When did you last look at your Canadian registered charity's legal objects? Some employees and even directors of a Canadian registered charity have never even seen their legal objects! Some think that their mission statement on their website is their legal objects and it typically is not. One of the biggest differences between a for-profit corporation and a charity is that a charity must have exclusively legal objects and those objects are the outside scope of the charitable activities that a charity can conduct.
The charity sector in Canada is vitally important. Charitydata.cabeta provides some information on registered charities as disclosed by those charities in their T3010 annual return. The information provided on this website is provided “as is”, subject to our disclaimer, and may not be accurate and/or complete. We hope that you find charitydata.ca helpful.
In case you had not noticed Canada and the US are different countries. When it comes to charity regulation they have different rules. In Canada, every year a Canadian registered charity must file the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return. In the US, a 501(c)(3) organizations in some cases must file the Form 990 Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, although not all are required to.