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Canada. Canada Revenue Agency

Site: Ottawa - No Physical Address

Service: Charities Directorate

Contact Information
Office Phone 1-800-267-2384, Toll free
TTY Phone 1-800-665-0354
Fax 613-954-8037, Client Services
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Description and Service Details
Description (Service) COVID-19 (13 Jul 2021): New organizations seeking charity status are asked to apply online. Review of digital and paper-based applications has resumed, but delays can be expected, particularly for paper-based applications. Compliance activities, audits revocations have resumed.

Registers charities, amateur athletic associations, and other qualified donees
  • gives technical advice on operating a charity
  • handles audit and compliance activities
The Charities Directorate:
  • maintains the charities listings
  • maintains a list of other qualified donees
  • provides general information to the public about registered charities
  • handles requests for public documents such as a registered charity's annual information return and/or financial statements
  • revocations for charities failing to comply with requirements

Registered charities must file an annual information return with the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA)
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility No restrictions
Languages English; French
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
333 Laurier Ave W
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1A 0L9
Mailing Address c/o Charities Directorate - Canada Revenue Agency 
Ottawa, ON 
Canada K1A 0L5
Physical Access Not Accessible
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Charitable Organization Registration ; Charitable Solicitations Permits ; Charity Information

Agency Overview

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