List of resources for organizations thinking of becoming a registered charity
Canada Revenue Agency – Charities and Giving – Is Registration right for you?
This section of the Canada Revenue Agency Charities and Giving website provides information for organizations to consider before starting the registration process.
Application Form and Guide. Additional information such as “How to draft purposes for registration” (CG-019) can be viewed here as well as revised model purposes which can be viewed here.
Charity Central – Thinking of Becoming a Registered Charity: Tools to Help
This workbook will help you become—and continue to be—a registered charity under the Income Tax Act administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
Charity Central FAQs on becoming a registered charity
Éducaloi – Édualoi, with a financial contribution from the Canada Revenue Agency, developed these resource materials for those considering pursuing charitable status within Canada. If you are wondering if your organization should become a registered charity? Want to know about alternatives to registration? Part of a registered charity and need to keep track of your obligations? Four checklists break it all down into questions to ask yourself and helpful reminders. You can use the checklists online or print them out.
See information here: https://www.educaloi.qc.ca/en/capsules/introduction-registered-charities
Imagine Canada – To be a Charity or Not?
Imagine Canada, with a financial contribution from the Canada Revenue Agency, developed this information as a guide for those considering pursuing charitable status within Canada.
Legal Information Services of Nova Scotia – To Be or Not to Be a Charity: The Decision Tree
Developed with funding from the Canada Revenue Agency this sites purpose was to create a decision tree for organizations considering charitable registration to allow them to determine:
- whether their application is likely to be approved;
- whether registration would truly be of benefit to them; and
- the real consequences of being granted status.