CRA Statement Regarding Charity Registration Applications
May 2020 Charity & NFP Law Update
Published on May 28, 2020

By Ryan M. Prendergast


On May 13, 2020, the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) announced that the Charities Directorate has now resumed its review of digital and paper-based applications for charitable registration after the interruption to the CRA’s operations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Charities Directorate also advised that it will not close applications without prior contact and that applicants who have been required to submit more information or documents in support of their applications will now have until July 31, 2020 to respond.

In order to process applications for charitable registration in the most expedient manner, the Charities Directorate also stated that a preliminary review of all applications is under way to identify applicants providing charitable programs to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Read the May 2020 Charity & NFP Law Update