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Charities and giving

Charities and giving

Charities listings, register and run a charity, and charitable tax credits.

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The Charities Directorate's response to the COVID-19 pandemic

View the latest information on the:

  • Charities Directorate call centre operations
  • review of applications for charitable registration during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • T3010 filing deadline extension for charities
  • resumption of compliance activities

Find more information on tax and benefits measures to help support Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Services and information

List of charities and other qualified donees

Find a charity or other qualified donee, their registered status, and their publicly available information.

Other organizations that can issue donation receipts

Lists of qualified donees, their application processes and obligations.

A to Z index of topics for charities

Search for information about charities and giving.

Registering for charitable or other qualified donee status

Apply for charitable registration or other qualified donee. Re-registration. Objections and appeals.

Operating a registered charity

Filing a return, gifting and receipting, charitable activities, books and records.

Fundraising activities

Activities, issuing receipts for fundraising events, cause-related marketing.

Revoking registered status

Types of revocation, consequences, annulment, re-registration.

Claiming charitable tax credits

Calculate your charitable tax credits, find out which documents you need.

Compliance, audits and sanctions

Audit process, consequences of non-compliance, sanctions and appeal rights

Making a charitable donation

Donate wisely, help victims of a disaster, list of organizations that can issue receipts.

Guidance, videos, forms and more

Guidance products and policies, videos, forms, checklists and Charities information sessions.

Charity news and contact us

Recent news and updates on our webpages.

About registered charities

Their regulation and obligations, how they differ from non-profit organizations.

What we are doing


T3010 filing deadline

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Is your charity’s T3010 filing deadline approaching? Don’t wait: File online! It’s easy, safe, and convenient.

Advisory committee

The CRA has established the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector.

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