Register a charitable organization

Registration & renewals

Follow these steps if your organization is a charitable organization that is required to register or have its registration renewed.


1. Fill out an application form

Application for a Charitable Organization (PDF, 3 pages)

There is a one-year registration fee of $60, payable to the Government of Alberta.

2. Gather solicitation materials

All charitable organizations registering for the first time must submit copies of their solicitation materials and solicitation scripts that will be used to solicit donations.
These will be reviewed to make sure the information meets the Charitable Fund-raising Act’s disclosure requirements.

3. Submit the application

Submit your application form, solicitation materials and registration fee to:

Consumer Services Licensing Office in Edmonton
3rd floor, Commerce Place
10155 – 102 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 4L4

What’s important to know

Registration takes effect the date it is issued. The department will send you a renewal notice, the appropriate forms and instructions before your registration expires.


Registration renewals may use Service Alberta’s online registration system, PABLO (Province of Alberta Business Licensing Online).


Contact this service

(Edmonton and area)

(toll free in Alberta))

8:15 am - 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)

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