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The Charitable Fund-raising Businesses Act
The Charitable Fund-raising Businesses Act regulates for-profit, fund-raising businesses that raise funds on behalf of charitable organizations.
Fund-raising businesses must be licensed and may be required to file a bond. The annual licence fee is $250.
All fund-raising businesses and the charities they represent must enter into written fund-raising agreements. The terms of the agreement must include:
Copies of agreements must be provided to the Registrar of Charities, Consumer Protection Division, Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority (FCAA), before solicitations begin.
Charities entering into agreements with fund-raising businesses are allowed to request accountings by the business, and the Registrar and the Court of Queen's Bench may demand such accountings. The Act further provides that charities may apply to the Court to have agreements cancelled as contrary to the public interest, including contracts made before this Act came into force.
Charities are not allowed to make telephone or door-to-door solicitations except between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Canvassers must wear an identification card and, before accepting a contribution, must give the person who is being solicited certain information, including:
Charitable organizations must provide the following information, within a reasonable time, to any person who requests it:
If individuals do not want to be solicited, they may request that their name be put on a "do not call" list.
Fund-raising businesses must file annual financial returns with the Registrar and must maintain records of their Saskatchewan operations for at least six years.
The Registrar may conduct investigations and cancel licences if a fund-raising business has committed an offence under the Act.