I've read a couple of articles on charitable donation in the US over the years, and I know there are several watch dogs (like http://www.charitynavigator.org/
) as well as some criteria for assessing the efficiency of the charities (e.g. 75% should go to the cause). I even remember reading a fairly detailed tutorials on what the administrative expenses, executive compensations, etc. should be based on charity categories (alas, I don't remember where I read this.)
My questions are:
1. Do we have a similar charity watch organizations in Canada?
2. Are the standards for assessing charities in the US applicable in Canada?
Thanks in advance.