As a result of new rules on public policy dialogue and development activities (PPDDA), reporting requirements related to political activities have changed. Charities now have less to report for PPDDAs than they had for political activities.
To reflect this change, the annual information return and the application to register will be revised for November 2019. Until then, the Canada Revenue Agency has posted detailed instructions to guide charities and applicants on how to report PPDDAs on these forms.
As the legislative change is retroactive, the changes to the reporting requirements apply immediately to registered charities filing their information return for any given fiscal period-ends.