Since June 2019 the Charities Directorate of CRA has had an online system, the Charities IT Modernization Project (CHAMP). The CHAMP system can be accessed through your personal CRA account. If you don’t have a CRA account then:

  1. You will need to obtain a personal CRA user ID and password. You apply online and it will be sent by mail – it will have your CRA security code.  If you already have this personal CRA account (that you use for your personal income tax returns) you can skip to the next step.
  2. Then go to the My Business Account page  and do Option 2 CRA register – it will ask for your SIN and other information
  3. You can then login  to access the My BA account of the organization

Here is further information from CRA if helpful on CHAMP and MY BA.

As the CHAMP system is operational there are many tasks that can be performed even though the Charities Directorate is closed at the moment.  For example, you can file your T3010 or put in a charity application or advise CRA of numerous changes or authorize a representative.

We are regularly assisting clients with the CHAMP system.