Chimp: Charitable Impact Foundation (Canada)



Since 2008, more than $71 million has been given using Chimp. The foundation has distributed gifts to over 4280 Canadian charities.

Chimp Foundation manages the money deposited to Chimp accounts and given through Chimp. The foundation ensures your gift gets to the charity you chose.

The Charitable Impact Foundation is a registered charity — or more specifically, a public foundation. That’s why you receive a tax receipt issued by Chimp: Charitable Impact Foundation (Canada) whenever you add money to your Chimp account, or if you make a donation via a giving group or charity page.
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Our Foundation and Accountability

Our financial records and activities are publicly accessible and you can find us on the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) website. Our business/registration number with the CRA is 845528827RR0001.

We work with several of Canada’s top law and accounting firms to ensure that we maintain our books and records in accord with the law. The firm of Bull, Housser & Tupper serve as the records office for Chimp: Charitable Impact Foundation (Canada). They are responsible for all filings and compliance-related advice. Our financial statements and records are audited every year by Deloitte.
Learn more about our commitment to your trust.


Meet Our Board & Advisors

Get to know some of the forward-thinking people that help guide Chimp."

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Michael Cahén

PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY

Michael Cahén has extensive experience in investment banking, e-commerce, information technology, international trading and asset management, and as a director on charitable, listed and for-profit boards.

Why I’m excited about Chimp: For me, Chimp is the golden opportunity to help the helper. Chimp allows me to multiply my impact and leverage something I really believe in — charity.

Primary affiliations:
  • VLFC (Visual Literacy Foundation of Canada)
  • TCA (The Cahén Archives)
  • CHAI (Cahén Harrison Art Investors)
  • C & Co (Cahén & Co)
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Christopher Richardson

TREASURER

Christopher Richardson is an accountant who specializes in charitable and non-profit organizations. He’s a leader in gift planning in Canada, according to the Canadian Association of Gift Planners and frequently speaks at conferences about gift planning, compliance and structure.

Why I’m excited about Chimp: I believe that Chimp can shape the giving culture in Canada more than anything I’ve seen to date. The problem with donor advised funds has been so far that they are only accessible to the few rather than to the many. Chimp changes that. It has no barriers to entry and is built to be inclusive.

Primary affiliations:
  • Co-Chair of the Charitable Incentives Review Task Force of the Voluntary Sector Roundtable
  • Founding board member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC Fellowship designation
  • Special Constable with the Vancouver Police Department Reserve Program and the Traffic Authority Program
  • Three-time Vancouver Park Board Commissioner
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Don Simpson

Don has lived and worked in over 70 countries, and specializes in mentoring leaders to unleash innovations. He has worked at all levels of the educational sector and pioneered the idea of international education in Canadian universities. Don now leads the Innovation Expedition, an organization working to connect and support global innovators.

Why I’m excited about Chimp: I see Chimp as a leading innovator in helping Canadians of all ages to become engaged in rethinking the future of charity and in becoming personally involved in the transformation of philanthropy.

Primary affiliations:
  • Founding member of the African Students Foundation and Crossroads Africa
  • Founding staff member of the International Development Research Centre
  • Former Director of the Centre for International Business at the Ivey School of Business
  • University of Western Ontario
  • Co-Chair of the Southern Support Group for the Dene Nation in the Northwest Territories
OUR ADVISORS

Chimp is advised by some of the best charity lawyers and strategists in Canada. Their input and guidance is essential to us and our work. If you are interested in adding value to Chimp by joining our team of advisors, please let us know.

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Blake Bromley

Blake Bromley is the President of Benefic Group, one of the world’s foremost experts in charity law, and a primary advisor to Chimp. Blake works with donors, charities, foundations, and governments on legal, financial, and strategic issues, and has incorporated and registered over 650 charities. He also writes and lectures widely on legal issues and trends in the benevolent sector.

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Jim Parks

Jim Parks is an expert in tax and charity law. A partner in the Tax & Trusts Group, his areas of specialty cover international taxation, taxation of charities and non-profit organizations. Jim also writes for a variety of publications, and is consistently recognized by Lexpert and Best Lawyers in Canada as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in charities law.

Primary affiliations:

Past Chair of both the Ontario and Canadian Bar Association’s charity and non for profit Law Sections, regularly presenting submissions to the federal government on their behalf.



Deloitte

Deloitte is one of the leading accounting and advisory firms in Canada. With over 100 years of experience, and a team of more than 6,000 partners and professionals, Deloitte provides value- added assurance, accounting, tax and advisory services to a broad range of clients across the globe.



Bull, Housser & Tupper

Bull Housser & Tupper (BHT) is a leading law firm with expertise in key industries within British Columbia, serving both Canadian and international clients.

One of the largest law firms in Western Canada, Bull, Housser & Tupper is well known for their expertise in assisting charities, not-for-profit organizations and other tax-exempt organizations, including hospital foundations, educational institutions and environmental organizations. Over the years, BHT has played a major role in the creation and ongoing management of some of Canada’s most important, and successful, charities.

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