(NC)—Can you remember what you were doing on Boxing Day in 2004? Maybe you were at the mall cashing in on holiday sales? Or perhaps you were eating leftover turkey in front of a football game on TV? Meanwhile, at a resort in Thailand, others were enjoying a leisurely day at the beach just minutes before a tsunami hit.
(NC)—If you are like millions of Canadians who give to registered charities each year, here are some useful steps to follow when claiming your charitable donations on your income tax and benefit return:
Confirm that the organization you give to is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
(NC)—The holiday season is a busy time, so it’s easy to get side-tracked and let our good environmental habits slide. There are a number of simple ways to stay green during the holidays, including purchasing home-grown produce and meats.
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) offers reasons on why you should go local this holiday season:
- Environmental benefits: Transporting food uses a lot of energy—when we reduce the distance food travels, we help the environment.
- Food quality: Food grown locally is fresher and often tastier.
- Community development: Buying locally keeps money circulated within the community allowing growth in the local economy.
(NC)—Canada’s leading child safety advocacy organization is teaming up with the country’s leading smoke alarm manufacturer to support parents to help them take greater responsibility for their kids’ fire and burn safety.
Safe Kids Canada, through its partnership with more than 2,000 community organizations across the country, has announced plans to create a new national fire safety outreach program. On average, 19 children aged 14 and under are killed by fire or smoke each year in Canada. Nearly 600 are hospitalized.
(NC)—Raising the promise of “giving back to the community” to a whole new level, Canadian dairy, Lactantia, is asking for your help. With their nationwide Share Your Promise contest currently underway, Canadians are being asked to describe a project they “would promise to support” if their community was awarded a $25,000 grant.