We rely almost exclusively on the generosity of our donors – your dollars can make a profound difference at every stage of life for Canadians affected with a neuromuscular disorder. For over 60 years, your donations have been funding cutting-edge research, searching for new therapies and providing funding for essential equipment to help Canadians living with neuromuscular disorders live full and more enriched lives. We collaborate with other organizations to bring about positive social change. Ultimately, everything we do is for the benefit of people who need us.
Our vision is to find a cure for neuromuscular disorders in our lifetime. Our mission is to enhance the lives of those affected by neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources while relentlessly searching for a cure though well-funded research.
It’s a quick and easy process to donate. You can make a secure online donation anytime. You can also call 1-866-687-2538 during business hours to talk with someone live and make a donation over the phone, or you can mail a cheque to:
Muscular Dystrophy Canada
2345 Yonge Street, Ste 900
Toronto, ON M4P 2E5
There are several ways to give and types of donations you can make:
Make a general gift to Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Donations of $20 or greater will automatically receive an electronic tax receipt.
Make a donation to honour someone who is celebrating a special occasion (such as a wedding anniversary, birthday, or bar\bat mitzvah). You will receive a tax receipt for your gift, and we will send a card with your special message to the person(s) being honoured.
Make a donation in memory of someone who has passed away.
As a monthly supporter, your contribution to support people with neuromuscular disorders is convenient, automatic and effective.
You can leave a gift in your will or as part of your life insurance policy or financial plan to help us invest in research and support for individuals living with neuromuscular disorders. A well planned gift can also provide very attractive tax benefits. Your financial advisor can help you choose a vehicle that is right for you and your personal financial goals. Read more.
Every worthwhile cause or organization needs strong leadership in order to survive. By making a Major Gift to Muscular Dystrophy Canada, you can be a leader who enhances the quality of life of people with neuromuscular disorders. Major gifts to Muscular Dystrophy Canada can include tangible assets like cash, real estate or securities. Read more.
Your donations go towards important research, and to providing essential services, such as support, education and information to people affected with neuromuscular disorders and their families.
Our longstanding equipment program has helped thousands of people affected with neuromuscular disorders obtain essential assistive equipment, home modification and respiratory devices.
Our funding of cutting-edge research has, along with our partners, provided more than $84 million to Canadian and international researchers over the span of our history.
The cost of fundraising varies between non-profit organizations. We do not receive support from government or United Way funding, and therefore rely heavily on special events and grassroots fundraising. Our cost to raise a dollar continues to meet Revenue Canada guidelines.
On average Muscular Dystrophy Canada spends 43% of total revenue on fundraising and administration costs. This means that 57 cents from every dollar raised goes directly to support people affect by neuromuscular disorders and their families through our services and programs.
Your donations are a lifeline to a community of over 50,000 Canadians affected with neuromuscular disorders. Your dollars change lives, bring a voice to those affected and make a profound difference to the families and loved ones of people affected by neuromuscular disorders. To see in-depth information on the impact of these funds at work, please view our Annual Reports, Mission Matters and Research in the Works.
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Our charitable registration number is: 10775 5837 RR 0001
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Contact Kevin Harrison, National & ON Director of Individual & Corporate Giving at 1-866-999-8909 or call us at 1-866-687-2538/e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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From raising money by participating in local walks, hosting a fundraising event or even donating your old car, there are many other ways to give, and be involved in making a difference. As a volunteer, donor or partner, your support can help to enhance the lives of those affected by neuromuscular disorders.
Please check out some more information on other ways in which you can participate and give: