Today we’re profiling CanadaHelps as part of our video series, Stay In-novating.

What is Stay Innovating?

Stay In-novating profiles innovative small businesses in Canada that are finding creative ways to deal with the various challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Keeping business running, providing support to employees, adapting to a completely different customer’s experiences, these are only some of the topics that are the things we should bt talking about. This series was developed to promote and support our small businesses that deserve the spotlight for their excellent services and decisions during these times.

About CanadaHelps

For over 19 years, CanadaHelps has been informing, inspiring and connecting charities and donors, with the causes they care about. They have facilitated over $1 billion in giving.

Both small and large Canadian charities are supported. Offering much more than just donation processing, they enable fastest disbursements, and provide robust reporting and fundraising technology to charities nationwide. Digital transformation is a fantastic asset for charities to create greater outreach for their fundraising.

What COVID-19 created was a time when physical donations were at an all-time low. CanadaHelps used this as an opportunity to establish their “Cause Funds.” These funds were inspired by research that suggested that Canadians respond better to a cause as opposed to a specific charity’s branding, and donate more generously in times of crisis. Any donation made to their Community or Healthcare funds are distributed between hundreds of charities instead of just one.

Canada Helps has seen high demand with this model, with corporations like Gore Mutual Foundation coming in to match $2 million in donations.

Thank you to our Official Supporters

We are thrilled to be supported by these organizations that truly care about advocating for the small business community and Canada:

Startup Canada is the national rallying community and voice for Canada’s 3.5 million entrepreneurs, representing more than 250,000 entrepreneurs and 50 grassroots communities. They are the network promoting, inspiring, educating, connecting, and giving a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurs; supporting them to start, operate, and scale businesses that build a better Canada for the world today and for future generations.

Next Canada is Canada’s strongest and most dedicated entrepreneurial network made up of 500+ top Canadian academics, entrepreneurs, investors, and founders. They accelerate their trajectory with access to education, mentorship, and funding.

RSM Canada LLP provides public accounting services and is the Canadian member firm of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 41,000 people in 116 countries. Their purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues, and communities through world-class audit, tax, and consulting services focused on middle-market businesses.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce has connected businesses of all sizes, from all sectors and from all regions of the country to advocate for public policies that will foster a strong, competitive economic environment that benefits businesses, communities, and families across Canada.

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