Secure, low-cost, and easy-to-use online fundraising solutions.

CanadaHelps is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide small to medium sized charities with online fundraising solutions that are low-cost, easy-to-use and secure. That’s why we only charge a transaction fee with no other registration costs or monthly fees. 

A small portion of the transaction fee is re-invested into the CanadaHelps platform. This allows us to provide you with industry-leading security and build more fundraising tools to help you accomplish your mission. The majority of the fee we charge covers the payment processing costs we are charged by banks, credit card companies, and brokerage firms.The transaction fee is deducted from the donation before being disbursed to your charity and covers all aspects of processing the transaction, including the credit card merchant rate, credit card transaction charge, reconciliation, receipting and disbursement-related costs.

Profile Account Full Fundraising Account
Credit Card or PayPal donations 4.9% fee 3.5%* fee
Peer-to-Peer Social Fundraising N/A 4.9% fee
Events Solution N/A 4.5% fee
Securities Donations 2.0 – 3.0%** fee 2.0 – 3.0%** fee
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That’s it. There are no hidden fees and we do not charge charities to open or maintain a CanadaHelps account.

*The regular transaction charge of 4.9% will apply until CanadaHelps receives and validates your void cheque and banking form. Please allow 5 business days for this process to be completed.

** 3% fee applies to donations less than $10,000; 2.5% fee applies to donations between $10,000-$49,999; 2.25% fee applies to donations between $50,000-$99,999; 2% fee applies to donations $100,000+.