Charity Donations 2007-2018

Donations Made for the 2018 Tax Year

Below you will find the recipients of the donations made for the 2018 tax year.

See here for the tally of results.

Economic/Social Justice

Indspire received our donation for the 2018 tax year.

Indspire: www.indspire.ca

Indspire is a national Indigenous registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. Their vision is to enrich Canada through Indigenous education and by inspiring achievement. In partnership with Indigenous, private and public sector stakeholders, Indspire educates, connects and invests in Indigenous people so they will achieve their highest potential.

Environment and Biodiversity

Farm Folk City Folk received our donation for the 2018 tax year.

Farm Folk City Folk: www.farmfolkcityfolk.ca

FarmFolk CityFolk (FFCF) is a not-for-profit society connecting, empowering, and inspiring people to strengthen BC’s sustainable food systems. They develop, operate, and act as a catalyst for projects that support access to and production of local, sustainable food; support local growers and producers; provide access to and protection of farmland; and connect, educate, and celebrate with communities across BC.

World Poverty and Human Rights

El Shaddai Child Rescue received our donation for the 2018 tax year.

El Shaddai Child Rescue: https://childrescue.net

The El Shaddai Charitable Trust is a registered, non-profit Charity working in Goa and other States of India, implementing the Child Rights and Juvenile Justice for orphans, street children and children coming from economically underprivileged conditions. Children are cared and provided with food, clothing, shelter and education, for a better future.


Donations Made for the 2017 Tax Year

Below you will find the recipients of the donations made for the 2017 tax year.

See here for the tally of results.

Economic/Social Justice

Dress for Success received our donation for the 2017 tax year.

Dress for Success: dressforsuccess.org
Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Environment and Biodiversity

Wild Bird Trust received our donation for the 2017 tax year.

Wild Bird Trust: wildbirdtrust.org
The Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia (WBT) is a non-profit society that manages the Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats in North Vancouver on the Unceded Territory of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. The Society’s mandate is dedicated to the protection of wild birds and their habitat, on the principle that all wildlife must benefit.

World Poverty and Human Rights

War Child received our donation for the 2017 tax year.

War Child: https://warchild.ca

War Child’s mission is to help children in war-affected communities reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. War Child takes an active role in raising public awareness around the impact of war on communities and the shared responsibility to act.


Donations Made for the 2016 Tax Year

Below you will find the recipients of the donations made for the 2016 tax year.

See here for the tally of results.

Economic/Social Justice

Boost for Kids received our donation for the 2016 tax year.

Boost For Kids: boostforkids.org
Boost CYAC is committed to eliminating abuse and violence in the lives of children, youth, and their families. We believe that all children and youth have a right to grow up in a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment. We are dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and violence through education and awareness, and to collaborating with our community partners to provide services to children, youth, and their families.

Environment and Biodiversity

Peninsula Streams Society received our donation for the 2016 tax year.

Peninsula Streams Society: peninsulastreams.ca
Helps coordinate stream restoration and habitat conservation on the Saanich Peninsula. We provide our associated groups with the technical expertise and resources to help achieve their goals. Our goal is to achieve healthy aquatic habitat that supports self-sustaining populations of native species in both freshwater and marine environments.

World Poverty and Human Rights

Women’s Earth Alliance received our donation for the 2016 tax year.

Women’s Earth Alliance: womensearthalliance.org
Our mission is to equip women with the skills and tools they need to protect our earth and strengthen communities from the inside out. We work with local leaders who build up other leaders. One becomes two, two become four, four become eight, and millions.

 


Donations Made for the 2015 Tax Year

Below you will find the recipients of the donations made for the 2015 tax year. No vote was held this year due to a server issue. The 2015 runner ups were selected instead.

Economic/Social Justice

Toronto Rape Crises Centre received our donation for the 2015 tax year.

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre: trccmwar.ca
TRCC/MWAR is a grassroots, women-run collective working towards a violence-free world by providing anti-oppressive, feminist peer support to survivors of sexual violence through support, education and activism.

Environment and Biodiversity

Canadian Biotechnology Action Network received our donation for the 2015 tax year.

Canadian Biotechnology Action Network: www.cban.ca
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

Against Malaria Foundation received our donation for the 2015 tax year.

Against Malaria Foundation: www.againstmalaria.com
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.

 


Donations Made for the 2014 Tax Year

Below you will find the recipients of the donations made for the 2014 tax year. See all candidates here.

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Economic/Social Justice

Big Brothers Big Sisters received our donation for the 2014 tax year (boy it was close)!

Big Brothers Big Sisters: www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
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.

Environment and Biodiversity

Nature Conservancy Canada received our donation for the 2014 tax year.

Nature Conservancy Canada: www.natureconservancy.ca
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) protects areas of natural diversity for their intrinsic value and for the benefit of our children and those after them. The Nature Conservancy of Canada will lead, innovate and use creativity in the conservation of Canada’s natural heritage. We will secure important natural areas through their purchase, donation or other mechanisms, and then manage these properties for the long term.

World Poverty and Human Rights

Zidisha received our donation for the 2014 tax year.

see my profile here: https://www.zidisha.org/lender/profile/view/45543

Zidisha: www.zidisha.org
Zidisha is the first online microlending community that directly connects lenders and entrepreneurs — no matter the distance or disparity between them. We bypass expensive local banks and intermediaries that charge sky-high interest rates and offer a person-to-person platform that lets lenders and entrepreneurs communicate openly and instantly.
NOTE: this selection will result in a continuous loan/repayment that will help a lot of entrepreneurs as its not a donation or charity.


Donations Made for the 2013 Tax Year

Below you will find the recipients of the donations made for the 2013 tax year. See all candidates here.

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Economic/Social Justice

Fred Victor Center received our donation for the 2013 tax year.

