Information about donating to St. Christopher House
St. Christopher House is a registered charity providing neighbourhood community services in downtown Toronto's west end. We are a multi-service agency with no religious affiliation, supporting less-advantaged individuals, families and groups to gain greater control of their lives and within their community.
St. Christopher House adheres to federal Income Tax regulations as administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). We issue official tax receipts for donations that meet the regulations set out by the CRA.
Each charity is allowed the option to set a minimum amount below which it will not provide an official tax receipt. We have decided not to take that option and issue receipts for donations of any size, as long as they meet the eligibility criteria administered by the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency.
We subscribe to the Ethical Code for Fundraising and Accountability maintained by Imagine Canada and are listed on their website as an early adopter of the Code. We also have a donor bill of rights.
The St. Christopher House Community Endowment was established as a public foundation to sustain funding for innovative programs of St. Christopher House not normally supported by government funding. Donations and gifts given to the Community Endowment are maintained as capital and the income from investment of this capital is used to support activities of St. Christopher House, according to regulations set out for public foundations under the Income Tax Act as administered by the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency.