WHY CANADAHELPS

Our Cause Is Every Cause

As Canada's largest charitable social enterprise our mission is to inform, inspire, and connect donors and charities, and to democratize access to effective technology and education in the charitable sector.

We envision a society in which all Canadians are committed to giving and participating in the charitable sector, and in which all charities, regardless of size, have the capacity to increase their impact.

Growing
impact
More than 3.2 million people have donated almost $2.5 billion.
Trusted
by charities
More than 26,000 charities depend on CanadaHelps’ fundraising technology.
Leading
destination
Canadians can donate to every charity in Canada – 86,000 charities.
Proven
effective
Trusted by Canadians for over 21 years.

A charity that supports
all Canadian charities

We support all Canadian charities, no matter how big or small. Offering much more than just donation processing, we enable the fastest disbursements, and provide robust reporting and the best fundraising technology to charities nationwide.

What We
Offer Charities

Whether you're big or small, we work hard to alleviate the challenges charities face behind the scenes. It's our mission to help you focus on yours.

For over 21 years we've maintained a spotless record for secure donation processing and tax receipting while innovating new solutions to help charities raise more.

Top Notch Support
& Service

Committed to increasing capacity in the sector and providing the best service to charities of any size. Live support available by phone and email.

Backend
Administration

Offering fast disbursements, with weekly direct deposits to your charity’s bank account. PLUS, we take care of receipting and provide robust reporting – reducing the time you spend on administration.

The Ability To Grow
Your Supporters

Access at the donor-level, to all who have donated, to enable future communications and stewardship, by your charity.

Plus, get a full Donor Management System built specifically for Canadian charities.

Fundraising
Technology

More than just donation processing, we provide easy-to-use, optimized, customizable donation forms, peer-to-peer social fundraising, and events tools – premium tools without premium fees.

Best of all? They are fully integrated with our Donor Management System.

Meet our leaders

Jane Ricciardelli

Acting CEO & Chief Operating Officer

Jane Ricciardelli is a seasoned executive with a proven track record of leading teams in  high-growth, technology-based companies. Her deep expertise spans across operations, marketing and strategy functions.

Jane is passionate about the impact that technology can have to create a better world and has enjoyed a varied career working with companies at the leading edge of change. Joining CanadaHelps in 2019 as COO, Jane is responsible for overseeing the Technology, Analytics, Human Resources, Finance and Operations functions. She also led the team that launched CanadaHelps’ robust Donor Management System (DMS), a SaaS-based CRM built for small and medium sized charities.

Before joining CanadaHelps, Jane was the CMO of Blockchain Research Institute, CMO of Exchange Solutions Inc, VP of Digital Strategy at Marshall Fenn Communications, and VP of Strategic Projects at Lavalife, as well as leading various consulting projects. She also has a strong entrepreneurial bent, having co-founded Medium One, a leading digital agency that was acquired by Mosaic Group; CarbonX, a company that is using blockchain technology to lead the fight against climate change; and most recently The Hockey Factory, an elite hockey training centre.

Jane has a BComm from the Rotman School of Business and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, and is a certified Usability Analyst.
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Our strength is our team

We bring the right skills and passion for about helping charities and ensuring a strong charitable sector.

Jacob O'Connor
‍Chief Revenue Officer
Shannon Craig
‍Chief Marketing & Product Officer
Lizz Bryce
‍‍‍SVP, Community & Strategic Relations
Angela Kostenko
‍VP, Donor Management System
Shakti Sinha
‍‍VP, Engineering & DevOps
Chaka Kounou
Senior Director, Customer Experience & Operations
Laura Dempsey
Director, Customer Success
Nicki Lamont Cholfe
‍‍Director, D2C Marketing
Claire Spicer
‍‍Director, B2B Marketing
Maurice Savery
‍‍Director, Software Development in Engineering
Jane Viernes
‍‍Director, Finance & Accounting
Jeffrey Leithwood
‍Director, DevOps & IT
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Meet our board of directors

The CanadaHelps Board of Directors represents experts in their respective fields, drawn from both the public and private sectors. Over the years their expertise and guidance has helped us to continue our work to increase charitable giving across Canada.

Anita Ferrari, Chair

CanadaHelps in the press

August 20, 2021
Charities require urgent digital transformation

The Philanthropist Journal

August 3, 2021
Top tips for investors from fund managers facing off for charity

The Globe and Mail

June 1, 2021
CanadaHelps challenges Canadians to support charities

News Release

May 19, 2021
Survey reveals huge deficit in charities' access to technology

News Release

Let's talk

We're here to help.

Mailing Address:
1-186 Spadina Ave, Toronto,
ON M5T 3B2

Phone Number:
(416) 628-6948 (Toronto Area)
(877) 755-1595 (toll-free in North America