Charities that Need your Help,
and Volunteering

by Tony Copple, Ottawa

One of my goals is to have enough money to support all the charities I like. In the meantime, this page will be a receptacle of links to good charities as I hear about them. Some, such as missing children's organizations, could suddenly be vitally important to you.

Every charity is also an opportunity for volunteers. Volunteer Canada estimates that the 13M volunteers in Canada do work equivalent to 1M paid citizens. Investors Group has sponsored National Volunteer Week for Volunteer Canada. My own volunteering is primarily for Christian activity such as the Alpha Course, Prison Alpha ministry, Global Day of Prayer and Good News Christian Ministries. I am also an on-air volunteer host at CKCU, and deliver food to clients of the Kanata Food Cupboard.

It is sometimes a problem for youth under 16 to be accepted as a volunteer. If you are one, take a look at CAYFO or call (613) 244-3803 in Ottawa.

Before getting to the list however, I would like to mention "Toronto Hndicapped Company" which is a company employing disabled people only, manufacturing light bulbs with 5-year guarantees, and other products. They office is at 930 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON., M4M 3L8 and their number is 416-461-2722. They have light bulbs for every purpose, the basic price being around $5.50 Minimum shipping cost is about $5, but you can avoid this by collecting from the office. From my personal experience, these bulbs outlive their guarantee, so save you money, while providing employment for disabled people.

Rick Hansen is a well known Canadian hero. Visit Kids in motion to see just how Rick continues his work, motivating and encouraging children and adults.

If you live in Kanata, please support the (Western Ottawa) Community Resource Centre. They operate a secondhand clothing store: The Backstairs Attic, 300 Eagleson Rd, Kanata (beside the LCB in Hazeldean Mall), tel 591-7703, with a drop-off box for your surplus clothes available 24 hours. 100% of proceeds go to the CRC

  • Mel Rusnov - This I believe - Personal philosophy of a remarkable woman
  • Giving
  • Giving to Charities - tax and other incentives
  • Giving to your church
  • Small and rural charities CRA report August 2008
  • CRA Charities page

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