2012 Charities Listings Charities Listings presents data on Canadian charities that are registered under the Income Tax Act and are eligible to issue official donation receipts. The data includes details on a charity’s financial information, activities, and directors/like officials. This information is compiled from the annual return each charity must fill out and submit to the Canada Revenue Agency. 2014-01-30 2016-12-01 Canada Revenue Agency open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca Society and CultureRegistered CharitiesT3010Registered Charity Information Returncharitiesfinancial informationcontact informationreceipttaxactivitiesdirectorsdonationCanada Revenue Agency General informationCSV http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/stts/opendata/charity/2012/cr.csv Activities outside Canada - countries where program was carriedCSV http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/stts/opendata/charity/2012/cntry.csv Charities Businesses Directors/OfficersCSV http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/stts/opendata/charity/2012/drctrs.csv Qualified doneesCSV http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/stts/opendata/charity/2012/qlddn.csv Financial dataCSV http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/stts/opendata/charity/2012/fnncldt.csv IdentificationCSV http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/stts/opendata/charity/2012/dntfctn.csv Charitable programsCSV http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/stts/opendata/charity/2012/pgm.csv Private/Public FoundationsCSV http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/stts/opendata/charity/2012/sch1.csv Activities outside of Canada - Details on financialCSV http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/stts/opendata/charity/2012/sch2d.csv Activities outside Canada - Exported goodsCSV http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/stts/opendata/charity/2012/sch2g.csv Activities outside Canada - financial resources usedCSV http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/stts/opendata/charity/2012/sch2r.csv CompensationCSV http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/stts/opendata/charity/2012/sch3.csv Non-cash gifts receivedCSV http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/stts/opendata/charity/2012/sch5.csv Appendix A: Category CodesPDF http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/stts/opendata/charity/2012/ctgrycds-eng.pdf Appendix A: Category CodesPDF http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/stts/opendata/charity/2012/ctgrycds-fra.pdf Appendix B: Designation CodesPDF http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/stts/opendata/charity/2012/dsgntncds-eng.pdf Appendix B: Designation CodesPDF http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/stts/opendata/charity/2012/dsgntncds-fra.pdf Program Activities Code and DescriptionPDF http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/stts/opendata/charity/2012/prgrmcds.pdf Completing the Registered CharityPDF http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/formspubs/prioryear/t4033-1/t4033-1-12e.pdf Completing the Registered CharityPDF http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/formspubs/prioryear/t4033-1/t4033-1-12f.pdf Registered Charity Information ReturnPDF http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/formspubs/prioryear/t3010-1/t3010-1-10e.pdf Registered Charity Information ReturnPDF http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/formspubs/prioryear/t3010-1/t3010-1-10f.pdf

2012 Charities Listings

Charities Listings presents data on Canadian charities that are registered under the Income Tax Act and are eligible to issue official donation receipts. The data includes details on a charity’s financial information, activities, and directors/like officials. This information is compiled from the annual return each charity must fill out and submit to the Canada Revenue Agency.

Resources

Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
General information Dataset CSV English
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Activities outside Canada - countries where program was carried Dataset CSV English
French
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Charities Businesses Directors/Officers Dataset CSV English
French
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Qualified donees Dataset CSV English
French
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Financial data Dataset CSV English
French
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Identification Dataset CSV English
French
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Charitable programs Dataset CSV English
French
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Private/Public Foundations Dataset CSV English
French
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Activities outside of Canada - Details on financial Dataset CSV English
French
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Activities outside Canada - Exported goods Dataset CSV English
French
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Activities outside Canada - financial resources used Dataset CSV English
French
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Compensation Dataset CSV English
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Non-cash gifts received Dataset CSV English
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Appendix A: Category Codes Guide PDF English Access
Appendix A: Category Codes Guide PDF French Access
Appendix B: Designation Codes Guide PDF English Access
Appendix B: Designation Codes Guide PDF French Access
Program Activities Code and Description Guide PDF English
French
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Completing the Registered Charity Guide PDF English Access
Completing the Registered Charity Guide PDF French Access
Registered Charity Information Return Guide PDF English Access
Registered Charity Information Return Guide PDF French Access

Geographic Information

Geographic Region Name:

  • Atlantic
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Prairies
  • British Columbia
  • Territories

Comments(19 )

is this for real ? unusable invalid and not user friendly

Thanks for your comment, We have forwarded your comment to the data owner for their action. The Open Government Team

Data set incomprehensible.

