Non-profit corporations may be formed in any Province of Canada or with Corporations Canada. Charities are non-profit corporations with charitable objects that have been approved by CRA.

Here are some example model charitable objects:

Charitable Objects re Poverty

  • To relieve poverty by operating a soup kitchen for [specify eligible beneficiaries, for example, individuals or families who are poor, of low income, or in need].
  • To relieve poverty by providing residential accommodation below market rate, support, and incidental facilities to [specify eligible beneficiaries, for example, individuals or families who are poor, of low income, or in need].
  • To relieve poverty by providing basic necessities of life, including food, clean water, clothing, and/or shelter to [specify eligible beneficiaries, for example, individuals or families who are poor, of low income, or in need].

 

Charitable Objects re Advancing Education

  • To advance education by establishing and operating a public [primary, secondary, or post-secondary] school for [specify eligible beneficiaries] [if required, specify topic(s)].
  • To advance education by providing books, equipment, and educational aids to students attending [specify name of school].
  • To advance education by providing classes on the subjects of childbirth education, preparation for parenting, and nutrition to [specify].
  • To advance education by providing leadership training programs to [specify eligible beneficiary group].
  • To advance education by providing publicly available scholarships, bursaries, and other forms of financial assistance to [specify eligible beneficiaries] to be used for [specify, elementary, secondary, or post‑secondary] education.
  • To advance education by providing awards to [specify eligible beneficiaries] to encourage academic excellence.

 

 

Canada Non-Profit Corporations

Ontario Non-Profit Corporations