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Donor Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question?  Check here for quick answers to the questions we are asked most often.

What is the Foundation's Charitable Business Number?
What is the Legal Name of the Foundation?
How Secure are Online Donations?
Will I Get a Tax Receipt for My Donations?
Why Should I Make a Donation?
Doesn’t the Government Fund Health Care?
Does the Foundation Inform Families About Memorial Gifts Made in Their Loved One’s Honour?
Can I Direct My Gift to Support a Specific Program or Area of Interest?
Do You Share My Information With Other Organizations or Charities?
Monthly Giving Information
Why do People Choose to Make Monthly Gifts?
Can I Change the Amount of My Donation?
Will I Still Get a Receipt?

What is the Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation’s Charitable Business Number?

Our Revenue Canada Charitable Business Number is: 888 118 247 RR0001.

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What is the Legal Name of the Foundation?

The legal name of the Foundation is the ‘Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation’.

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How Secure are Online Donations?

Your privacy is very important to us and it’s something that we take very seriously.  Experts have established that using your credit card online is as safe as using your card with other methods.  Your credit card number is secured and sent directly to the Foundation.  The information is encrypted and only the Foundation can read it.

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Will I Get a Tax Receipt for My Donations?

The Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation is a registered charity and we issue receipts for most donations.  We accept cash, cheques, and credit card donations and give receipts for gifts over $10.  Monthly donors receive one receipt annually.  Gifts of property, stock and other similar items are subject to certain conditions.  For more information, please contact the Foundation directly, or click here to view further information from the Canadian Revenue Agency regarding charitable donations and registered charities.

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Why Should I Make a Donation?

As a donor to the GPHSF, you will be helping the Foundation to support initiatives that will continue to improve access and quality of health care in the Greater Peterborough Area.

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Doesn’t the Government Fund Health Care?

Family Health Teams are resourced by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for a certain number of positions.  The Foundation will support the development of projects that will further the ability of community-based health care services to provide innovations in the delivery of health care with the Family Health Teams, specialists and community health service partners.

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Does the GPHSF Inform Families About Memorial Gifts Made in Their Loved One’s Honour?

Yes.  When a memorial gift is made, we acknowledge your generousity with a personalized card to the family or individual that is being honoured.  However, we do not disclose the amount of the gift.

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Can I Direct My Gift to Support a Specific Program or Area of Interest?

Please contact the Foundation to discuss your options.

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Do You Share My Information With Other Organizations or Charities?

Absolutely not!  We do not share, trade or sell our donor mailing lists, and take great care to protect our donor information.  The Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our donor’s personal information.
Any information collected by us assists us in proper administration, acknowledgement and receipting of your gift, reporting on the use of your gift, informing you of special events, and providing information on ways to support the Foundation.

If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation.

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Monthly Giving Information

Why do People Choose to Make Monthly Gifts?

Monthly gifts offer many benefits including convenience and the ability to make a larger yearly donation through small increments.  Signing up for monthly giving also reduces the Foundation’s administrative costs, meaning that more of your dollars will directly support the Primary Health Care Services of Peterborough.

To find out more about Monthly Giving, please click here.

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Can I Change the Amount of My Donation?

If you made a donation online through CanadaHelps, you will need to visit their website to make any necessary changes.  For any other inquiries, please contact the Foundation.

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Will I Still Get a Receipt?

Yes.  Monthly donors will receive one tax receipt for the total amount of the installments made through the year.

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