the “Other” category and write “funding qualified donees.” If you cannot find a suitable area, use the “Other” category and describe the program.

If the charity plans to engage in new activities, we recommend contacting the Charities Directorate to make sure the new activities are charitable.
Social services in Canada

A1 – Housing (seniors, low?income persons, and those with disabilities)
A2 – Food or clothing banks, soup kitchens, hostels
A3 – Employment preparation and training
A4 – Legal assistance and services
A5 – Other services for low?income persons
A6 – Seniors’ services
A7 – Services for the physically or mentally challenged
A8 – Children and youth services/housing
A9 – Services for Aboriginal people
A10 – Emergency shelter
A11 – Family and crisis counselling, financial counselling
A12 – Immigrant aid
A13 – Rehabilitation of offenders
A14 – Disaster relief
International aid and development

B1 – Social services (any listed under A1?A13 above)
B2 – Infrastructure development
B3 – Agriculture programs
B4 – Medical services
B5 – Literacy/education/training programs
B6 – Disaster/war relief
Education and research

C1 – Scholarships, bursaries, awards
C2 – Support of schools and education (for example, parent?teacher groups)
C3 – Universities and colleges
C4 – Public schools and boards
C5 – Independent schools and boards
C6 – Nursery programs/schools
C7 – Vocational and technical training (not delivered by universities/colleges/schools)
C8 – Literacy programs
C9 – Cultural programs, including heritage languages
C10 – Public education, other study programs
C11 – Research (scientific, social science, medical, environmental, etc.)
C12 – Learned societies (for example, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada)
C13 – Youth groups (for example, Girl Guides, cadets, 4?H clubs, etc.)
Culture and arts

D1 – Museums, galleries, concert halls, etc.
D2 – Festivals, performing groups, musical ensembles
D3 – Arts schools, grants and awards for artists
D4 – Cultural centres and associations
D5 – Historical sites, heritage societies

E1 – Places of worship, congregations, parishes, dioceses, fabriques, etc.
E2 – Missionary organizations, evangelism
E3 – Religious publishing and broadcasting
E4 – Seminaries and other religious colleges
E5 – Social outreach, religious fellowship, and auxiliary organizations

F1 – Hospitals
F2 – Nursing homes
F3 – Clinics
F4 – Services for the sick
F5 – Mental?health services and support groups
F6 – Addiction services and support groups
F7 – Other mutual?support groups (for example, cancer patients)
F8 – Promotion and protection of health, including first?aid and information services
F9 – Specialized health organizations, focusing on specific diseases/conditions

G1 – Nature, habitat conservation groups
G2 – Preservation of species, wildlife protection
G3 – General environmental protection, recycling sevices
Other community benefits

H1 – Agricultural and horticultural societies
H2 – Welfare of domestic animals
H3 – Parks, botanical gardens, zoos, aquariums, etc.
H4 – Community recreation facilities, trails, etc.
H5 – Community halls
H6 – Libraries
H7 – Cemeteries
H8 – Summer camps
H9 – Day care/after?school care
H10 – Crime prevention, public safety, preservation of law and order
H11 – Ambulance, fire, rescue, and other emergency services
H12 – Human rights
H13 – Mediation services
H14 – Consumer protection
H15 – Support and services for charitable sector

I1 – Write a description if this category applies


For more information on the TF725 Registered Charity Basic Information Sheet (BIS) see