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- Registered charities and non-profit organizations (NPOs) both operate on a not-for-profit basis, however, they are not the same in Canada. Organizations can either be a charity or an NPO, but not both. To understand the differences between them, consult What is the difference between a registered charity and a non-profit organization?
- For a listing of registered charities in Canada, use the List of Charities. For a listing of NPOs (& other corporations) in Canada, use Corporations Canada - Search for a Federal Corporation.
Coverage: 2000 to current, but varies by organization
The Charities Listings is a searchable list of Canadian charities or other qualified donees maintained by the Canada Revenue Agency. It can be used to ...
- confirm if a Canadian charity is registered, revoked, annulled, penalized, or suspended
- view a charity's contact information, general activities, and financial information including the public portions of a charity’s annual information return (Form T3010)
Search by charity name, charity status (e.g., Registered, Revoked, etc.), charity type (e.g, Education, Health), geography (e.g., City, Province, etc.) and more.