Government of Saskatchewan
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority

Telephone or Door to Door Solicitation Restrictions

Charities and/or fund-raising businesses acting on behalf of a charity 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.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) also provides a listing of registered charities, information for donors about registered charities, donation receipts, tax savings, and protection against fraudulent fundraising.

Do Not Call List (section 22 regulation 11)

If individuals do not want to be solicited by a fund-raising business, they may request that their name be put on a "do not call" list of that fund-raising business.

The “do not call list” restriction does not apply if the donor is called directly by an unpaid volunteer of the charity.

Information to be Provided to a Donor Other than a Telephone Solicitation (section 21 regulations 9, 10)

Prior to accepting a contribution, a representative of a fund-raising business making a solicitation (other than a telephone solicitation) on behalf of the registered charitable organization shall provide the donor with the following information:

• licensee's name and the name of the canvasser making the call;
• the name, e-mail, and website address of the fund-raising business they represent;
• the name, e-mail, and website address of the charitable organization on whose behalf solicitations are being made;
• the charitable purpose of which contributions will be used;
• the jurisdiction in which contributions will be used;
• the amount being paid to the fund-raising business and the canvasser; and
• upon request, the above information (except for the name of the canvasser) shall be provided in writing in no less than 12 point type within 30 days after the request.

Information to be Provided to the Donor being Solicited on the Telephone (regulation 10)

Before accepting a contribution, a paid canvasser, calling a potential donor on the telephone must give the person who is being solicited certain information, including:

(a) the licensee’s (the for profit business) name;
(b) if a representative is making the solicitation, the fact that the representative is employed by the licensee for the purpose of making solicitations;
(c) the name of the charitable organization on whose behalf solicitations are being made;
(d) the charitable purpose for which contributions will be used;
(e) the jurisdiction in which contributions will be used.

(2) If a person who is being solicited by telephone requests it, the information mentioned in section 17 above, other than the name of the representative, shall be provided by the licensee or representative:

(a) in writing, using not less than 12 point type; and
(b) within 30 days after the request.

If individuals do not want to be solicited by a fund-raising business, they may request that their name be put on a "do not call" list of that fund-raising business.

Excerpts from the Consumer Handbook



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