In the past US and other charities had mainly looked to establishing a Canadian counterpart non-profit or registered charity when they thought that either there were fundraising opportunities in Canada or they wish to conduct their own charitable activities in Canada. Over the last year we have seen many international groups outside of Canada wanting to establish either a nonprofit or registered charity in Canada to be their headquarters for international operations. This is for many diverse reasons. Some fear the rising tensions and uncertainty in the US and how this could affect the operation of their organizations. For others they would prefer to have offices or headquarters in Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver rather than in the US or a number of other countries which are increasingly unstable, xenophobic or repressive.