One thing that can help a farm sanctuary is to become a registered charity. This enables them to get tax breaks, issue tax receipts to donors, and also to apply for grants only available to registered charities. As anyone who is involved with or runs a sanctuary knows, every penny counts. So if you are a farm sanctuary in Canada, here’s options to hopefully help you get your charity status, and possibly not have to pay a penny!

Information before you start:

What is the difference between a registered charity and a non-profit organization?

The Main Obligations Of A Registered Charity 

Steps For A Farm Sanctuary In Canada To Become Registered Charity

First Step:

Contact Nick Wright from Wright Business Law.

Contact Nick Wright to setup a free phone consultation to get the process started HERE

*Nick Wright is offering a 15% discount to all Farm Sanctuaries in Canada. Make sure to mention P.E.A.C.E. for the discount to be applied.

*Please note to start the process of becoming a registered charity you first need to incorporate as a non-profit either provincially or federally. If you have not incorporated as non-profit before calling Nick Wright, please mention this. He will be able to help you get setup with both the incorporation as well as registering as a charity. Do note though, if you get approved, the max amount that the below grant offers will not be enough to cover both incorporation of a non-profit as well as getting setup as a registered charity.

Second Step:

Apply for a grant from A Seed Of Change.

A Seed Of Change offers grants to Farm Sanctuaries which may help cover some of the legal fees. Go to the Grant Application HERE

*Please note that this is not a representation nor a guarantee that you will receive any grant funds from A Seed Of Change.

*Please be specific on your grant for what you are applying for and mention Nick Wright and P.E.A.C.E.

Third Step:

Finish the process.

After, if you have been approved for the grant, contact Nick Wright to get the process started to get you registered as a charity.

*Please note that this final step, after all needed paperwork has been received, can take 10 months to a year to complete.

Additional Information

If you are a Farm Animal Sanctuary in Canada, and have funds saved up to pay the lawyer fees, Nick Wright is still available to help. Please mention P.E.A.C.E. for the 15% discount.


Canadian Charity Law