Resources - Registered Charities

Checklists

Is your organization a registered charity with status under the Income Tax Act? Not sure. This handy checklist will walk you through the steps to determine if you have status.
This checklist sets out some of the more common and important filings that registered charities incorporated in Saskatchewan must make to the government of Saskatchewan and to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
This checklist sets out some of the more common and important filings that registered charities incorporated in British Columbia must make to the government of British Columbia and to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
This checklist sets out some of the more common and important filings that registered charities incorporated in Manitoba must make to the government of Manitoba and to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
This checklist sets out some of the more common and important filings that registered charities incorporated in Alberta must make to the government of Alberta and to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Fast Facts

Organizations incorporated in Alberta under the Societies Act must file bylaw changes with the Corporate Registry Office. This Fast Fact provides information on process.
When a registered charity amends its bylaws in accordance with provincial requirements, it must provide a copy of the changes to the Charities Directorate. This Fast Facts provides information on what documentation is required and where it is to be sent.
The structure of Acts in Alberta follow a common pattern. This information sheet identifies the various sections of an Act and provides the reader with information on the various sections and their content.
Registered charities are sometimes referred to as non-profit organizations (NPOs). However, while both types of organizations operate on a non-profit basis, the two types are defined differently under the Income Tax Act.

Guides

This workbook is designed to help members of the boards of incorporated not-for-profit organizations in Alberta understand the legal world in which they operate. Developed by the Legal Studies Program of the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta with funding from The Muttart Foundation. The publication is free and is available for download in PDF format.

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