Status as a registered Cultural or Communications Organization (OCCE) enables artistic organizations to issue official tax receipts, in Quebec, for the donations that they receive.
In order to diversify the organizations’ sources of funding. Status as an OCCE allows the organization to take part in the Mécénat Placements Culture program. It’s given by the Ministère du Revenu Québec, upon recommendation from the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications.
Cultural organizations and organizations active in community media that, for one reason or another, cannot be recognized by the CRA as charitable organizations, can obtain a number that authorizes them to issue tax receipts in Quebec only.
All of the documents are available online on the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec (CALQ) website.
If the organization is eligible, a notice to this effect is sent to the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, which sends a recommendation to the minister of Revenu Québec to grant status as a Cultural or Communications Organization.