How to Support PFC

The Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada, a registered national charitable organization, accepts gifts made in whatever way is most convenient for you.

Each year, the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada (PFC) carefully screens the proposals of each scientist wishing to undertake physiotherapeutic research. Unfortunately, as many as 85 percent of promising proposals must go unfunded each year. Seeing the immense impact that physiotherapy research has had to date — and knowing how increasingly vital physiotherapy is in Canada — we have launched a campaign that will allow us to support roughly 10 times the number of research proposals by the year 2020.

Our goal is to increase our pool of endowed research funds to $3 million, which will put us in a position to offer about $150,000 annually in research grants, awards and scholarships, nearly tripling what we currently can disburse. Your generous contribution will also become part of a $10 million endowed research fund that will generate $500,000 a year by the end of this decade.

Options for giving to PFC:

Direct donation

When you renew your CPA membership

Monthly gifts

 Tribute gifts

Legacy gifts

Transfer securities, bonds or mutual funds

 

Direct Donations

You can donate any sum of money directly to the PFC at any time.

Online

Make a secure donation at Canada Helps.org, a non-profit organization that offers you the convenience of secure online giving.

PFC receives the full amount of your donation, and you will receive a tax receipt for the full amount of your gift.

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By postal mail

Print and complete a donation form and mail it to:

Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada

955 Green Valley Crescent, Suite 270

Ottawa ON  K2C 3V4

Download the form

By telephone

You can call PFC and charge your donation to your VISA or MasterCard. Call anytime Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. through 5 p.m.:

Toll-free: 1-800-387-8679

From the greater Ottawa area: (613) 564-5454 Ext. 280

When you renew your CPA membership

When you complete your membership renewal each year, you will be presented with an option to donate a sum to PFC. This is the easiest way to donate; simply enter the amount of your donation and it will be applied to your overall membership invoice.

Monthly gifts

Breaking your donation into monthly payments is convenient for you, and helps PFC to support promising research proposals year round. To give a monthly gift, download, print and complete this donation form and mail it to:

Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada
955 Green Valley Crescent, Suite 270
Ottawa, ON K2C 3V4

Charitable Registration Number:  13259 2031 RR0001

For further information concerning giving to charities, you can visit:www.cra.gc.ca/donors.

You may change or cancel your monthly gift at any time by contacting the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada by phone or email and giving us 30 days notice. To obtain a sample cancellation form, or for more information on your right to cancel a Pre-Authorized Debit Agreement, you can contact your financial institution or visit www.cdnpay.ca. You have certain recourse rights if your donation does not comply with this agreement. For more information, contact your financial institution or visit www.cdnpay.ca.

Tribute gifts

You can make a donation to the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada that honours someone special or in memory of a dear one. If you wish, we can send a card and acknowledgment of your gift to the honoree, or their loved one.

Download donation form

Legacy gifts

By including a donation to the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada in your estate plans, you can have an impact on physiotherapy profession and the quality of life for Canadians for generations to come.

The two most common and effective ways of making a legacy gift are through making a charitable bequest in your will, and naming the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada as the owner and beneficiary or the irrevocable beneficiary of any insurance products.

Bequests

By leaving a donation or charitable bequest in your will to the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada, your bequest will generate a charitable tax receipt which will reduce your estate’s taxes in your final year, and also possibly in the year before. There are three ways you can leave a bequest:

  1. Specified bequest: a specific dollar amount.
  2. Residual bequest: a share or percentage of the residue of your estate. This is often a good choice, since you won’t have to amend your will every time your finances or personal circumstances change.
  3. Contingent bequest: naming the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada as your ultimate beneficiary, should all your other beneficiaries die before you.

The wording of your bequest is critical. Please consult a lawyer to insure your intentions are worded clearly. Direct your bequest to “Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada”, Charitable Registration Number 13259 2031 RR0001.

Download bequest fact sheet

Gifts of Insurance

By making a gift of life insurance, you can take advantage of the multiplying power of insurance to leave a gift that is may be many times more than the total of the premiums you pay. There are also great tax advantages for giving in this way.

Other benefits of giving in this way include that setting up your policy is free. Your gift is also almost impossible for other heirs to contest, as the gift passes outside of your estate to PFC after your passing, within only two to three weeks of your executor sending your insurance company your death certificate.

If you name Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada as the owner and beneficiary of a new insurance policy or an existing policy which has outlived its original purpose, you will receive charitable tax receipts for every premium you pay.

If the Foundation is named the beneficiary (but not the owner), your estate will benefit from a tax receipt for the full value of the death benefit that goes to PFC on your passing. This can greatly reduce your estate taxes, and allow you to leave more to your other beneficiaries.

Download gift of insurance fact sheet

For more information, contact:

Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada
(613) 564-5454 Ext. 280
foundation@physiotherapy.ca

Transfer securities, bonds or mutual funds

You can transfer your appreciated securities to the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada. Not only can you make a generous tax-deductible gift, you will be exempt from paying all capital gain tax. To gain this advantage, you must transfer your securities directly to the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada. Your donation will not qualify for the capital gain exemption if you sell your shares and donate their value in cash to the Foundation. If the charitable credits you will receive exceed 75% of your net income in the year of donation, you can carry forward your excess tax credits for up to five more years.

For assistance in making this kind of gift, please contact:

foundation@physiotherapy.ca
Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada
(613) 564-5454 Ext. 280