Donor Frequently Asked Questions

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is funded solely through contributions from individuals and corporations and receives no financial assistance from Provincial or Federal Government. Without the help of people like you from communities across Canada, we could not continue to provide information, research and support to Canadians affected by a brain tumour.

How do dollars from the community help?

Because of the generosity of our donors, we are able to fund cutting edge research to help find a cure for brain tumours. We can: offer monthly Support Groups in many communities across Canada; distribute our highly valued Patient Resource Handbooks (free to individuals and families); offer eight educational events from coast to coast; support important brain tumour research and fully fund the Brain Tumour Tissue Bank, providing research tools to scientists across the world.

Do you subscribe to a donor bill of rights?

Yes, we have endorsed A Donor Bill of Rights developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. At Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, we believe that donors and prospective donors should have full confidence in the not-for-profit causes they are asked to support. Read the Donor Bill of Rights.

Do you engage in selling or trading of donor lists?

We do not disclose your personal information to other organizations nor do we trade or share our mailing lists. Members of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada who have access to and are associated with the processing of personal data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of this information.

 

What if I do not want to receive mail or phone calls?

Tell us. We want to keep you informed on how your money is being used to bring hope to brain tumour patients, but we do not want to send unwelcome material. If you do not wish to receive printed materials from us, please call us at 1-800-265-5106 or 519-642-7755 or, if you would prefer to receive information via email, please email sfelliott@braintumour.ca.

Where should I send my donation?

Cheques can be mailed to:

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
205 Horton St E., Suite 203
London, ON N6B 1K7

You can call 800-265-5106 or 519-642-7755

You can also contribute online here.

Can I direct my gift to specific programs?

You can direct your gift to Adult or Pediatric Research or Programs & Services. If you designate your gift for a specific purpose, your dollars will be used for that purpose only. If you do not specify where you would like your donation to go, it will be used where the need is greatest.

What if I want to make a gift In-memory or In-honour of someone?

This is a way to remember or honour a loved one, a friend or a colleague. You can make a memorial or a tribute gift online or contact our office to make arrangements for very special Tribute gifts such as a gift for a wedding in lieu of table favours. You can donate online here.

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

We send receipts for tax purposes for any gift over $20.00. However, if your gift is less than $20.00 and you would like a receipt, please just let us know and we will be happy to send you one.

Where can I get more information about tax-deductible contributions?

Please consult the Canada Revenue Agency for more information. Detailed information can be found at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca and search for Charitable Donations and Gifts.

What if I still have questions?

Please contact :

Suzanne Fratschko Elliott
Fundraising and Engagement Manager
sfelliott@braintumour.ca
1-800-265-5106 or 519-642-7755, ext. 227 

 

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