Canada. Canada Revenue Agency

Site: Online Service

Service: Registered Charities

Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name CRA
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone 1-800-267-2384
TDD Phone 1-800-665-0354
Fax 613-954-8037
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Agency Information
Parent Agency Name Canada. Canada Revenue Agency
Legal Status (40) Federal Government
Primary Executive Cathy Hawara, Director General, Charities Directorate
Funding Federal
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
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-6 pm
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility No restrictions
Application No application required
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Ottawa
Accessibility Not Applicable - telephone and online resource only
Additional Service Sites
Taxonomy and Classification
Service Categories Charitable Organization Registration ; Charity Information