A Canadian registered charity needs to have a “real, ongoing, active relationship with its intermediary.”  Part of that is that a Canadian charity should be apprised of developments and be involved in decision making about the project as it evolves.

In CRA’s Guidance “Using an Intermediary to Carry out a Charity’s Activities within Canada” it notes:

“5.5. What is ongoing instruction?
Ongoing instruction is the process of providing any necessary additional instructions or directions to an intermediary.
Records of any ongoing instructions help to show that the charity is carrying out its own charitable activities in accordance with the provisions of the Income Tax Act. Minutes of meetings or other written records of decisions are one way to show that a charity has given instructions. The CRA recommends using written instructions (for example – letters, emails, or faxes) to communicate with an intermediary whenever possible.
Charities and organizations acting as intermediaries occasionally arrange to have a director/trustee, volunteer, or employee work for both bodies. Although this type of arrangement may make it easier to pass along reports and ongoing instructions, it is not likely to be enough to show that the charity maintains direction and control over the use of its resources by the intermediary.
For example, if a staff member from the charity serves on the board of an intermediary, his or her control over the charity’s resources may be limited to one vote among many. The intermediary’s board could potentially decide to use the charity’s money for activities other than those of the charity’s own, despite the staff member’s objections.”

For more information on the CRA Guidance “Using an Intermediary to Carry out a Charity’s Activities within Canada” (Reference number CG-004) see:
https://www.canadiancharitylaw.ca/index.php/blog/category/using_intermediaries_in_canada/ or
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/chrts/plcy/cgd/ntrmdry-eng.html