Fundraising and Privacy: Complying with Federal and Provincial Laws
(Jan. 21, 2004) - With the development of both federal and provincial laws related to privacy, many charities and fundraisers have questions about compliance with the array of new requirements. Even as charities move to comply with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), provinces are creating their own requirements and limitations.
A privacy working group of national fundraising and charity organizations, including the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA), and the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy (CCP), has created a guidebook to help charities differentiate between the various laws and legislation.
This guide, provided under Attachments below, is intended to provide the basic principles of the current federal and provincial privacy laws in place, as well as tips and guidance for fundraisers and charities trying to comply with those laws. A list of useful websites is at the end of the document.