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CHARITABLE DONATIONS AND ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
We are committed to following all rules and regulations regarding tax receipting as set out but the Canadian tax authority, the Canada Revenue Agency. Your donation is greatly appreciated. Please note all donations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Your online donation, ticket sale or any other Ecommerce transaction will be processed instantly once you have completed our online donation from through a secured payment system. Our donation form is on web pages that are secured using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. The SSL encrypts your personal and payment information.
Donor Bill of Rights
The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The Victoria General Hospital Foundation endorses and abides by the principles outlined in the Bill of Rights.
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
- To be informed of the organizations mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their internal purposes
- To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organizations governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities
- To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements
- To be assured their gifts will be used for the purpose for which they were given
- To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition
- To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law
- To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature
- To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organizations or hired solicitors
- To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share
- To feel free to ask questions when making a donations and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers