a. All donors are entitled to receive an official receipt for income tax purposes for $25 and above donations. Donors of non-monetary eligible gifts (as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency) are entitled to receive an official receipt that reflects the fair market value of the gift.
b. All fundraising solicitations by or on behalf of LIFE will disclose LIFE’s name and the purpose for which funds are requested. In the case of printed and electronic solicitations the contact details of LIFE shall be provided.
c. Donors and prospective donors are entitled to the following, promptly upon request:
i. To know whether an individual soliciting funds on behalf of LIFE is a volunteer, and employee, or a hired solicitor;
ii. A copy of LIFE’s most recent approved audited financial statements;
iii. LIFE’s charitable registration number as assigned by the Canada Revenue Agency;
iv. Any information contained in the public portion of the charity’s most recent T3010 form as submitted to the Canada Revenue Agency;
v. A list of the names of the Directors of LIFE; and
vi. A copy of this Fundraising and Donor Rights Policy
d. Donors will be encouraged to seek independent advice if LIFE has any reason to believe that a proposed donation might significantly and adversely affect the donor’s financial position or taxable income.
e. The privacy of donors will be respected. Any donor records that are maintained by LIFE will be kept confidential to the greatest extent possible. Donors have the right to see their own donor record, and to challenge its accuracy. A donor’s request to remain anonymous will be respected.
f. onors and prospective donors will be treated with respect and every effort will be made to honour their requests to limit the frequency of solicitations or not to be solicited by certain means.
g. LIFE will respond promptly to any complaint by a donor or prospective donor.
h. LIFE is committed to reporting on a regular basis to donors about the organization’s activities.