The CRA has announced that they will be producing an electronic publication to replace Registered Charities Newsletter.  It will be called “Charities Connection”

This is another piece of information that we learn from the Charities Directorate mailing called RC296E What’s the Scoop 2010 or the French version at RC296F En exclusivité 2010 Renseignements pour les organismes de bienfaisance enregistrés

:“New electronic publication to replace Registered Charities Newsletter
In April 2010, the Charities Directorate will introduce a new electronic publication that will replace the Registered Charities Newsletter. This new publication, called Charities Connection, will be shorter (two to
three pages) and will be posted to the CRA Charities and Giving Web pages about 8 to 12 times a year.

The Registered Charities Newsletter it will be replacing was only published twice a year. When the new Charities Connection is posted to the Charities and Giving Web pages, an email will be sent to notify all subscribers to the Charities and Giving – What’s New electronic mailing list.

Our goal is to provide registered charities with timely, up-to-date information on technical issues, new or enhanced policies, new initiatives, and reminders about important information.
Charities Connection will be published on a trial basis and, if successful, it will permanently replace the current newsletter format. If you have questions or comments on this new publication, please email them to “


Mark Blumberg is a lawyer at Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto, Ontario.  To find out more about legal services that Blumbergs provides to Canadian charities and non-profits please visit or  Mark can be contacted at or at 416-361-1982.

This article is for information purposes only. It is not intended to be legal advice. You should not act or abstain from acting based upon such information without first consulting a legal professional.