Advancement of education

To advance education in the charitable sense involves the training of the mind, advancing the knowledge or abilities of the recipient, raising the artistic taste of the community, or improving a useful branch of human knowledge through research, such as:

  • establishing and operating schools or similar educational institutions
  • providing scholarships, bursaries, and prizes for scholastic achievement
  • providing childbirth education classes that focus on preparation for parenting and nutrition
  • increasing the public's appreciation of Aboriginal culture
  • doing research in a recognized field of knowledge and making the results available to the public

Examples of purposes

  • Advancement of education 
    • To advance education by establishing and operating a public [primary, secondary, or post-secondary] school for [specify eligible beneficiaries] [if required, specify topic(s)].
    • To advance education by providing books, equipment, and educational aids to students attending [specify name of school].
    • To advance education by providing classes on the subjects of childbirth education, preparation for parenting, and nutrition to [specify].
    • To advance education by providing leadership training programs to [specify eligible beneficiary group].
    • To advance education by providing publicly available scholarships, bursaries, and other forms of financial assistance to [specify eligible beneficiaries] to be used for [specify, elementary, secondary, or post‑secondary] education.
    • To advance education by providing awards to [specify eligible beneficiaries] to encourage academic excellence.
    • To advance education by training police officers, teachers, social workers, and crisis response workers to recognize and respond to online sexual exploitation and to assist children and youth affected by this issue.
    • To advance education by operating a science fair for students across Canada.
  • Arts 
    • To advance education by providing instructional seminars on topics related to the performing and visual arts to [specify eligible beneficiaries].


    For more information, see Guidance CG-018, Arts activities and charitable registration.

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