Charitable status attacked or revoked

IRFAN-Canada

In April 2011, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) revoked the charitable registration of IRFAN-Canada. IRFAN-Canada challenged the revocation and its appeal was scheduled to be heard before the Federal Court of Appeal in May 2014. 

ForestEthics

In 2012 Andrew Frank, former staff of ForestEthics, alleged that staff within the Prime Minister’s office had labeled ForestEthics an “enemy of the people of Canada” and threatened to jeopardize its funding relationship with Tides Canada, a charitable foundation.

Physicians for Global Survival

Physicians for Global Survival

In 2004, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) initiated an audit of Physicians for Global Survival (PGS) with respect to its charitable activities.

Sierra Club Canada Foundation

Sierra Club Canada Foundation logo

In December 2012, a pro-oil sands lobby group named Ethical Oil with close ties to the Conservative government filed a complaint with the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) against the Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF). The objective was to trigger an audit from the CRA and, potentially, the loss of charitable status for the Foundation.

Canadian Mennonite

Canadian Mennonite

On July 23, 2012, the Canadian Mennonite received a warning letter from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) concerning “partisan political activities” that could lead to a revocation of its charitable status.

Tides Canada

Tides Canada

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has initiated an audit that could result in Tides’ loss of charitable status.

Canada Without Poverty

Canada Without Poverty

In 2007, Canada Without Poverty had its funding cut by the federal government, and subsequently threatened with the revocation of its charitable status.

In order to continue advocating for better public policies and to express its opinions in the interest of Canada’s poor, CWP created a parent organization in 2010 called the CWP Advocacy Network.

Alternatives

Alternatives

Alternatives has been the target of two of the tactics employed by the federal government in recent years against progressive civil society organizations: firstly, defunding and, secondly, costly and time-consuming audits by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) with the potential result of losing charitable status.

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