CRA sets out 4 categories of prohibited fundraising conduct.

CRA in its Fundraising Guidance states:

“7. Prohibited fundraising conduct

Certain types of prohibited conduct related to fundraising may result in the revocation of a registered charity’s status, imposition of compliance measures, or denial of charitable registration. This would include fundraising conduct that:
a. is illegal or contrary to public policy;
b. is a main or independent purpose of the charity;
c. results in more than an incidental or proportionate private benefit to individuals or corporations; and
d. is misleading or deceptive.”

To review the CRA Fundraising Guidance see “How do I find the CRA Guidance on Fundraising for Canadian charities?