Donations Made for the 2013 Tax Year

Below you will find the candidates and the recipients of the donations made for the 2013 tax year.

2013 Voting Results are in! View the full results here. The recipients and choices for this years survey are listed below.

Economic/Social Justice in Canada

Fred Victor Center has received our donation for the 2013 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 innovatively serving people who are experiencing homelessness and poverty.

Big Brothers Big Sisters:
We believe that by changing the course of young lives we can in turn be changing the course of a community’s future. That it could lead to a reduction in poverty and unemployment. Or to safer schools and neighbourhoods. Or to a renewed optimism for growth. That it could even lead to change on a broader, more far-reaching scale.

The Wakefield Grannies:
Our mission is to maintain personal contact and financially assist women in South Africa who are caring for AIDS-orphaned grandchildren.

Environment and Biodiversity

Forest Ethics has received our donation for the 2013 tax year.

Forest Ethics:
Forest Ethics believes that protecting our planet is everyone’s business. Because of our work, environmentally responsible corporations and governments will thrive. Natural systems will be protected, and the people and wildlife that depend on them will prosper. Markets will be more transparent and ethical.

Environmental Working Group:
The Environmental Working Group is the nation’s leading environmental health research and advocacy organization.  Our mission is to serve as a watchdog to see that Americans get straight facts, unfiltered and unspun, so they can make healthier choices and enjoy a cleaner environment.

Canadian Biotechnology Action Network:
Mission: To promote food sovereignty and democratic decision-making on science and technology issues in order to protect the integrity of the environment, health, food, and the livelihoods of people in Canada and around the world by facilitating, informing and organizing civil society action, researching, and providing information to government for policy development. (this is a Tides Canada Initiative)

World Poverty and Human Rights

SEVA has received our donation for the 2013 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.

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.

Free the Children:
Although free the children may very well do good work, some information came to light from some people that used to work for free the children and they do not treat their staff very well at all and do not pay their salary correctly. Several past employees are still owed several thousand dollars each. this is not the way to run a charity and shame on you free the children. Please choose many of the other more respectable charities. For this reason they were removed from the voting sheet part way through the survey.