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To make a credit card donation by phone call 1-877-487-7777. Office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST). Please leave a message after hours and we will return your call.
To make a donation by mail cheques should be made payable to Operation Mobilization Canada with a separate note of the project or field you are wishing to support.
If you would like to donate monthly to Operation Mobilization through a contribution from your bank account, please download our Pre-authorized Support Plan Form
Direct Debit is our preferred method.
Mail or Fax the completed form to us and we will take care of the rest.
Download this brochure to learn more about sponsoring an India National or equip an Indian National with supplies necessary to evangelize. For more information, contact
Download this brochure to learn more about sponsoring fuel or other supplies necessary to evangelize through the OM Ship Ministry. For more information, contact
Download this brochure to learn more about the Global South Partnership. For more information, contact
OM Canada is registered with Canada Helps, a secure way to give online. Recurring donors may log into the website www.canadahelps.org.
When filling out the messages/information section on the Canada Helps form please be sure to specify which project or field the donation is to go towards.
Please call to request a copy of the brochure 'Ways to Give to OM Canada which provides the steps to make gifts via direct debit and credit card directly through OM Canada. This saves us 3.9-4.9% in fees.
Tax receipts can be downloaded once a donation is completed and are sent by email immediately following the payment of your donation(s). Please check your email following the donation and be sure to check your junk/spam folder in case the message has been diverted by your email client.
If you have a MyCanadaHelps account, all donations and all receipts are stored online for you to be downloaded and printed at any time.
Yes. CanadaHelps uses secure PDFs for tax receipting. Electronic receipts are valid for tax filing by the CRA.
Yes. If for instance you live Quebec and need 3 copies of your tax receipt you may print your PDF receipt 3 times.
Please contact CanadaHelps with your name, and approximate date of donation. They will present your tax receipt by email.
If you would like to dedicate your gift, you can make a donation in honour of someone or give them a Charity Gift Card, but only the donor or payee can receive the tax receipt.
Monthly donations are a great way to give back and budget your giving. To set up a monthly gift, first search for OM Canada and then click Donate Monthly to complete the details of your gift, including day of the charity and amount to be given monthly. Your credit card will be charged every month on the same date for your donation. Monthly donors must create a secure MyCanadaHelps account to store their credit card information. You can log in to your MyCanadaHelps account at any time and change the details of your monthly gift or download your tax receipts.
Receipts for monthly gifts are not created each month. To acces a receipt for monthly gifts, log into your MyCanadaHelps account and click the Donations & Receipts section to download your receipt.
Yes. You receive an email when we have charged your credit card
Yes. You will receive an email if your monthly donation does not get processed correctly.
Donating shares, bonds and units of mutual funds helps proclaim the Good News that Jesus saves and to distribute God’s Word worldwide.
Your official receipt for income tax purposes will be valued at the closing price on the day when the shares are legally transferred to OM Canada’s account at our custodial agent, TD Waterhouse. (Please note: Shares are considered legally transferred only when delivery is confirmed by our custodial agent.) It is our policy to sell all shares as soon as possible after they have been received.
If the securities are held in a brokerage account, you can have your broker transfer your shares electronically to OM Canada’s account at TD Waterhouse. To make this kind of transfer, please contact your broker and have them complete the ‘Notification of a Gift of Securities’ form, which can be downloaded here or we can mail to you. If you have share certificates, please contact OM Canada for instructions. For additional information or to speak with someone directly, please call 1-888-482-4253 and ask for a member of the Financial Development team.
When you ask your broker to transfer the stock, please send an email or letter to OM Canada with the name of the stock, your name and mailing address, and how you would like the gift to be designated. This can be sent to
To give property or gifts-in-kind, please contact us to discuss arrangements.
Life insurance can be an easy and flexible way to make an important gift to OM Canada. This type of gift can provide immediate tax benefits to you, as well as tax relief for your estate.
There are many ways to make life insurance part of your lasting legacy:
If a policy you already own has outlived its original purpose (if, for example, your children have grown), use it to help children, families and communities around the world by naming OM Canada as a beneficiary for a percentage or for the full amount of the policy. Your heirs may ultimately benefit because your estate will receive a tax receipt (and substantial tax savings) for the value of the donation.
You can also purchase a new policy to benefit causes dear to your heart. Make OM Canada the owner and beneficiary of the policy and your tax benefits can increase dramatically. You’ll receive a tax receipt for premiums you pay. And the amount of your gift will continue to grow as the cash surrender value of the donated policy increases.
