Charities and giving

Charities and giving

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

Important notice

As part of government actions taken in dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Charities Directorate is extending the filing deadline to December 31, 2020, for all charities with a Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return due between March 18, 2020 and December 31, 2020. This will allow charities more time to complete and submit their T3010, recognizing that charities will be focused on deploying their resources to address the effects of the COVID-19 virus situation.

The Charities Directorate has suspended all operations until further notice, which includes our call centre as well as all registration and audit activities. For information on operating a charity, you are encouraged to review the Charities and Giving webpages.

Charities are also encouraged to register for CRA’s secure online services. Through My Business Account, you and your representatives can access the new digital services for charities, which provide you with the ability to complete and file online Form T3010.

We apologize for the inconvenience and we will provide updates as the situation evolves.

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


Donated goods from the Government of Canada

Is your registered charity interested in receiving donated goods? Provide your information by August 30, 2019.

Advisory committee

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

Digital services are here

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