No, as a registered charity, the rules still apply. If your organization is going to work with another organization that is not a Canadian registered charity or another qualified donee, you must still adhere to the rules for working with intermediaries found in CRA’s guidance CG-004 – Using an intermediary to carry out a charity’s activities within Canada .

All other restrictions on registered charities, such as proper receipting, appropriate fundraising and acting only within your charity’s charitable purposes still apply as well. Charities have a lot of flexibility and resources but there are rules and limits. If you think your COVID-19 response plan may be in violation of the legal requirements, keep in mind that, in many cases, something can be done by a different organization or individual and does not need to be done by the registered charity itself.