FCAA is Saskatchewan’s financial and consumer marketplace regulator.
The Charitable Fund-raising Businesses Act regulates for-profit, fund-raising businesses that raise funds on behalf of charitable organizations. Fund-raising businesses must be licensed and may be required to file a bond.
All fund-raising businesses and the charities they represent must enter into written fund-raising agreements, which must be provided to the Registrar of Charities before donations can be solicited. The terms of the agreements must include:
Fund-raising businesses must provide financial documentation upon request by the charity that it has an agreement with or by direction of the Registrar or Court of Queen’s Bench. Charities may apply to the Court to have agreements cancelled if they are contrary to the public interest. Fund-raising businesses must also file annual financial returns with the Registrar and must maintain records of their Saskatchewan operations for at least six years.
Charities and paid canvassers of a charitable fund-raising organization are only permitted to make telephone or door-to-door solicitations between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Canvassers must wear an identification card and, before accepting a contribution, must provide the following information:
Charitable organizations must provide certain information, within a reasonable time, to any person who requests it, including:
If individuals do not want to be solicited, they may request that their name be put on a "do not call" list.
The Registrar may conduct investigations and cancel licences if a fund-raising business has committed an offence under The Act.