FA4. I heard that Alberta charities and fundraising businesses can be fined under the Alberta Charitable Fund-Raising Act. Why would that happen?

FA4. I heard that Alberta charities and fundraising businesses can be fined under the Alberta Charitable Fund-Raising Act. Why would that happen?


Short answer

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.

Long answer

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.
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To read Part 5, see the Charitable Fund‑Raising Act