Perhaps you wish to name OM Canada as beneficiary of a joint policy covering you and your spouse. This provides you the benefit of one premium payment instead of two, in addition to a tax receipt for payments made. Proceeds will be paid to OM Canada only after both parties have passed on.
Make OM Canada the owner and beneficiary of a new or existing policy and the tax benefits can increase immediately and significantly. This option entitles you to a tax receipt annually for any premiums you subsequently pay.
For additional information or to speak with someone directly, please call 1-877-487-7777 and ask for a member of the Financial Development team.
The most well-known estate-planning tool is the Last Will and Testament.
Whether standing alone or as part of a complex estate plan, a Will is a convenient and often simple and straightforward way to distribute assets to those you love. It is also a powerful way to reach the lost with the Gospel. You can structure your will to make OM Canada the beneficiary of your estate in a number of ways:
To name OM Canada in your will, all you typically need is the following information:
In addition, the following language can generally be used to make a bequest to Operation Mobilization - Canada:
“I give, devise, and bequeath to Operation Mobilization – Canada (Send The Light), Registered Charity Number 107801755 RR0001, with the permanent address of 84 West Street, Port Colborne, Ontario L3K 4C8, the sum of $_______ [or describe the real or personal property or percentage of your estate] to be used for its general purposes.”
For additional information or to speak with someone directly, please call 1-877-487-7777 and ask for a member of the Financial Development team
OM Canada offers you many choices that combine solid financial planning with compassionate giving. We work closely with Link Charity to assure confidentiality and professionalism with your planning.
Consider the following options as you begin to plan wisely and generously for the future.
Remember OM Canada in your will, along with loved ones and others who have given your life meaning. This is one of the simplest and most flexible ways to create a lasting legacy.
Bequests may come in the form of a percentage of your estate, specific cash amount, property, securities or other assets. A charitable bequest has no effect on you financially in your lifetime.
A bequest is a lasting gift from the heart with practical benefits to your surviving heirs. Your estate receives a tax receipt for the full amount of the donation, which may offset capital gains or other taxes due. You may designate the gift to specific programs, or allow OM Canada to put it to work where most needed at the time.
Make becoming an OM Canada Legacy Partner an essential part of your estate planning strategy.
Transferring Securities directly to OM Canada allows you to make a larger gift while eliminating capital gains tax.
One of the most financially sound ways to support OM Canada is with the gift of securities. Thanks to changes in Canadian tax laws in May of 2006, when you donate stocks, mutual funds and other securities to a registered charity, you pay no capital gains tax and receive a tax receipt for the full amount of the gift. It means a great tax break for you and a world of change for communities in need.
Usually when you sell a security, you’re required to pay tax on 50 percent of the capital gain. But when you transfer that same security directly to a charity like OM Canada, there’s no tax on the capital gain realized. This is a tremendous incentive to give securities as a gift now to ease your own tax burden, or as a deferred gift in your will to offset the tax against your estate.
Donate your life insurance to OM Canada and you receive tax benefits now while making a larger gift than you may have ever thought possible.
If you’re a retiree or on a fixed income, OM Canada's Charitable Gift Annuity is ideal. This plan can offer you great tax benefits and guaranteed income for life at a rate of return that may be better than many other investment options.
Reap the benefits of your own legacy by establishing a Charitable Gift Annuity for as little as $10,000. Approximately 25 percent of that amount will be provided to OM Vision as an irrevocable gift of cash or securities, which will go to work immediately to help bring hope to the less fortunate of this world. The rest will go into an annuity for you.
How you Benefit:
Name OM Canada as beneficiary of Retirement Funds such as RRSPs or RRIFs and your estate will receive a tax receipt to ease the tax burden on your heirs.
Retirement funds you no longer need can have a tremendous impact when donated to OM Canada for projects that provide safe water, emergency relief, agricultural assistance, education, and more to communities in some of the world’s most desperate places. When you name OM Canada as beneficiary, your estate will receive a receipt to offset taxes due from the distribution of the RRSP or RRIF, which are among the most heavily taxed assets you own.
Donations of personal property such as commercial, residential or vacation real estate can significantly build your legacy while garnering great tax benefits for you or for your estate. You’ll receive a tax receipt for the full fair market value of the property at the time of donation, and we’ll use the net proceeds for programs you designate. Contact us to discuss the possibility of deeding your property to OM Canada.
You can create an endowment fund by donating substantial gifts of cash or assets. Name it for yourself or a loved one. Endowment funds may be pooled, and individual endowments may require a minimum contribution. When you create an endowment, your donation is invested permanently and the income is used to support OM Canada programs. You may direct your endowment fund toward community programs that are important to you. Or, you may allow us to use the funds where most needed. Either way, you’ll change the world for children, families and communities in need for generations to come..
