Giving to charity: Information for donors

Video series: Giving to registered charities 101

Segment 1: What’s it all about

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Related video: How do I choose the right charity?

Browse the Alphabetical index of topics for donors.

For topics relating to registered charities, go to Charities.


  • Charities Listings
    Search the online list of Canadian charities. View a charity's information return to learn about its finances and activities.
  • Other qualified donee listings
    Find other organization that can issue official donation receipts for gifts.
  • Making a donation
    Learn who can issue official donation receipts, what types of gifts qualify, how to donate wisely, and how to avoid fraud.
  • Claiming charitable tax credits
    Learn how to calculate and claim your charitable tax credits, and what records you need to keep.
  • How to help victims of a disaster
    Questions and answers to help Canadians donate for disaster relief.
  • Videos
    Video series about how charities are regulated in Canada and how to donate wisely
  • About registered charities
    Learn about the regulation of registered charities, how they differ from non-profit organizations, and what they must do to keep their registration.
  • Questions and answers
    Find answers to questions about donating to registered charities.

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