Connecting with Canadians

News Release:

Charities Doing Commercial Ventures

by CPRN News Nouvelles des RCRPP

Canadian charities’ revenue comes from a variety of sources, primarily government grants and donations. A small but increasing amount of revenue comes from activities that are more "commercial" in nature. Commerce pertains to financial transactions between recipients of services (or goods) and the organization. In other words, commercial activities are sales of goods or services for financial exchange. Charitable commercial activities include some kinds of fees for services as well as business ventures that may be related or unrelated to the charitable mission of the organization.

Release Date: 18 Dec 1998
Number of pages: 3
Document number: 29554