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Monthly Giving

Our monthly donors are truly important to us.  They enable us to plan wisely and  effectively so that we are able to impact the lives of even more people living with dementia.  

Your recurring monthly donation helps:

  • Provide a helpline where counsellors give advice, information about dementia, and the services that exist and how to access them
  • Provide enhanced support for people in crisis or needing extra help
  • Provide education classes and run support groups and programs where a caregiver can meet with others going through a similar dementia experience
  • Offer social programs for people with dementia and their caregivers

These are just some ways your donations help us help the 20,000 people currently living with dementia in the Ottawa and Renfrew County area.

It’s easy!  If you sign up to be a monthly donor, you have the option to donate monthly by automatic credit card (VISA or Mastercard) payments, or an automatic direct withdrawal from your bank account.  

You only need to sign up once with us and your donation will repeat on the 15th of every month.  We will send out your tax receipt at the end of the year.

You have 4 options to sign up:

  1. Complete our Monthly Support Plan Form
  2. Sign-up online through Canada Helps (scroll down and select the ‘Donate Monthly’ tab)
  3. Call us at 613-523-4004 and ask for Catini or Lauren and they can set you up over the phone
  4. Print the Monthly Support Plan Form and mail it to The Dementia Society.

 

If you have any questions about becoming a monthly donor, please call us at 613-523-4004 or email Catini St. Pierre at cstpierre@dsorc.org

Single Donation

Online

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By Mail

The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

1750 Russell Road, Suite 1742

Ottawa, ON K1G 5Z6

 

By Phone

Credit card donations can be made by calling Catini or Lauren at 613-523-4004 – they would be happy to assist you with this donation process.

Tax receipts for donations of $20 or more will automatically be issued.

Donations of Stock

There is a significant tax advantage to making a donation of appreciated publicly-listed securities, such as stocks, bonds and mutual fund shares. For more information about how to transfer securities, please contact Lois Graveline at 613- 523 4004 ext. 3104 or email at lgraveline@dsorc.org. Or you may simply wish to download the Securities Donation Form. Please submit one copy of the form to your broker, and forward one copy to our office, using the address at the bottom of this page.


Memorials and Tributes

In Honour

Tribute gifts are a meaningful way to make a donation in the name of a friend or family member. They may be “in honour” donations, including birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, or any special occasion. When a donation is made, The Dementia Society sends out a card to the family or individual who is being honoured, to acknowledge your generous donation.

In Memory

Tribute gifts also include “in memory” donations which honour the deceased and their family with a lasting and meaningful contribution to The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County. When a memorial donation is made, The Dementia Society sends out a card to the next-of-kin acknowledging that our chapter has received a contribution in memory of their family member.

For information or to make a donation, please contact our Catini or Lauren at 613-523-4004 or info@dsorc.org.

Corporate Giving

Most businesses have a long-standing tradition of donating money, sponsorships, in-kind services and staff time to charitable causes as part of their valued Corporate Social Responsibility programs.  Often times, they offer a corporate matching program whereby the fundraising efforts of the employee(s) are doubled by the employer.

Please reach out to your Human Resource department to learn more about your company’s charitable giving program or contact us  at 613-523-4004 and we’ll gladly answer any questions you may have about how to involve your company in the work we are doing.

Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign

HealthPartners is a partnership of 16 national and local health charities, including The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County, who provide direct services to people in our city. Canadian federal government employees and retirees will have the opportunity to direct their gifts towards improving the health of Canadians by payroll deduction or cash donations through the GCWCC (Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign) managed by United Way/Centraide.

Donors can direct their gifts to the general HealthPartners fund or designate it to a certain group. If you would like your contribution to go to The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County, please designate your wishes on the pledge form.

For more information, visit www.healthpartners.ca or contact The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County at 613-523-4004.

Donate a Car

Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations (running, or not! Old or new!) for The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County. To donate a car, truck, RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle, go to https://donatecar.ca.

Donate A Car Canada will look after everything to make your donation easy for you to support The Dementia Society of Ottawa & Renfrew County.  We will send you a tax receipt after your car donation is complete!

Frequently Asked Questions

Your privacy and security are very  important to us. The Dementia Society respects your right to privacy and is committed to protecting the personal information you provide us at all times. We use the information collected through our website to facilitate donation collection and processing, to provide tax receipts, to process online account registrations and to communicate relevant news and updates.  The Dementia Society does not trade, license, rent or sell your personal information in any manner.

Your donation will help to provide much-needed support, education and resources to people in the community who are living with dementia.

The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County takes great care to ensure that funds are used as directed, within a reasonable period of time, and invested with fiscal responsibility.

Yes, tax receipts for donations of $20 or more are automatically issued. Please be sure we have your full and up to date name and address.

40% of The Dementia Society’s funding comes from The Ministry of Health and the remainder from the generosity of its donors. That means just over $1 million dollars must be raised from local donors to help the Society provide the caring support that it does.

In the last six years, The Dementia Society has almost tripled the number of clients that it serves to 7500. In 2017, there are 20,000 people in the region with a dementia diagnosis, and that number is going to double in the next 10 years. The Dementia Society needs to grow even more to meet the increasing demand for help.

We encourage you to sign up for our free weekly e-Bulletins and our organization’s newsletter by contacting us at info@dsorc.org or by calling 613-523-4004 ext. 3112

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