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Does CRA’s Charities Directorate have an Islamophobia problem?

The Under Layered Suspicion report examines three Muslim charities that had their tax-exempt status revoked after audits by the Canada Revenue Agency. The details of the audits paint a picture of a community that is deeply anxious about its relationship with the system’s overseers and is constantly under pressure to prove it is not a threat.

A brewing showdown over disbursement quotas

During the pandemic, as charities have grappled with the double burden of increased demand for services and reduced capacity to fundraise, some have asked why Canada’s foundations – public and private – aren’t drawing more from their investment accounts to support the causes they funded in the before-times.