CanadaHelps is a nonprofit serving Canadian charities and donors.
We are dedicated to increasing charitable giving across Canada by making it easier to donate and fundraise online. Because we’re a charity, our fees are a fraction of the for-profit alternatives, so your donation dollars go further when you give using CanadaHelps.
At a Glance
- 2.2 million people visited our website for donors in 2016 to connect with Canada’s 85,000 charities.
- 18,000 charities rely on our low cost tools for charities to fundraise online.
- Over 1.6 million Canadians have supported charities using CanadaHelps.
- Together, we’ve raised over $800 million in donations.
- We are self-funded, using just 1.8% of donation revenues to fulfill our mission.
- Trusted by Canadians for over 17 years.
CanadaHelps for Charities
At CanadaHelps, we believe every charity deserves the important advantages that online technologies and education can offer. As a charity serving charities, we play a critical role in the charitable sector.
Online Technology for Small and Medium-sized Charities
We provide online technology and fundraising tools at low, non-commercial rates – tools that many charities don’t have the resources to invest in on their own. Our tools help charities work more efficiently and raise more funds – and that means more time and money to fulfill their missions. This levels the playing field between charities of all sizes; ensuring smaller charities don’t fall behind.
Through our educational initiative, MyCharityConnects, we provide training programs and webinars to help charities further develop their online fundraising skills. Charities learn about fundraising, marketing and outreach, good governance, and using technology to connect with the people they serve, and the potential supporters of their work.
CanadaHelps serves charities located in every province and territory across Canada. Our charity partners play vital roles in their communities, nationally, and internationally to protect animals and the environment, and feed, clothe, educate, and care for people in need.
CanadaHelps for Donors
Giving to charity feels good. And when it’s really easy, all you think about are the good causes you’re supporting. Over one million Canadians have supported charities using CanadaHelps because we keep it simple. Here’s how:
Find your favourite charities and discover new ones
CanadaHelps is your one-stop shop for supporting any registered Canadian charity. Easily search for a specific charity, discover new charities by browsing each category, or browse by campaign to learn about specific charitable needs.
Make Tax Time Easy
Receive an instant tax receipt with each donation made using CanadaHelps. When you open a free account, you have access to all of your charitable tax receipts anytime and you can save your payment information so you won’t have to type it in every time you visit. You can even add the charities you support most often to your Favourites list so it’s easy to give to them again.
Give your way
We know there is no one size fits all approach to giving, which is why we offer options. Give once or set up a monthly donation schedule; donate securities or mutual funds and avoid the capital gains tax; give a gift in honour or memory of a loved one; send Charity Gift Cards to friends and let them decide which charity to support; or create a fundraising page for any event or occasion and inspire others to give too. Prefer to give privately or without follow-up from the charity? Simply use our donate anonymously option.
Connect with the Giving Life community
Giving Life by CanadaHelps is an online community where Canadians, charities and sector thought leaders come together to share and engage on all things charitable. Looking for ideas to create your giving strategy? Interested in trends, challenges and opportunities in the charitable sector? Ready to hear inspiring charity and donor stories? Giving Life is for you
Make your giving dollars work harder
As a nonprofit, our fees are a fraction of the for-profit alternatives. But that’s just the beginning! Your donations through CanadaHelps enable us to provide charities open access to innovative new technology and services they need to grow and succeed. Over 18,000 charities rely on the CanadaHelps secure online fundraising platform.
Trusted by Canadians and charities for over 17 years
We’ve worked hard to earn the trust of the donors and charities we serve, and we’ll continue to work for that trust because it’s vital to the work we do.
We’re proud to have earned Imagine Canada’s Ethical Code trustmark for charities that have committed to ethical fundraising and accounting standards. We also comply with all of the Canada Revenue Agency’s rules for maintaining our charitable registration.
As a charity registered with the Canada Revenue Agency, our independently audited financial statements are readily available for anyone to inspect. In addition, copies of our annual reports are available here on our site, as well as from Charity Focus.
Because we’re a charity, we only charge what’s necessary to offer our services to the thousands of charities we serve. None of your donation dollars go towards profit.
We have a spotless 17 year record for safe and secure payment processing and instant tax receipting. We comply with the PCI Security Council standards.
We’ll never share a donor’s personal information with any charity without expressed permission and unless that charity has signed our privacy agreement, and we’ll never sell your information to third-parties.
We’re proud to have been accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. This accreditation recognizes our commitment to meeting the highest possible standards in five fundamental areas: board governance; financial accountability and transparency; fundraising; staff management; and volunteer involvement.
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