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I took a look at the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return statistics on foreign activities by Canadian charities for 2010. The total 2010 amount identified by all charities including gifts-in-kind (GIK) is almost $2.7 billion. 299 charities spent more than $1 million outside of Canada. 5355 charities identified spending some amount outside of Canada. Some of the top GIK numbers are scams and will reduce the total. On the other hand the total will rise as a result of funds spents outside of Canada but as gifts to qualified donees which are not counted in these numbers.
Here are some statistics that may be of interest:
Schedule 2 - Activities Outside Canada
Line 1 and line 200: What were total expenditures on activities/programs/projects carried on outside Canada during the fiscal period, excluding gifts to qualified donees? $2,682,936,886.00
Line 2 and Box 210: Were any of the charity’s resources provided for programs outside Canada under any kind of an arrangement including a contract, agency agreement, or joint venture to any other individual or entity (excluding gifts to qualified donees)? Yes or No ^ 2575 said yes.
Line 4 and Box 220: Are any projects undertaken outside Canada funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)? Yes or No ^ 273 said yes
Line 230: If yes, what was the total amount of funds expended under this arrangement? $^ $410,900,140.00
Line 5 and Box 240: Were any programs carried on outside Canada carried out by employees of the charity? Yes or No ^ 1355 said yes
Line 6 and Box 250: Were any programs carried on outside Canada carried out by volunteers of the charity? Yes or No ^ 2794 said yes
Line 7 and Box 260: Is the charity exporting goods as part of its charitable programs? Yes or No ^ 337 said yes
The T3010 also includes the following information:
“If yes, list the items being exported, their value, their destination (city/region) and country code.
Destination (city/region) ^
Country code ^ “
T3010-1 E Country Codes used by CRA
Americas-Central and South
US-United States of America
PS-Israeli Occupied Territories
SY-Syrian Arab Republic
BA-Bosnia and Herzegovina
Asia and Oceania
CF-Central African Republic
CG-Republic of Congo
CD- Democratic Republic of Congo
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Mark Blumberg is a partner at the law firm of Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto and works almost exclusively in the areas of non-profit and charity law.