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  • We have moved! - Please note that as of March 2020 our new mailing address will be: 720 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON M5S 2R4
  • Covid-19 Health Resources -             Covid-19-Find out how to protect yourself, what to do if you’re sick after you travel and how to recognize possible symptoms. World Health Organization (WHO) https://bit.ly/38H3lvi   Ontario https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus   Alberta https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/   British Columbia https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health   Manitoba https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/   New Brunswick https://bit.ly/2w7nhu3   Newfoundland and Labrador https://bit.ly/38IZwpf   […]
  • The Great Canadian Giving Challenge - The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is almost here!               Donate to the Canadian Medical Foundation (CMF) in the month of June and help make a BIG impact! Every $1 donated to CMF in June earns us a chance to win a $10,000 donation (minimum $3 donation required). The Challenge […]
  • UPDATE: Changing Investment Managers - Update: Changing Investment Managers About the Canadian Medical Foundation For over thirty (30) years the Canadian Medical Foundation (CMF) has been working on behalf of physicians, their families, and all Canadians. The volunteer Board of Trustees at the Canadian Medical Foundation believes stewardship of the trust and generous donations provided to our charity is our […]
  • Canadian Medical Foundation Donors Provide Earthquake Relief to Nepal - Canadian Medical Foundation (CMF) donors have raised more than $150,000 to provide earthquake relief in the form of medical outreach to Nepal, following the devastating earthquake this spring. The Canadian Medical Foundation has leveraged the Government of Canada’s Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund to see a majority of these donations matched to provide additional funds directly […]

Soap for Hope

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Every year a typical 400-room hotel in Canada generates 3.5 tons of solid soap waste. That waste either goes to landfill or is shipped to a global recycling facility.

Through Soap for Hope’s programs, gently used or unused soap and hygiene products are collected from the hotel and accommodation industry that would otherwise be discarded. Volunteers then reprocess these useable products to create Hygiene Kits which are distributed to local shelters, transitional homes, food banks, low income seniors, and other vulnerable communities.

In doing so, the program is not only diverting hundreds of thousands of plastic bottles from landfills but also helping control the spread of viruses such as COVID-19.

Donate To Help Stop The Spread Of Infectious Diseases!

 

Haiti Covid-19 Hygiene Support

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In Haiti, a lack of handwashing resources (clean water, handwashing stations, sanitizer) and misinformation make an already impoverished nation most vulnerable to a coronavirus outbreak.

The Haitian population suffers high levels of diabetes and other health conditions, making residents more vulnerable to the virus, and a major coronavirus outbreak would place an unbearable strain on a collapsing healthcare system.

The Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS) is the only 24/7 full-service hospital serving more than 350,000 people in Haiti’s Lower Artibonite Valley. With our support, HAS will install 300 new community hand washing stations and 139 “Tippy Tap” hands-free hand washing stations to support families in our service area. HAS also has the ability to manufacture surface disinfectant that is critically needed for COVID-19 related cleaning. HAS staff can produce 200 gallons per day of surface disinfectant, which is 2.5 times more effective at sanitizing/inactivating pathogens than chlorine/bleach. There is a shortage of bleach and all other surface sanitizers on the local market and internationally. Hospitals and health centers all over Haiti are in dire need. In addition to the hospital’s own needs, with our support HAS can supply hospitals and health centers locally and all over Haiti with high quality cleaning solution for their facilities.

DONATE To Help Stop The Spread Of Infectious Diseases!

Hand washing station at Hopital Albert Schweitzer (HAS).

 

Grants

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As part of a special initiative to help prevent, limit, and stop the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19, the Canadian Medical Foundation will be issuing small grants to groups with short-term projects and initiatives that address infection prevention.

The Canadian Medical Foundation (CMF) is well-positioned to help groups address gaps in existing projects or fund new initiatives that will help bridge identified gaps that are currently impeding communities from strengthening their public health and healthcare response to COVID-19 (i.e. hygiene practices).

For the current funding cycle, the CMF is ready to fund and support domestic or international projects that promote and focus on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

Project Location:              Worldwide

Closing date:                      First round, August 7

Grant size:                          The size of grants will vary according to the gap needs of each project.

Eligibility:

  • Proposals must have a lead organization eligible to accept and administer funds.
  • All organizations must be able to provide NGO, CBO or Incorporation registration documents.
  • All applications must be able to provide a grant reference for a previous grant led and held by the organization.
  • Organizations must agree to be included in our fundraising campaigns, as ongoing fundraising allows us to continue to provide opportunities for grant making.

To apply you need to:

  • Fill out the Grant application form
  • Include your most recent audited financial statements.
  • Include a project budget.
  • If working in partnership with other implementing groups, please include a letter of support from each institution participating in the project confirming approval for the project to commence.
  • Your application can be accompanied by an optional document of supporting data, no more than 1 page.
  • Email your documents to dusanka@cmf.ca

You will receive an e-mail confirming that we have received your application.