Planned giving is the designation of charitable gifts through a financial or estate plan. These are generally gifts of assets or a bequest in your will, not current income. It is through planned giving that we can fill our philanthropic needs and continue our legacy. Depending on the type of asset donated, planned giving can offer significant tax advantages to you now or to your heirs after you’ve gone. It’s also a way to make a much more substantial gift than might ever be possible otherwise.
If the securities are held in a brokerage account, you can have your broker transfer your shares electronically to OM Canada. To make this kind of transfer, please contact your broker and complete the ‘Notification of a Gift of Securities’ form, which we can provide to you. If you have share certificates, please contact OM Canada for instructions.
You should contact your lawyer and have them include a clause in your will naming OM Canada as a beneficiary.
During your lifetime you can make an outright gift of cash, securities or other property. You can also make a gift through your will or with a distribution from a retirement plan or life insurance policy. Your gift can be designated to OM Canada in accordance with your wishes.
OM is what is often called a “faith mission”. This is usually taken to mean that, as an interdenominational mission agency, we have no guaranteed denominational support base. Each OM worker and ministry must raise the finances necessary for them to participate in the mission. Beyond that though, we take faith living seriously in the sense of exercising faith in persistent praying and careful planning toward seeing our needs being met. We are dependent on the Lord as He provides through His people.
The spending of funds received by OM Canada is confined to agency approved programs and purchases. Each gift designated toward an approved program will be used for that program with the understanding that, when any given need has been met, designated gifts will be used where needed most. Gifts are acknowledged and, where appropriate, an official receipt for tax purposes is issued.
The basic unit of responsibility and ministry within OM is the field. For instance, OM Canada is a field, as is the Logos II ship. Each field may include numerous teams or ministries. A field is not necessarily delineated by political borders. For example OM has several fields in England. There are over 100 fields in OM. If your gift is for a project or a ministry in a particular OM field, then the gift received in our Canadian office is credited to the field represented by the gift and sent, within a month, to a central account in Belgium (called International Clearing House) for redistribution, according to designation. This method reduces massive foreign exchange charges while honoring the intention of the donor fully. Each field operates by its own budget and is responsible to care for its workers and projects on the basis of such gifts received.
Undesignated gifts provide maximum flexibility to meet the most pressing needs. These contributions are credited to OM Canada but may be used to meet the urgent needs of other fields, at OM Canada’s discretion.
OM Canada has been committed to financial accountability since its registration as a charity in Canada in 1966. We are firmly committed to demonstrating good stewardship of funds entrusted to us by our friends. We are appreciative of the sacrifice involved for many in giving and so we promise to use your gifts judiciously and effectively in Christ’s name. To further insure our financial accountability to our donors, we became members of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC) in 1988. We fully adhere to the standards of CCCC and support its objectives. Additionally, we commit ourselves not to rent, sell or make available your name to any other organization; all information relating to donor contributions is kept confidential.
Standards of Organizational Integrity and Accountability
The organization shall have an active governing board of not fewer than five members which convenes meetings at least semi-annually, at which the agenda is not restricted to a specific issue or issues.
The organization shall prepare financial statements within a reasonable period after the end of each year which shall include a statement of the revenues and expenditures of the organization for such year, a statement of changes in financial position where required by generally accepted accounting principles and a balance sheet prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
The organization shall provide to anyone, upon written request, a copy of its most recent financial statements, as defined in Standard 2, together with the report thereon of the organization’s author.
An audit committee of not fewer than three members shall be appointed by the governing board from among its members and no member of such committee shall be connected by blood relationship, marriage or adoption to any other member of such committee.
The organization shall carry on its activities with the highest standards of integrity, within the limits of and in accordance with its constituting documents.
Each member of the organization’s governing board and any person designated as an officer of the organization in its constituting documents shall be required to affirm his or her commitment to the Christian faith as expressed in a clearly defined statement included in the organization’s constituting bylaws as a condition of appointment to such board or office and thereafter by regular reaffirmation as determined by the organization.
The organization shall guide and assist individuals in the stewardship of property which the Lord has entrusted to them.
OM Canada has a responsible board of eight members. A majority of its members attend each of the four board meetings held annually. Contributions in the tax deductible category are administered under the control of this Board for the ministry of OM. We consider it a duty to honor the intention of the donor, recognizing that donors are entrusting to OM the outworking of their vision to further the cause of world evangelization.
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