Full transcript: Interview with Sharmila Khare, CRA’s Director General of the Charities Directorate

It’s likely hundreds of funders will need to update their “charitable purposes” in order to be able to grant to non-qualified donees, according to Sharmila Khare, head of the Canada Revenue Agency’s Charities Directorate.

Why It Matters

CRA’s Charities Directorate is, perhaps, the closest thing the charitable sector has to a “home in government” at the federal level. How the team handles key policy files — like boosting the disbursement quota rate and collecting new data on Donor Advised Funds — will affect the sector for years to come.

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It’s an exciting time for charity policy geeks, with a boatload of consequential federal charity policy changes on the horizon. In the midst of it, Future of Good reporter Gabe Oatley spoke with Sharmila Khare, the Director General of CRA’s Charities Directorate — the team responsible for the implementation of many of the government’s charity sector promises. 

This transcript, from a conversation that occurred on Feb. 2

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