Fred Victor Center: www.fredvictor.org
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.

Environment and Biodiversity

Forest Ethics received our donation for the 2013 tax year.

Forest Ethics: www.forestethics.org
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.

World Poverty and Human Rights

SEVA received our donation for the 2013 tax year.

SEVA: www.seva.ca
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.


Donations Made for the 2012 Tax Year

Below you will find the recipients of the donations made for the 2012 tax year. See all candidates here.

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Economic/Social Justice

Habitat for Humanity received our donation for the 2012 tax year.

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

Environment and Biodiversity

West Coast Environmental Law received our donation for the 2012 tax year.

West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL): www.wcel.org
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.

World Poverty and Human Rights

Anti Slavery received our donation for the 2012 tax year.

Anti-Slavery Internationalwww.antislavery.org
Anti-Slavery International works at local, national and international levels to eliminate all forms of slavery around the world.


Donations Made for the 2011 Tax Year

Below you will find the recipients of the donations made for the 2011 tax year. See all candidates here.

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Economic/Social Justice

Covenant House received our donation for the 2011 tax year.

Covenant House: www.covenanthouse.ca
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 received our donation for the 2011 tax year.

FLAP (Fatal Light Awareness Program): www.flap.org
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.

World Poverty and Human Rights

Child Haven received our donation for the 2011 tax year.

Child Haven International: www.childhaven.ca
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.

 

Donations Made for the 2010 Tax Year

Below you will find the recipients of the donations made for the 2010 tax year. See all candidates here.

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Economic/Social Justice

Food Banks Canada received our donation for the 2010 tax year.

Food Banks Canada: foodbankscanada.ca
Food Banks Canada’s mission is to reduce hunger in Canada by enabling an effective food bank community that addresses the short term need for food and longer term solutions. We do this by collecting and sharing large donations of food to our Members and Affiliate Member food banks.

Environment and Biodiversity

Ontario Clean Air Alliance received our donation for the 2010 tax year.

Ontario Clean Air Alliance: www.cleanairalliance.org
The Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA) is a coalition of individuals and approximately 90 organizations that represent over six million Ontarians. We were established in 1997 to achieve the phase-out of Ontario’s dirty coal-fired power plants and to move Ontario towards a renewable electricity future. The OCAA is also working to ensure that Ontario obtain 100% of its grid-supplied electricity from renewable sources by 2030 through energy conservation and efficiency, made-in-Ontario green power, hydro imports from Quebec, and small-scale highly efficient combined heat and power plants.

World Poverty and Human Rights

World Literacy received our donation for the 2010 tax year.

World Literacy: www.worldlit.ca
World Literacy Canada (WLC) is a modest, registered charitable organization that uses literacy to fight poverty and advance the cause of social justice, especially for women and children. We support and deliver a range of community-based programs in Canada and South Asia that emphasize literacy skills and education for women and children.


Donations Made for the 2009 Tax Year

Below you will find the recipients of the donations made for the 2009 tax year. See all candidates here.

See here for the tally of results. 

Economic/Social Justice in Canada

The GateHouse received our donation for the 2009 tax year.

The GateHouse: www.thegatehouse.org
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

CPAWS received our donation for the 2009 tax year.

CPAWS (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society): www.cpaws.org
CPAWS envisages a healthy ecosphere where people experience and respect natural ecosystems. We will achieve this by:

  • protecting Canada’s wild ecosystems in parks, wilderness and similar natural areas, preserving the full diversity of habitats and their species;
  • promoting awareness and understanding of ecological principles and the inherent values of wilderness through education, appreciation and experience;
  • encouraging individual action to accomplish these goals;
  • working co-operatively with government, First Nations, business, other organizations and individuals in a consensus-seeking manner, wherever possible.

World Poverty and Human Rights

Room to Read received our donation for the 2009 tax year.

Room to Read: http://www.roomtoread.org
Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.

(due to oxfam not honouring our request to not receive paper mailings, we have replaced them this year with another organization)

 


Donations Made for the 2008 Tax Year

Below you will find the recipients of the donations made for the 2008 tax year. See all candidates here.

See here for the tally of results.

Economic/Social Justice in Canada

Sistering received our donation for the 2008 tax year.

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

Environment and Biodiversity

Evergreen received our donation for the 2008 tax year.

Evergreen: www.evergreen.ca/
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.

Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) www.msf.ca
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.

 


Donations Made for the 2007 Tax Year

Below you will find the recipients of the donations made for the 2007 tax year. See all candidates here.

Economic/Social Justice in Canada

The Progressive Housing Society received our donation for the 2007 tax year.

Progressive Housing Society: www.progressivehousing.net
Progressive Housing Society is a not-for-profit, charitable society located in Burnaby, B.C. Originally called the Burnaby Association for the Emotionally Disabled, Progressive Housing Society has been providing affordable housing and support services for adults with mental illness, to enable them to live independently in the municipality of Burnaby, since 1981.

Environment and Biodiversity

EcoJustice received our donation for the 2007 tax year.

Ecojustice: www.ecojustice.ca
Ecojustice (formerly Sierra Legal Defence Fund) goes to court to defend the right of Canadians to a healthy environment. Since 1990, they have created lasting solutions to Canada’s environmental problems by winning landmark cases and setting powerful precedents. They are Canada’s foremost non-profit organization dedicated to enforcing and strengthening the laws that safeguard our environment, wildlife and public health.

World Poverty and Human Rights

The Stephen Lewis Foundation received our donation for the 2007 tax year.

The Stephen Lewis Foundation: www.stephenlewisfoundation.org
The Stephen Lewis Foundation was founded to address the horror of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa and is committed to ensuring that 90% of your contribution goes directly to those at the grassroots level in Africa.