Donations Made for the 2011 Tax Year

Below you will find the candidates and the recipients of the donations made for the 2011 tax year.

2011 Voting Results are in! View the full results here. The recipients and choices for this years survey are listed below. 2 very close votes this year and one run away winner in Child Haven.

Economic/Social Justice in Canada

Covenant House has received our donation for the 2011 tax year.

Fred Victor Center:
Fred Victor is a social services organization that fosters long-lasting and positive change in the lives of homeless and low income people living all across Toronto. We offer a wide range of programs that help each person find the support they need. Whether it is advocacy for renters or finding shelter, job training or counselling, food access or health information, Fred Victor dedicates itself to serving people who are experiencing homelessness and poverty.

Habitat for Humanity:
Mission: To mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting home ownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. Our Vision is a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

Covenant House:
As Canada’s largest youth shelter, Covenant House Toronto opens doors of opportunity and hope to homeless youth. More than just a place to stay, we provide 24/7 crisis care and have the widest range of services under one roof, including education, counselling, health care and employment assistance. Covenant House has helped thousands of young people move from a life on the street to a life with a future.

Environment and Biodiversity

FLAP has received our donation for the 2011 tax year.

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.

West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL):
West Coast Environmental Law is dedicated to safeguarding the environment through law. Since 1974 our staff lawyers have successfully worked with communities, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and all levels of governments, including First Nations governments, to develop proactive legal solutions to protect and sustain the environment.

Sea Shepard:
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.
Sea Shepherd uses direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas.

World Poverty and Human Rights

Child Haven has received our donation for the 2011 tax year.

Seva provides funding and expertise to partners in 7 developing countries and regions: Nepal, Tibet, India, Tanzania and eastern Africa, Guatemala, Cambodia and Egypt – to deliver community and clinical eye care programs that reach the most vulnerable populations – women and children, the very poor and those living in rural areas.

Child Haven International:
Child Haven International is a registered charity founded in 1985. We assist children and women in 4 countries, who are in need of food, education, health care, shelter and clothing, emotional and moral support.  Child Haven has five homes in India, one in Nepal, one in Tibet and one in Bangladesh. Our homes accept children who are disabled, parentless, or from socially disadvantaged situations – and who are destitute, i.e. do not receive even one good meal a day.

Against Malaria Foundation:
Mission: The relief of suffering from malaria by the provision of funds for the prevention and/or treatment of malaria and the advancement of education in the subjects of a) the problems and suffering caused by malaria and b) what can be done to alleviate them. More specifically, 100% of the money we raise buys long-lasting insecticidal mosquito nets (LLINs). Via distribution partnerships, these nets end up over heads and beds and we demonstrate that has happened.