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These are three different words; Society Non-Profit (Incorporated) Charity (Needs to be registered with CRA) A Charity needs to be either a society or an incorporated non-profit. But a society need not be a charity. But most Non-Profits are. The word charity is mainly for taxation purposes.


An LLC can obtain a 501(c)(3) designation, but all its members/owners must also be 501(c)(3) non-profits. So if Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity and Goodwill got together to start an LLC, that LLC could obtain a 501(c)(3) designation. If a human person is a member of an LLC, that LLC cannot obtain a 501(c)(3) designation. I don't think there's any reason a ...

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