Charities

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Are you currently incorporated under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act?

Registered charities and registered Canadian amateur athletic associations that are currently incorporated under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act need to apply for a certificate of continuance to transition to the Not-for-profit Corporations Act (NFP Act) by October 17, 2014, or risk losing their registered status.

Browse the Alphabetical index of topics for charities.

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Topics

  • Charities Listings
    Search the online list of Canadian charities. View a charity's information return to learn about their finances and activities.
  • How to get information about a charity
    Search the listings, contact the charity, or make an information request
  • Checklists for charities
    Easy-to-follow checklists to help with the responsibilities of operating a registered charity
  • Educational resources for charities
    Information sessions, webinars, newsletters, educational programs offered by other organizations, a toolbox for directors, and resources for charities about political activities
  • Applying for registration
    How to apply, the review process, charitable purposes and activities, governing documents, questions and answers, and more
  • Operating a registered charity
    Information for directors/trustees about a charity's obligations under the Income Tax Act including filing the return, activities, receipts, spending requirement, books and records, making changes, and more
  • Monitoring and auditing registered charities
    How the CRA promotes compliance, audit information, non-compliance issues
  • Revoking registered status
    Types of revocation, consequences, revocation processes, revocation tax, requirements for re-registration, and more
  • Policies and guidance
    Summary policies, policy statements, policy commentaries, policies for consultation, case law, and statute law

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