How to Reinstate a Revoked Charity License in Ontario, Canada

For charitable organizations in Ontario, Canada, maintaining compliance with the regulatory requirements is crucial. However, there may be instances where a charity’s license gets revoked due to various reasons. If your charity’s license has been revoked and you’re seeking to reinstate it, Falcon Law PC is here to provide you with expert legal guidance and support. Contact us at 1-877-892-7778 or via email at to discuss your specific circumstances and benefit from our extensive experience in charity law.

Understanding Charity License Revocation

Charitable organizations in Ontario must adhere to specific regulations and requirements set forth by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Failure to comply with these regulations can result in the revocation of a charity’s license. Revocation may occur due to issues such as non-compliance with reporting obligations, misuse of funds, or failure to meet charitable purposes.

Steps to Reinstate a Revoked Charity License

Reinstating a revoked charity license requires diligent effort, attention to detail, and a thorough understanding of the reinstatement process. Here are the general steps involved:

1. Determine the Reasons for Revocation

Before initiating the reinstatement process, it is crucial to understand the reasons behind the revocation of your charity license. Conduct a thorough internal review to identify any areas of non-compliance or issues that led to the revocation. This will help you address and rectify the underlying problems effectively.

2. Address Non-Compliance Issues

Once you have identified the reasons for the license revocation, take appropriate steps to address the non-compliance issues. This may involve updating financial records, submitting outstanding reports, resolving conflicts of interest, or implementing stronger governance and accountability measures within your organization.

3. Contact the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

Reach out to the Charities Directorate of the CRA to discuss the revocation and express your intent to reinstate the charity license. The CRA will provide guidance on the specific requirements and steps necessary for reinstatement. It is important to maintain open communication with the CRA throughout the process to ensure compliance with their directives.

4. Prepare and Submit the Application for Reinstatement

Work closely with Falcon Law PC to prepare a comprehensive application for reinstatement. The application will typically include detailed information about your organization, the steps taken to address the issues that led to revocation, and a clear plan to prevent future non-compliance. It is crucial to provide all necessary supporting documentation and ensure accuracy and completeness in your application.

5. Demonstrate Compliance and Good Standing

During the reinstatement process, the CRA may conduct a thorough review of your organization’s activities, financial records, and governance practices. It is essential to demonstrate your organization’s commitment to compliance, transparency, and adherence to charitable purposes. Be prepared to provide any additional information or documentation requested by the CRA to support your reinstatement application.

Seek Professional Legal Guidance

Reinstating a revoked charity license in Ontario requires a deep understanding of charity law and the specific requirements of the CRA. Falcon Law PC specializes in charity law and can provide you with expert legal guidance throughout the reinstatement process. Our experienced team will work closely with you to ensure that all necessary steps are taken to reinstate your charity license successfully.


Reinstating a revoked charity license in Ontario, Canada is a detailed and meticulous process. Falcon Law PC is dedicated to helping charitable organizations navigate the complexities of charity law and reinstate their licenses effectively. Contact us at 1-877-892-7778 or to discuss your specific circumstances and benefit from our specialized expertise in charity law. We are committed to providing you with comprehensive legal support and assisting you in reinstating your charity license to continue your important work in the community.

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