Charities and not for profit

COVID-19 Charities and Not-for-Profit Organizations

The Charities Directorate (Charities Directorate) of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

Considerations for Charities and Not-For-Profit Organizations.
The Charities Directorate is extending the filing deadline to December 31, 2020, for all charities with a Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return due between March 18, 2020, and December 31, 2020.

The Charities Directorate has also suspended its registration and audit activities, and its call centres until further notice.

The Ontario Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT)

The Charitable Property Program at the OPGT has advised that it is continuing to deliver services although service delivery time-lines may be longer than usual. The services is expected to continue until the Ontario government decides that all non-essential government services will be temporarily suspended.

Corporate Regulators

Both the Ontario and the federal corporate ministries are continuing to deliver services to not-for-profit corporations, whether charitable or non-profit.

Corporations Canada

Corporations Canada is maintaining service but has advised that there may be delays in service delivery

Service Ontario

Service Ontario does not have the technological capacity to allow applications by not-for-profit corporations to be done online at this time but rather they must be done by mail or in-person. There has been no word about Service Ontario delays in processing times, which have typically been lengthy for charities and non-profits in normal circumstances.