Hi Everyone: I just wanted to let you all know that we are working on our Charitable Status and expect it to done by June or July. In the meantime, I have confirmed with Canada Revenue Agency that, where a registered charity’s objects and activities are charitable throughout the year, the charity may issue official donation receipts for all cash/cheque gifts it received in the calendar year during which it was registered. In other words, if you want to financially support us, but are concerned about getting an income tax receipt for your donation, you need not be concerned any longer. Any cash/ cheque donations made in 2016, will be receipted in Jan. or Feb. 2017.
Gifts in kind (ie: land, vehicles, other items) are another story altogether though, receipts can not be given for them unless the donation or gift is made after the organizations actual date of registration.
I know some folks were asking, so hope this answers your questions.
Take care and God Bless, Rev. Rosemary Blair, Chief Organizing Officer, Prison Christian Ministries, (506) 461-8456