Thanks Judy We have forwarded your comment to the dataset provider for their response. Best regards, the Open Government Team

Cleaner Data will improve usage of the dataset A number of errors are being propagated to other sites republishing the IDENTIFICATiON file A couple of quick and simple fixes: BN 801277492RR0001 Change FIELD City from "2211 WESBROOK MALL VANCOUVER" to "VANCOUVER" BN 801277492RR0001 Change FIELD Address Line 2 from "KOERNER PAVILLON, UBC HOSPITAL" to "KOERNER PAVILLON, UBC HOSPITAL, 2211 WESBROOK MALL" BN 108084658RR0113 Change FIELD City from "36 MILL STREET" to "KILLALOE" BN 108084658RR0113 Change FIELD Address Line 2 from "" to "36 MILL STREET"

I agree that more user-friendly metadata is required for many of the data files (e.g. Fin.csv) to provide brief field names and descriptions for numeric headings (e.g. 4020,4050,4100). Using the PDF file “Completing the Registered Charity Form” to create field names for a database is a VERY time-consuming process.

I second the previous post regarding other years of data. Historical comparisons could be very interesting. Also, when will the next financial information update be available (presumably with 2013 data)?

Thank you for your comment. The following response has been posted on behalf of the data owner : "We are currently in the process of providing the 2013 Charities Listings. For historical data, please contact the Charities Directorate at (613) 946-2412 or 1-877-442-2899, or by sending an e-mail to charitylistings-ListeBienfaisance@cra-arc.gc.ca" Thanks.

The Charity Listings database only includes 2012 data. Is there also data from other years available? For research purposes I'm hoping to find this data.

The links provided surely would not meet passing standards in any educational institution. Please make the effort to be clear and concise and use appropriate formatting. I was very disappointed.

Many of the data files (e.g. Fin.csv) contain multiple fields with numeric headings (e.g. 4020,4050,4100). Without some sort of dictionary/metadata, this is largely useless data since there is no indication of what these headings mean.

Thank you for your comment. The following response has been posted on behalf of the data owner : Additional metadata was recently added to the portal that provides contextual information to your question. Specifically, the PDF file entitled “Completing the Registered Charity” provides the explanation of what the numeric headings specify. For example, 4020 indicates the charity’s financial information; whether it is reported on an accrual or cash basis.

Hello: Some of the data is useful but it only lists business numbers and that it is a charity. I would like to see the Registered Charity Number before I will donate to the organization. I like this type of open public information which is independent and unbiased. Request: Please add the Registered Charity Number to the results of the search, as the organization I was checking on does not list it on their web site (i.e. only the BN and that it is Active as a charitable organization for a "Community Organization, (not else classified)". Thank you.

The following response has been posted on behalf of the data owner : The Charities Listings contains multiple data sets that relate to all Canadian Registered charities. Specifically, from the “Identification” dataset, the BN (registration number) and charity name can be found. From this, all other tables can be cross-referenced to the BN for additional information. If a charity is identified within the dataset, it is a confirmation that it is a registered charity, if not, it could be because it is a Non-Profit organisation or a non-registered charity. Unfortunately, the CRA does not have any control as to whether a charity displays their registration number on their own website. Additional information can also be found on the Charities Listing website (http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/lstngs/menu-eng.html

I also agree, its very hard to use this data; it should include the charities name, not just the BN

Thank you for your comment. Please notice the new resources that have been added to this dataset. These files will provide some contextual information. Thank you, Data.gc.ca

The Charity Listings database is not user-friendly. Please provide dictionary, better metadata and aggregate database. More recent data is available on CRA website.

Thank you for your feedback. We have forwarded your comment to the dataset provider for their response.

Thank you for your comment. Please notice the new resources that have been added to this dataset. These files will provide some contextual information. Thank you, Data.gc.ca