A couple weeks ago we let you know that applications to join the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector (ACCS) in 2022 were open. We have a couple important updates about the application, including that the deadline has been extended.

Updates: Deadline Extended, Email Applications

Deadline

The original deadline was June 3, 2022 but that has been extended to June 17, 2022.

Email Applications

The original application had to be mailed or faxed. The application options have been updated, and applicants can email their completed forms to charcommg@cra-arc.gc.ca with the subject line “Attention: ACCS membership application.”

You can still send your application by mail or fax.

MailFax
C/O Charities Directorate
ACCS member application
Canada Revenue Agency
Ottawa ON  K1A 0L5
613-954-8037
Attention: ACCS membership application

Complete information is available on CRA’s webpage Apply to become a member of the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector.

Application Form Details

The application is available here. It’s a pretty straightforward application. It asks for:

  • Your resume (required)
  • Your contact information (required) and self-identification (voluntary)
  • Nature of your charity/non-profit affiliation (e.g. northern organizations, researcher, legal expert, rural organizations, etc.)
  • Your experience:
  • What makes you a good candidate and identify issues you’d be interested in exploring if you’re selected; and
  • What experience you have in consultative forums (government committees, strategic planning in organizational networks, planning community initiatives, etc.)

If You Applied in 2021

If you applied in 2021 it’s great news for you! You don’t have to apply again unless there are material changes to be made or you need to change your contact information. 2021 submissions are still valid and will be considered.

Background on the ACCS

The ACCS is a consultative forum for dialogue between the government and charitable sector. Together, they identify emerging issues, examine the regulatory environment, participate in working groups, consult with other stakeholders. The ACCS provides advice and recommendations to the Minister of National Revenue and the Commissioner of the CRA.

To learn more about the ACCS, you can review its Terms of Reference. To get a sense of the type of work that has been done, you can check out the ACCS’ first, second and third reports, and you can read CCCC’s highlights of Reports #1 and #2 here, and of Report #3 here.

We Want to Support You!

As we mentioned in our first post about the applications, please let us know if you’ve applied – we would love to support you through prayer during the application process!

Noteworthy is provided for general information purposes and does not constitute legal or professional advice. Every organization’s circumstances are unique. Before acting on the basis of information contained in this blog, readers should consult with a qualified lawyer for advice specific to their situation.

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