Invite your Member of Parliament to help Canadians give more throughout their lifetime to shape their communities! Tell them it’s time to Stretch.

Invite your Member of Parliament to help Canadians give more throughout their lifetime to shape their communities! Tell them it’s time to Stretch!

Every day, charities make life better and the demand for their services is growing rapidly. Canadians overwhelmingly believe charities are important and are looking more and more to charities to make communities great places to live, work, learn, and play. To meet Canadians’ growing expectations, charities need to be properly financed.

Donations, however, which play an important part in the equation, have stagnated. More than half of donors say they would increase their giving if there were better tax incentives. So let’s reverse the donation trend by providing Canadians an extra incentive to stretch their giving.

Together we can strengthen communities and encourage a culture of lifelong giving. It’s time for the Stretch Tax Credit!

The timing has never been better! Decision-makers are listening and a likely budget surplus means a significant opportunity for the federal government to invest in our communities. The more that MPs hear from charities about how the Stretch will make a direct impact in their constituencies, the greater our chances of success.

Act now! Tell your Member of Parliament to support your community by endorsing the Stretch in the 2015 Federal Budget. A little “stretch” can go a long way to help charities meet the changing needs and growing demands of the individuals, families, and communities they serve.

What is the Stretch?

The Stretch is a uniquely Canadian giving incentive developed by the charitable sector to help Canadians increase their giving over time. It’s about encouraging people to think more strategically about their giving, to build giving into their financial planning, and to make giving a lifelong habit. The result is more Canadians investing in the causes that are important to them.

How does the Stretch Work?

It’s simple. The Stretch significantly increases the federal charitable tax credit for donations that exceed an individual’s previous highest level of giving.

Take Action in 4 Steps

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via: Imagine Canada