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Launch of Portal for Starting New Charities

Charities play an important role in Canadian society. There are already over 85,000 charities within Canada and approximately 4,500 applications for charitable status are received annually.

CentrePoint and the Canada Revenue Agency, developed this site as a comprehensive guide for those considering pursuing charitable status within Canada. The site houses a comprehensive suite of tools, resources and learning material to help you determine if charitable status is right for you and if so, how best to pursue it.

The site is designed to help non-profits navigate the sometimes confusing waters to getting charitable status. Material informs visitors of the process of becoming a charity including incorporation, filling out CRA’s forms and other key considerations. Visitors will also discover other resources for their non-profit organization to help with governance, fund development and other considerations.

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