Appendix E: Program areas and field codes

Social services in Canada[30]

A1 – Housing (seniors, low-income persons, and those with disabilities)

A2 – Food or clothing banks, soup kitchens, hostels

A3 – Employment preparation and training

A4 – Legal assistance and services

A5 – Other services for low-income persons

A6 – Seniors’ services

A7 – Services for the physically or mentally challenged

A8 – Children and youth services/housing

A9 – Services for Aboriginal people

A10 – Emergency shelter

A11 – Family and crisis counselling, financial counselling

A12 – Immigrant aid

A13 – Rehabilitation of offenders

A14 – Disaster relief

International aid and development

B1 – Social services (any listed under A1‑A13 above)

B2 – Infrastructure development

B3 – Agriculture programs

B4 – Medical services

B5 – Literacy/education/training programs

B6 – Disaster/war relief

Education and research

C1 – Scholarships, bursaries, awards

C2 -Support of schools and education (for example, parent-teacher groups)

C3 – Universities and colleges

C4 – Public schools and boards

C5 – Independent schools and boards

C6 – Nursery programs/schools

C7 – Vocational and technical training (not delivered by universities/colleges/schools)

C8 – Literacy programs

C9 – Cultural programs, including heritage languages

C10 – Public education, other study programs

C11 – Research (scientific, social science, medical, environmental, etc.)

C12 – Learned societies (for example, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada)

C13 – Youth groups (for example, Girl Guides, cadets, 4-H clubs, etc.)

Culture and arts

D1 – Museums, galleries, concert halls, etc.

D2 – Festivals, performing groups, musical ensembles

D3 – Arts schools, grants and awards for artists

D4 – Cultural centres and associations

D5 – Historical sites, heritage societies


E1 – Places of worship, congregations, parishes, dioceses, fabriques, etc.

E2 – Missionary organizations, evangelism

E3 – Religious publishing and broadcasting

E4 – Seminaries and other religious colleges

E5 – Social outreach, religious fellowship, and auxiliary organizations


F1 – Hospitals

F2 – Nursing homes

F3 – Clinics

F4 – Services for the sick

F5 – Mental-health services and support groups

F6 – Addiction services and support groups

F7 – Other mutual-support groups (for example, cancer patients)

F8 – Promotion and protection of health, including first-aid and information services

F9 – Specialized health organizations, focusing on specific diseases/conditions


G1 – Nature, habitat conservation groups

G2 – Preservation of species, wildlife protection

G3 – General environmental protection, recycling services

Other community benefits

H1 – Agricultural and horticultural societies

H2 – Welfare of domestic animals

H3 – Parks, botanical gardens, zoos, aquariums, etc.

H4 – Community recreation facilities, trails, etc.

H5 – Community halls

H6 – Libraries

H7 – Cemeteries

H8 – Summer camps

H9 – Day care/after-school care

H10 – Crime prevention, public safety, preservation of law and order

H11 – Ambulance, fire, rescue, and other emergency services

H12 – Human rights

H13 – Mediation services

H14 – Consumer protection

H15 – Support and services for charitable sector


I1 – Write a description if this category applies

State of Patient Associations in Canada

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Introduction
  3. Revenue
  4. Fundraising
  5. Expenses
  6. Human Resources
  7. Public Policy Activity
  8. Post-COVID Implications
  9. How Patient-Focused Charities Describe Themselves
  10. Appendix A: Organizations reporting public policy dialogue and development activities
  11. Appendix B: Spending on Public Policy activities of every reporting organization
  12. Appendix C: Disease specific non-profit groups without charitable registration
  13. Appendix D: The differences between a registered charity and a non-profit organization
  14. Appendix E: Program areas and field codes
  15. Appendix F: Patient-Focused charities included in the report
  16. References
  17. Data