Authorize or manage representatives

The Charities Directorate needs consent from a charity or applicant organization to communicate with a representative for charity-related matters. An authorized representative can be an employee, volunteer, or another individual such as a lawyer, accountant, or bookkeeper.

To add or change an authorized representative

Through MyBA
  1. Log in to your My Business Account (MyBA) account
  2. Select “Business profile” at the top of the page
  3. Then, select “Manage authorized representatives”
On paper

For more information go to Representative authorization.


Prepare a letter with the following information:

  • charity or applicant organization’s name
  • charity or applicant organization’s registration number (if applicable)
  • representative’s name
  • representative’s telephone number
  • effective date
  • expiry date (if you want the consent to automatically expire)

Date the letter and include the printed name and signature of a director, trustee, or like official that the Charities Directorate has on file.

Mail or fax your letter or your completed form to:

Charities Directorate
Canada Revenue Agency
Ottawa ON K1A 0L5

Fax: 613-954-8037

Also be sure to inform us if an authorized representative no longer represents the charity or applicant organization.

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