Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation FAQ

For those of you with questions concerning CASL (Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation) as it applies to non-profits, Imagine Canada has prepared 2 new FAQ documents to help charities and nonprofits.

For registered charities:
For non-profits at large:

Here is a tease to get you started on why this is so important to keep track of:

1. Does the law apply to registered charities?

Yes, CASL and its regulations apply to registered charities. However, a number of measures have been put in place to mitigate its effects on registered charities.

2. What kind of exemptions are in place for registered charities?

The regulations provide an exemption for any commercial electronic message “that is sent by or on behalf of a registered charity as defined in subsection 248(1) of the Income Tax Act and the message has as its primary purpose raising funds for the charity.”

For other information, check out COCo’s own article on this topic, which includes more details about the different kinds of software and techniques you can use to help your organization be in compliance with this new law.