There are over 83,500 Canadian registered charities. If you want to find out about a registered charity the first place to look is the CRA’s website to see if they are registered and their T3010 Registered Charity Information Return at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/chrts/menu-eng.html. Google also provides often useful information. The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and Vancouver Sun have also written interesting articles on the charity sector. Canadiancharitylaw.ca has information on the legal requirements and ethical standards for Canadian registered charities at www.canadiancharitylaw.ca. CharityVillage has lots of information on jobs within the charity sector as well as articles on different charity related subjects at http://www.charityvillage.com If you want to donate to any Canadian charity online, even if they do not have a website, you can do so through www.canadahelps.org
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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.