FA4. I heard that Alberta charities and fundraising businesses can be fined under the Alberta Charitable Fund-Raising Act. Why would that happen?
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Charities and fundraising businesses can be fined if they are convicted of offences under Part 5 of the Charitable Fund-Raising Act (CFRA). Part 5 deals with general guidelines-from making false statements and complying with terms and conditions to proper use of contributions.More...
Among other requirements, Part 5 explains that the following information must be provided to each donor before accepting a donation.
- The name of the charitable organization for which the donation is being requested.
- The charitable purpose for which contributions will be used.
- The cost of fundraising and how much the charity expects to raise.
- The address of the charity and, if incorporated, the place of incorporation.
- The name and phone number of a contact person employed by the charity whom the donor can call for further information.
To read Part 5, see the Charitable Fund‑Raising Act