Non-Profit and Charity Law

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Charity Central supports Canadian charities by providing information to help them to understand the requirements of the Income Tax Act.
CPLEA’s Charity Central helps Canadian non-profits with receipting, fundraising, books and records, accountability and transparency practices. Resources are available in English and French.

To view all information and resources available for registered charities please visit

A Charity is required to do to keep proper books and records.  This section outlines general requirements such as format (print and/or electronic), number of copies, location and retention. Find out what Canada Revenue Agency means when it says that charities must keep “adequate books and records”.

Resources found in this section deal with issuing proper tax donation receipts.

Resources listed here outline the legal requirements relating to fundraising for all Canadian charities registered with the Canada Revenue Agency

Charity Central’s Road to Accountabilityprovides plain language resource materials and learning opportunities on accountability and transparency practices.

A tool for registered charities to assess accountability and transparency practices, access more information and to develop an action plan to move closer to being accountable.

Introduces the concept of accountability and transparency, shares some good accountability and transparency practices.

For COVID-19 information 
see the:
COVID-19 Alberta Law FAQ

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