Criteria for Funding Will Include:

  • Has the applicant clearly explained the unmet need their target group is facing as it relates to infection prevention, and how the project benefit will be realized in these communities?
  • Will the success of the outcome have an obvious impact on public health or the prevention of disease?
  • Has the applicant clearly explained the level of urgency, and why the activity is important now?
  • Has the applicant clearly explained the reason why it is not possible to resource the work without the grant?
  • Has the applicant clearly explained a plan to achieve project goals and expected outcomes?
  • Does the applicant demonstrate access to relevant expertise, tools, data, and/or infrastructure to complete the project?
  • Does the team have the ability to quickly mobilize necessary resources?
  • Is the amount requested reasonable? Is the proposed budget justified?
  • Is there a high likelihood of success of the proposed project?
  • Has the applicant explained how the project will be implemented under current COVID-19 restrictions (travel, social distancing) and highlighted any requirements for personal protective equipment.

Review Process:

All applications will be reviewed by the Programs and Project Development Committee. The recommendations of this committee will be presented to Board of Trustees for approval.

Award Start Date:

Given that this opportunity is for timely proposals, you will receive 75% of the grant amount within four weeks of award notification, and the remaining amount after project completion or other agreed upon milestone.

Contacts and guidance:

The decisions of the Committee will not be open to appeal and the funders reserve the right to amend the application process.

For queries relating to the grant and process, please contact dusanka@cmf.ca.

Planned Giving & Legacy

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What is “Planned Giving”?

According to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), gifts are a voluntary transfer of property without valuable consideration. Allowable gifts include cash, gifts in kind like stocks and real estate, and a right to future payment, such as life insurance proceeds.

“Planned Gifts” are so called because they take some thought and preparation, and because you should consult with a lawyer and your financial planner about them.
Your gift can be a one-time donation, a series of payments over a set period, or ongoing support. Your planned gift may be a “present gift” that can be used now, or a “deferred gift’, that is only available in the future, such as in a will.

Planned giving helps you create a legacy of support for the causes you care about most, and can maximizes your tax and estate planning benefits.
When speaking to your financial advisor, make sure that they are aware of your philanthropic goals, and consider a gift to the CMF today.
For more information, please contact the Canadian Medical Foundation at info@cmf.ca or 613.518.6010.

There are the many ways you can make a lasting impact as part of your legacy.

  • Securities - Donating Appreciated Shares – Public and Private Shares and Securities (including mutual funds) A common misconception about planned or legacy giving is that you benefit only in the future.  In fact, you can often benefit immediately. 50 per cent of a capital gain from the sale of stock is taxable. When a stock is donated to […]
  • Life Insurance - A gift of insurance can allow a Donor to make a much larger gift to the Canadian Medical Foundation than they might otherwise be able to consider. Tax savings today are real. There are a number of very common methods to utilize life insurance in your charitable giving and tax saving plans.  Proceeds of life […]
  • Gift Annuities - The charitable gift annuity is a popular planned giving instrument for elder Canadians, as it allows a person to make a significant contribution, while maintaining financial security. There are many benefits of a gift annuity: A gift annuity allows you to make a significant gift, yet still enjoy the income from that gift; A gift […]
  • Wills and Bequests: The Most Popular Planned Giving Vehicle - The most common form of planned gift is the bequest – making a gift through one’s Will. (i.e. Through your estate planning.)  Indeed, some 80% to 90% of planned gifts are bequests. For these Donors, the bequest is one of the smartest options.  Leaving a gift by Will permits a Donor to leave a significant […]
  • Donor Advised Funds - CMF offers a DAF program that enables donors to create long-term charitable gifting plans in order to realize their charitable goals and further their philanthropic priorities.

Peer to peer

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There are many ways you can fundraise and make a meaningful impact. Create a fundraiser to honour someone special, celebrate a birthday, wedding, or any special occasion.

To start an online fundraiser please visit Fundraise for CMF. If you would like to hold a face to face fundraiser, please contact us and we will provide you with the resources to help you get started and to help make your event a great success!

Please contact Dee Ucci, Development & Communications Officer at deeu@cmf.ca to discuss your fundraising idea or for help to get started.

Monthly Giving

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Improve the health of communities each and every day by becoming a monthly donor.

For the CMF, regular monthly donations provide a steady source of income to support our initiatives so we can plan ahead.

For our donors, monthly donations may be more manageable for your budgeting and can up to a significant contribution every year.

For example:
$20 a month is only 66 cents a day, but adds up to $240 a year!
$50 a month is only $1.65 a day, but adds up to $600 a year!

Other benefits of monthly giving:

  • Monthly giving is easy and convenient!
  • Monthly donations save CMF staff time, thereby lowering administrative costs.
  • Monthly donations are flexible – Donors can easily increase, decrease, pause or stop their gift at any time
  • A cumulative tax receipt is issued annually, simplifying your donation records

Become a monthly donor

Workplace – Employer Matching Gifts

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Many companies across Canada match their employees’ charitable contributions. Contact your human resources department to find out if your company matches charitable gifts and to obtain a matching gift application form.

All you have to do is fill out the donor portion of the matching gift application form and send the form to:

Dee Ucci
Canadian Medical Foundation
720 Bathurst St.
Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

Or scan and email to deeu@cmf.ca

We will complete the charity portion of the form once it’s received and, we will return the form to your employer. Your employer will then send CMF a donation to match your donation. Both you and your employer will receive an income tax receipt for the donations.