How do I know if CanadaHelps is reputable?
It’s important to trust any charity you support. So we make as much information about our organization available to our public as we can.
We’re registered as a public foundation with the Canada Revenue Agency (our Business Number is 896568417RR0001). That means we comply with the Agency’s rules for maintaining our charitable registration. It also means that our financial statements are readily available for anyone to inspect. You can view copies of our annual reports from our site, as well as on the CRA’s List of Charities.
We’re proud to comply with Imagine Canada’s Ethical Code trustmark for charities that have committed to ethical fundraising and accounting standards. CanadaHelps was accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program in November 2014. This accreditation recognizes CanadaHelps’ commitment to meeting the highest possible standards in five fundamental areas: board governance; financial accountability and transparency; fundraising; staff management and volunteer involvement. We join the other Canadian charities who have participated in this program that work to ensure that the non-profit sector upholds its promise of responsibility and accountability.