Returning Hope® to Canadians.

H&R Block aims to provide help and inspire confidence in our clients and communities everywhere. As an organization who strives to live our purpose, we're committed to helping our vulnerable community members gain access to free, on-site tax preparation.

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How we're making a difference.

Nearly 10% of Canadians are living below the Low Income Cut Off. Filing taxes is essential to access important government tax credits and programs, so we help them overcome challenges like not having a mailing address, government ID, or access to a computer, then support them through the tax filing process, end to end. To date, we've partnered with organizations across Canada to file 5,972 tax returns for those in need and helped find over $4 million in missed credits and refunds.

Who we’re helping.

Each year, we help ensure program participants gain access to tax benefits, credits, and government support programs available to them. This includes filing current and past years’ tax returns, so they can access resources such as Employment Insurance, apply for affordable housing, and claim benefits and credits like the GST/HST credit, the Canada Child Benefit, disability credits, and more. This is just one way we Return Hope to those that need it most.


How you can get involved.

If you're an organization who helps Canadians living in poverty and would like to host a free tax filing at your location(s), please contact us at this email address:

Only those who match our criteria will be contacted.

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myBlueprint Scholarship Program.

H&R Block is partnering with myBlueprint to award $30,000 in scholarships to high school students and supporting financial literacy by providing tax information to educate tomorrow’s financial leaders. The H&R Block Canada Future Finance Expert Scholarship will help ten grade 12 students with their post-secondary tuition.

Students often struggle to understand the ins and outs of filing taxes once they enter post-secondary education, as it’s new to them. Yet, there are tuition tax credits, moving expenses and other tax considerations such as scholarships, awards, bursaries, and grants that students should become familiar with in order to file their taxes properly. As part of the partnership, myBlueprint is also sharing some pertinent tax information on their website so students can build on their knowledge.

We work to Make Every Block Better.

Volunteering is inherent in our Associates and many conduct community work independently. To support their passion for making our community a better place, H&R Block hosts bi-annual giving campaigns across Canada. Giving events have included food and clothing drives, serving food at community shelters, community clean ups, assisting in community gardens, and many more, and are all encouraged both through our campaign and ongoing throughout the year. Since our program’s inception in 2022, we’ve had almost 300 teams and over 1000 people across our organization dedicate almost 3000 hours of community support, and we’re just getting started.

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Green’s always been our favourite colour: Our paper reduction journey.

H&R Block Canada is working hard to reduce the amount of paper we print each year. This not only puts our clients first by eliminating a paper trail of personal information, but also reduces our impact on the environment. So far, we’ve saved over 4 million printed pages, which is the equivalent of 438 mature pine trees. We’re enrolled in the Print Releaf Program that replants trees to replace the paper we consume and to date, we’ve been part of reforesting over 1400 trees.

Our Returning Hope® partners.


Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre



The Mustard Seed

Calgary, Edmonton, Kamloops, Red Deer, and Medicine Hat


Saskatoon Friendship Inn



Siloam Mission



Street Haven



Inn from the Cold



St Vincent Place

Sault Ste. Marie


The Ottawa Mission



Benedict Labre House



Souls Harbour Rescue Mission



The Gathering Place

St. John's


Metro Community



Welcome Centre Shelter



Back Door Mission



Good Shepherd


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