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June 2017

  • 2017-06-29

    Important message for applicants seeking charitable registration or charities seeking re-registration
    As of July 1, 2017, the Charities Directorate no longer reviews draft governing documents. Applications submitted with draft governing documents will be treated as incomplete and returned to the applicant. To submit a complete application, you must include certified governing documents. If an applicant believes that the purposes in its certified governing documents no longer accurately reflect its programs, it can provide proposed purposes with its application. However, the organization’s current certified governing documents must also be provided. To determine what documents are required in order to submit a complete application, we encourage you to try our application document checklist tool.

March 2017

February 2017

  • 2017-02-11

    New webpage: Cause-related marketing

  • 2017-02-08

    Thinking of becoming a registered charity? Make sure your application is complete by creating a personal checklist of all the documents you need. The checklist will also include important messages about your planned activities.

January 2017

  • 2017-01-05

    The CRA’s Report on the Charities Program 2015-2016 is now available. The report provides a snapshot of the program, as well as an update on our outreach, education, and compliance activities, and our plans for the future.

December 2016

November 2016

  • 2016-11-22

    Further to Minister Diane Lebouthillier’s announcement on September 27, Ottawa has been added as a location for in-person consultations with representatives from the charitable sector about political activities. As space at these in-person consultations is limited, the CRA encourages all charities that have not received an invitation before November 29 to participate in the online consultation, to ensure their views are fully considered. The deadline for submissions to the online consultation has been extended to December 14.

  • 2016-11-22

    In an effort to adopt a “digital-first” approach, we are constantly reviewing our printed publications. As a result, 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.

  • 2016-11-22

    Nominate a volunteer, a not-for-profit organization, or a business for the Canada’s Volunteer Awards.

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