The CRA sent out an email to certain stakeholders on June 20, 2017 announcing that they will no longer be accepting charity applications with draft governing documents. We will discuss the impact below. For those wanting charity status, you will need to at least establish the organization ie. incorporate the corporation, establish the trust etc. if you want CRA to review your charity application. Practically, since December of 2014, we have not used draft applications and we have discouraged others from using them because of changes to the process which made them less useful.