The CRA sent out an email to certain stakeholders on June 20, 2017 announcing that they will no longer be accepting charity applications with draft governing documents. We will discuss the impact below. For those wanting charity status, you will need to at least establish the organization ie. incorporate the corporation, establish the trust etc. if you want CRA to review your charity application. Practically, since December of 2014, we have not used draft applications and we have discouraged others from using them because of changes to the process which made them less useful.
The charity sector in Canada is vitally important. Charitydata.cabeta provides some information on registered charities as disclosed by those charities in their T3010 annual return. The information provided on this website is provided “as is”, subject to our disclaimer, and may not be accurate and/or complete. We hope that you find charitydata.ca helpful.
In this note Which Canadian charities had the highest expenditures in 2015? we list Canadian registered charities that spent over $10 million and how much they spent as reported for the 2015 fiscal year.The total expenditures of all the 84,442 registered charities were about $240,088,726,650.00.