Registered charity information return

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2018 Registered charity information return for Easter Seals Nova Scotia

Basic information sheet


Charitable organization

Fiscal Period End:


Registration Date:


Business/ registration number:


Telephone number:


Fax number:


E-mail address:


Website address:


Public contact name or position:


Names the charity is known by other than its registered name:


Program areas:
The three primary areas in which the charity is now carrying on programs to achieve its charitable purposes are listed below. The program areas are ranked according to the percentage of time and resources devoted to each program area.
RankDescriptionField Code% of Emphasis
1 Services for the physically or mentally challengedA750%
2 Promotion and protection of health (see guide)F820%
3 Employment preparation and trainingA320%
Section A: Identification

To help you fill out this form, refer to Guide T4033, Completing the Registered Charity Information Return. It can be found at .

Note: Even if a charity is inactive, an information return must be filed to maintain its registered status.


Was the charity in a subordinate position to a parent organization?
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If yes, give the name and Business Number/registration number of the organization.



Business Number(if applicable):



Has the charity wound-up, dissolved, or terminated operations?
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Is the charity designated as a public foundation or private foundation?
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If yes, you must complete Schedule 1, Foundations. To confirm the charity’s designation, go to the CRA’s List of charities and refer to the charity’s detail page.
Section B: Directors/trustees and like officials


All charities must complete Form T1235,Directors/Trustees and Like Officials Worksheet.Only the public information section of the worksheet is available to the public. Charities subject to the Ontario Corporations Act must also complete Form RC232-WS, Director/Officer Worksheet and Ontario Corporations Information Act Annual Return.
Section C: Programs and general information


Was the charity active during the fiscal period?
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If no, explain why in the "Ongoing programs" space below at C2.


In the space below, describe all ongoing and new charitable programs the charity carried on this fiscal period to further its purpose(s) (as defined in its governing documents). "Programs" includes all of the charitable activities that the charity carries out on its own through employees or volunteers as well as through qualified donees and intermediaries. The charity may also use this space to describe the contributions of its volunteers in carrying out its activities, for example, number of volunteers and/or hours. Do not include the names of employees or volunteers. Grant-making charities should describe the types of organizations they support. Do not describe fundraising activities in this space. Do not attach additional sheets of paper or annual reports.
Ongoing programs:
As one of Nova Scotia's leading health service organization, Easter Seals Nova Scotia advocates for a barrier-free Nova Scotia and delivers top-quality programs promoting mobility, inclusion and independence for Nova Scotians with disabilities. Programs include active living initiative that offer residential summer camping as well as adopted sport activities and recreational opportunities for youth such as sledge hockey and Boccia; work skills training and supported employment programs that encourage learning, work experience and school to work transition for adults with disabilities through business service operation; programs for the provision of funding for the cost of assistive devices including wheelchairs for children and adults; and
New programs:
information and support services to those seeking direction toward community resources to meet a broad range of health and social need. We support thousands of Nova Scotians annually.

Registered charities may make gifts to qualified donees. Qualified donees are other registered Canadian charities, as well as certain other organizations described in the Income Tax Act.


Did the charity make gifts or transfer funds to qualified donees or other organizations?
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If yes, you must complete Form T1236, Qualified Donees Worksheet/Amounts Provided to Other Organizations.


Did the charity carry on, fund, or provide any resources through employees, volunteers, agents, joint ventures, contractors, or any other individuals, intermediaries, entities, or means (other than qualified donees) for any activity/program/project outside Canada?
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If yes, you must complete Schedule 2, Activities outside Canada.

SubsectionC5  Political Activities

A registered charity may pursue political activities only if the activities are non-partisan, related to its charitable purposes, and limited in extent. A political activity is any activity that explicitly communicates to the public that a law, policy or decision of any level of government inside or outside Canada should be retained, opposed, or changed.

(a) Did the charity carry on any political activities during the fiscal period, including making gifts to qualified donees that were intended for political activities?
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If yes, you must complete Schedule 7, Political activities, Tables 1 and 2.
(b) Total amount spent by the charity on these political activities.
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(c) Of the amount at line 5030, the total amount of gifts made to qualified donees.
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(d) Total amount received from outside Canada that was directed to be spent on political activities.
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If you entered an amount on line 5032 you must complete Schedule 7, Political activities, Table 3.


If the charity carried on fundraising activities or engaged third parties to carry on fundraising activities on its behalf, select all fundraising methods that it used during the fiscal period:
Summary of fundraising methods used
Description of fundraising methods Line number Answer
Advertisements/​print/​radio/​TV commercials 2500 Yes
Auctions 2510 Yes
Collection plate/​boxes 2530 Yes
Door-to-door solicitation 2540 n/a
Draws/​lotteries 2550 n/a
Fundraising dinners/​galas/​concerts 2560 n/a
Sales 2570 n/a
Internet 2575 Yes
Mail campaigns 2580 Yes
Planned-giving programs 2590 Yes
Targeted corporate donations/​sponsorships 2600 Yes
Targeted contacts 2610 Yes
Telephone/​TV solicitations 2620 n/a
Tournament/​sporting events 2630 Yes
Cause-related marketing 2640 n/a
Other 2650 n/a

If you answered yes to line number 2650, specify below:

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Did the charity pay external fundraisers?
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If yes, you must complete the following lines, and complete Schedule 4, Confidential data, Table 1.
(a) Enter the gross revenue collected by the fundraisers on behalf of the charity.
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(b) Enter the amounts paid to and/or retained by the fundraisers.
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 (c) Select the method of payment to the fundraiser:
Summary of payment methods used
Description of payment methods Line number Answer
Commissions 2730 n/a
Bonuses 2740 n/a
Finder's fees 2750 n/a
Set fee for services 2760 n/a
Honoraria 2770 n/a
Other 2780 n/a

If you answered yes to line number 2780, specify below:

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(d) Did the fundraiser issue tax receipts on behalf of the charity?
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Did the charity compensate any of its directors/trustees or like officials or persons not at arm's length from the charity for services provided during the fiscal period (other than reimbursement for expenses)?
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Did the charity incur any expenses for compensation of employees during the fiscal period?
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If yes, you must complete Schedule 3, Compensation.


Did the charity receive any donations or gifts of any kind valued at $10,000 or more from any donor that was not resident in Canada and was not any of the following:
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  • a Canadian Citizen, nor
  • employed in Canada, nor
  • carrying on a business in Canada, nor
  • a person having disposed of taxable Canadian property?
If yes, you must complete Schedule 4, Confidential data, Table 2, for each donation of $10,000 or more.


Did the charity receive any gifts in kind (non-cash gifts) for which it issued tax receipts?
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If yes, you must complete Schedule 5, Gifts in kind.


Did the charity acquire a non-qualifying security?
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Did the charity allow any of its donors to use any of its property? (except for permissible uses)
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Did the charity issue any of its tax receipts for donations on behalf of another organization?
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Did the charity have direct partnership holdings at any time during the fiscal period?
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Section D: Financial information

Fill out either Section D or Schedule 6, Detailed financial information.

Skip this section if any of the following applies to the charity:

a) The charity's revenue exceeds $100,000.
b) The amount of all property (for example, investments, rental properties) not used in charitable activities is more than $25,000.
c) The charity has permission to accumulate funds during this fiscal period.

Show all amounts to the nearest single Canadian dollar. Do not enter "see attached financial statements". All relevant fields must be filled out.

See Schedule 6, Detailed Financial Information.


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