Are most charities corrupt?

Charitable organizations are in abundance everywhere within North America. In Canada it is estimated by Revenue Canada that there are around 85,000 charities. There are approximately 1 million charity workers in Canada. Canada Revenue Agency shows more than 6,000 of these people earned above $120,000 last year and a couple of hundred made over $350,000. About 12,000 workers made between $80,000 and $120,000. The proportion of money charities spend on research dropped dramatically — from 40.3 cents on the dollar in 2000 to under 22 cents in 2011. Reports reveal that the area that’s getting the greatest portion of donor dollars is fundraising, up from 26 per cent of all monies raised in 2000, to 42.7 per cent in 2011. The 10 highest paid workers at Sick Kids Foundation made more than $160,000 with five making more than $200,000.

The fact that less money is going into the actual cause for the charities and instead more into lucrative compensations for their workers raises corruption issues. Helping people who are suffering or less fortunate is the primary goal for a charitible organization. Stealing from these people is immoral and a crime. It seems that white collar criminals have infiltrated all levels of society and it is sickening that they are using charities for self-profit. When is enough for such levels of greed and corruption? With poverty levels and the number of people relying on food banks is at all time highs in Canada, it becomes ever so evident that people earning gracious salaries for running charitable organizations are in it for themselves, not caring about the welfare of those in need. In fact if you probably look at the charities and look at the one’s who pay their staff little or more modest salaries, you realize which are legitimate and which are bogus.


1 Response to “Are most charities corrupt?”

  1. 1 alan woods
    May 22, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    i thin k all charities are a bunch of frauds and should be investigated

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