One Year Into COVID-19 It’s not every day that you start a new job and then immediately have to close down the office indefinitely and send everyone home amidst a once-in-a-century pandemic. But that was my whirlwind experience when I joined YWCA Edmonton as our new CEO one year ago today. I hadn’t even met most of our staff yet before making that difficult decision after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mandated an historic stay-at-home order
Will my donation actually make a difference?
Your support makes a difference every day. All donations large and small are gratefully accepted and contribute to our annual fundraising goal, allowing us to lead, support, and advocate for women, girls, and families when and where they need us.
Can I direct my gift?
Gifts directed to “Area of Greatest Need” allow YWCA Edmonton the flexibility to apply your funding where it will make the most impact. Designated gifts will be allocated as directed by the donor.
Is YWCA Edmonton a registered charity?
YWCA Edmonton is a registered charity with Canada Revenue Agency – our charitable registration number is: 10822 7935 RR0001
What is YWCA Edmonton’s legal name?
YWCA Edmonton is our full, legal name.
Can I get a tax receipt for my donation?
Yes, all donations of $10 or more are eligible to receive a tax receipt. When you make an online donation, you’ll automatically receive a tax receipt to the email address you provide. Any offline donations will receive the tax receipt in the mail to the address provided.
How can I get a replacement receipt for my gift to YWCA Edmonton?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780-423-YWCA (9922) to request a copy of your receipt. Please note that receipts for monthly donations are prepared in January of each year.
How can I make changes to my Monthly Gift?
Please contact us at email@example.com or give us a call at780-423-YWCA (9922) if you would like to make any changes to your monthly gift, including updates to the amount and method of payment.
What payment options are available for a Monthly Gift?
We can accept Visa, Mastercard, or Visa Debit at this time. We would be happy to discuss alternate payment options with you; please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at780-423-YWCA (9922).
How much of my gift goes to administration?
YWCA Edmonton spends approximately 8% of its annual budget on management, administration, and fundraising.
How secure are donations made online to YWCA Edmonton?
The YWCA uses encryption technology. Check the address bar on pages that require sensitive information like credit card info, and you will see “https”. The “s” stands for secure and indicates that sensitive information will be encrypted and transmitted securely.
Does YWCA Edmonton publish donor names?
We publish our donor names in our Annual Report, and on the Our Supporters page of the YWCA Edmonton website. We are grateful for every donation; however, with limited space, we only acknowledge those who contributed $200 or more annually.
Will my information be shared with anyone?
I’d like to fundraise and/or hold an event to raise money for YWCA Edmonton. How do I do that?
We’re so grateful for all fundraising support in our community. For further information, contact Ashton Raeyr, Manager, Fund Develpment at email@example.com or 780-970-6505.
Does YWCA Edmonton accept in-kind gifts such as clothing, toys, and household goods?
While appreciated, we are unable to accept other gifts-in-kind such as clothing or children’s toys. If you are interested in making gifts of this type, we would be pleased to refer you to a number of local shelters and care facilities who can put these gifts to best use.
Am I able to view the YWCA Edmonton Registered Charity Information Return?
Our T3010 information can be found on the CRA website.