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Canada Revenue Agency

Site: No Physical Address

Service: Registered Charities

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Record #: BTN3700 Last Full Update: 13 May 2014
Agency and Service Names
Alternate NameCRA
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone1-800-267-2384 
TTY Phone1-800-665-0354
Fax613-954-8037
Websitewww.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/menu-eng.html
Agency Information
Parent Agency NameCanada Revenue Agency
Service Level(40) Federal Government
Primary ExecutiveCathy Hawara, Director General, Charities Directorate
FundingFederal
Service Information
Service DescriptionResponsible 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 8 am-9 pm
Areas ServedCanada
LanguagesEnglish ; French
FeesNone
Site Information
Located In CommunityOttawa
Mailing Addressc/o Charities Directorate, Canada Revenue Agency 
Ottawa, ON K1A 0L5
Wheelchair AccessibilityUnknown or Not Applicable - telephone and online resource only
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesCharitable Organization Registration ; Charity Information