Frequently Asked Questions
All program applications are submitted through our Western Financial Group locations. Please reach out to your local Western or affiliate branch to find out more about the Communities Foundation and how to apply.
To find your closest location, please visit our Find a Broker page?
Donations of $20 or more are eligible to receive a tax receipt. Tax receipt will be emailed to donations at the beginning of each year.
Our application/registration forms use Secure Server Software (SSL) technology, the industry standard for secure commercial transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card numbers, name and address, so that it cannot be read as the information travels over the Internet. While on a secure page, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer is in the lock position. We use SSL technology from the VeriSign Corporation.
When processing your online donation, please ensure you enter all the correct information. Donors eligible for tax receipts will receive one via email at the beginning of the following year (donations made in 2023, will receive their tax receipt Jan/Feb 2024, via email).
As a registered charity, the Communities Foundation relies on donations and support from our team members and communities who hold hundreds of fundraisers across Canada each year. We also partner with many generous companies who secure Corporate Sponsorships through the Communities Foundation.
Anyone can make a donation to the Communities Foundation by clicking here.