Canada. Canada Revenue Agency

Site: Online Service

Service: Registered Charities

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Record #: BTN3700 Last Full Update: 19 May 2015
Agency and Service Names
Alternate NameCRA
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone1-800-267-2384
TDD Phone1-800-665-0354
Social MediaRSS RSS, Twitter Twitter, YouTube YouTube
Agency Information
Parent Agency NameCanada. Canada Revenue Agency
Legal Status(40) Federal Government
Primary ExecutiveCathy Hawara, Director General, Charities Directorate
Service Information
Description (Service)Responsible for all program activities related to the provisions of the Income Tax Act regarding: Registered charities * registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Associations (RCAAAs) * Registered National Arts Service Organizations (RNASOs) * federal political parties (contributions to registered political parties or to a candidate at a federal election) 
Responsible for: 
* reviewing applications for registration as a charity, RCAAA or RNASO  
* providing information, guidance and advice on maintaining registered status  
* ensuring registered organizations comply with registration requirements through a balanced program of education, service, and responsible enforcement 
* developing policy and providing information, communication, and education programs for the charitable sector and for donors  
* engaging with the charitable sector, other government departments, and other levels of government  
* supporting the Canada Revenue Agency's role in combating the financing of terrorism in support of the Charities Registration (Security Information) Act 
* to search for an organization's charitable status visit Charities listings 
* to find information about registered Canadian amateur athletic associations and other qualified donees visit Other qualified donees listings 
Customer service representatives provide: 
* general information about registered charities 
* confirm whether an organization is a registered charity 
* handle requests for public documents such as a registered charity's annual information return and financial statements 
* provide information on how to apply for registration and how to complete the application (Form T2050) 
* provide information to registered charities on how to issue official donation receipts and how to complete the annual information return (Form T3010) 
* provide guidance to registered charities on changing their legal name, purposes and activities
HoursMon-Fri 9 am-6 pm
Areas ServedCanada
EligibilityNo restrictions
ApplicationNo application required
LanguagesEnglish ; French
Site Information
Located In CommunityOttawa
AccessibilityNot Applicable - telephone and online resource only
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesCharitable Organization Registration ; Charity Information
Other Details
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