Thinking about giving to a charity? Learn more about charities from these resources :

Guide to Giving  by Imagine Canada, 2014
Donors are essential to charities and their vital work. This practical guide offers advice on how to find out more about your favorite organizations to inform your donation.

Invest in Trust – learn more about which organizations are accredited through Imagine Canada's Standards Program.

A Charity Was Here
How many ways have you been touched by a charity today? It may be more than you think. Do you…go to a college or university…play community sports…take part in local festivals…learn from a mentor…volunteer at an animal shelter…go to a hospital clinic?  Watch our videos to learn more about how charities support communities and enrich our lives.

Donate now with, an online giving portal to all charities in Canada.  Once you've found the profile of the charity you want to donate to through Charity Focus, look for the CanadaHelps button to see how to donate.

Giving to charity: Information for donorsThe Canada Revenue Agency has put together a list of resources to help donors make informed decisions.


The Standards Program awards accreditation to charities and nonprofits that demonstrate excellence in five areas of operations.

Sector Source provides charities and nonprofits with resources to help develop their organizations so they can focus on the communities they serve.  Find out the difference between a charity and a nonprofit and other great information in the Charity Tax Tools​ section. 

Use the Narrative Tool Kit to help you answer common questions about the charitable sector.  It includes information about our sector’s impact, research highlights, an overview of current issues and examples of impact case studies.

Other charities and nonprofits to see for great information: