Charities and Giving

  1. Important message for applicants seeking charitable registration or charities seeking re-registration

    Important message for applicants seeking charitable registration or charities seeking re-registration
    As of July 1, 2017, the Charities Directorate will no longer review draft governing documents. Applications submitted with draft governing documents will be treated as incomplete and returned to the applicant.

  2. New articles on the Excise and GST/HST News.

    New articles on the Excise and GST/HST News.

  3. New webpage: Cause-related marketing

    New webpage: Cause-related marketing

  4. Thinking of becoming a registered charity? Make sure your application is complete by creating a personal checklist of all the documents you need.

    Thinking of becoming a registered charity? Make sure your application is complete by creating a personal checklist of all the documents you need.

  5. The CRA’s Report on the Charities Program 2015-2016 is now available.

    The CRA’s Report on the Charities Program 2015-2016 is now available.

  6. The consultations on charities’ political activities are now closed. For more information go to Clarifying the rules governing charities’ political activities: consultation process 2016 to 2017.

    The consultations on charities’ political activities are now closed. For more information go to Clarifying the rules governing charities’ political activities: consultation process 2016 to 2017.

  7. A new form is available for charities to change director, trustee, or like official information.

    A new form is available for charities to change director, trustee, or like official information.

  8. New Guidance CG-026, Relieving conditions attributable to being aged and charitable registration is now available.

    New Guidance CG-026, Relieving conditions attributable to being aged and charitable registration is now available.

  9. Ottawa has been added as a location for in-person consultations about political activities and charities. The CRA encourages all charities that have not received an invitation before November 29 to participate in the online consultation.

    Ottawa has been added as a location for in-person consultations about political activities and charities. The CRA encourages all charities that have not received an invitation before November 29 to participate in the online consultation. 

  10. Form T2081, Excess Corporate Holdings Worksheet for Private Foundations, will no longer be printed and mailed to affected charities. A printable and saveable version of Form T2081 is still available on our website.

    Form T2081, Excess Corporate Holdings Worksheet for Private Foundations, will no longer be printed and mailed to affected charities. A printable and saveable version of Form T2081 is still available on our website.