Non-Profit Resources

Becoming a Non-Profit

Here are some great links to help you learn more about becoming a non-profit organization.

Non-Profit FAQs

Charitable Non-profit

  • May or may not have members.
  • Carries on its activities primarily for the benefit of the public.
  • Is usually funded by donations, grants or other public money.
  • Requires at least one director (board member).

Membership Non-profit

  • Has members.
  • Carries on activities primarily for the benefit of its members.
  • Financed by its members through membership fees, etc. It does not usually solicit donations from the public or receive government grants.
  • Requires at least three directors (board members).

NO. In order to give tax receipts, your organization must also become a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency. This 4-step process requires a different sent of paperwork. You can, however, be a charitable non-profit corporation and not be a registered charity. The South West District is!

Confused? Have more questions? We can help. Give us a call and we’ll walk you through some of the details so you can make the right choice.