Donations Made for the 2008 Tax Year

Below you will find the candidates and the recipients of the donations made for the 2008 tax year.

2008 Voting Results are in! View the full results here. The recipients and choices for this years survey are listed below. Only about 22% of our customers responded to the survey request, so hopefully we can improve upon that for next year.

Economic/Social Justice in Canada

Sistering has received our donation for the 2008 tax year.

Sistering has been supporting homeless, underhoused and low-income women in the Toronto community since 1981.

Evergreen Youth Services:
One of five branches of Yonge Street Mission, Evergreen focuses on meeting the complex needs of Toronto’s large street youth population.

The GateHouse:
The GateHouse addresses the needs of children and their families, youth and adults whose lives have been affected by childhood abuse. A safe and comfortable environment like The Gatehouse gives people a comforting place where they can feel supported. We provide both a safe place for children to disclose abuse to police and child welfare personnel as well as support services for adults whose lives have been affected by childhood abuse.

Environment and Biodiversity

Evergreen received our donation for the 2008 tax year.

Earthroots is a strong advocate for wilderness preservation in Ontario, combining aggressive grassroots campaign strategies with excellent research and educational programs. Since 1986, Earthroots has used its grassroots expertise to organize, educate and mobilize the public, conduct successful media events, carry out wilderness research projects and ensure proper forest management planning.

FLAP (Fatal Light Awareness Program):
FLAP works to safeguard migratory birds in the urban environment through education, research, rescue and rehabilitation.  As stated on their website, collisions with human-built structures is steadily becoming the leading cause of bird mortality across North America.

Evergreen is a not-for-profit organization that makes cities more livable. By deepening the connection between people and nature, and empowering Canadians to take a hands-on approach to their urban environments, Evergreen is improving the health of our cities – now and for the future.

World Poverty and Human Rights

Doctors Without Borders received our donation for the 2008 tax year.

Oxfam Canada:
Founded in 1963, Oxfam Canada is a non-profit international development organization that supports community programs in food security, health, nutrition and democratic development with an emphasis on working with women.

Amnesty International:
Amnesty International helps stop human rights abuses by mobilizing its members and supporters to put pressure on governments, armed groups, companies and intergovernmental bodies.

Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières)
The world’s leading independent international medical relief organisation whose mandate concerns emergency medical relief. MSF Operates in areas where there is no medical infrastructure or where the existing one cannot withstand the pressure to which it is subjected. In most cases, relief programs change to rehabilitation projects that may run for several years after the most urgent needs have been met.