Frequently asked Questions

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GENERAL

How is CancerCare Manitoba different from other cancer charities?

CancerCare Manitoba Foundation is a provincial organization whose sole purpose is to raise funds that support cancer research and enhancements to patient care at CancerCare Manitoba, including its many community sites. We are one of the largest funders of cancer research in this province and the only charity exclusively raising funds for CancerCare Manitoba. While other cancer foundations may target specific cancers, we support Manitobans with any type of cancer or blood disorder. We enable donors to make contributions to leading-edge research that has a direct impact on improvements to cancer care for patients across the province as well as some Northern communities. All monies raised stay in Manitoba.

How can I update my contact information and communication preferences?

Please call 204-787-4143 or email us at Donate@cancercare.mb.ca and we will be happy to help you.

Who are Champions of Discovery?

Champions of Discovery are monthly donors whose generous gifts are invested in important local cancer research, right here in Manitoba.

Why should I give monthly?

Monthly giving has a “multiplier effect”. Not only do your gifts support important local research, but they also help support our robust research institute attached to CancerCare Manitoba. The institute helps CancerCare Manitoba to develop and evaluate new processes for diagnosing, treating and preventing cancer in Manitoba, ultimately improving patient outcomes compared to cancer care facilities without research facilities. Research institutes also help Manitoba attract and retain a talented group of doctors and researchers from across Canada and the world.

Who can I contact to change my monthly donation?

If you donate monthly via credit card, please call our friendly data team (204-784-2779) who will be happy to update your gift amount. If you give via electronic funds transfer (direct debit), please contact our front desk (204-787-4170) and we will send you a form in the mail along with a postage-paid envelope to capture your signature along with your updated gift amount.

Does CancerCare Manitoba Foundation do door-to-door fundraising?

No, CancerCare Manitoba Foundation does not do door-to-door fundraising. If someone has come to your door claiming to be a fundraiser for CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, please contact us at 204-787-4143.

Do you share data?

No, we do not share data. You can feel confident knowing that CancerCare Manitoba Foundation does not share any data and all information is kept secure and confidential.

Do you access personal health information from CancerCare Manitoba?

No. CancerCare Manitoba is a separate organization. The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) outlines your rights and how your personal health information can be used.

DONATIONS AND FUNDRAISING

Where does my money go?

Please click the following link for a detailed breakdown of the impact of donor support at CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

I would like to fundraise money from my birthday, how can I do that?

Thank you for thinking of others as you celebrate. To learn more about fundraising for your birthday, anniversary or other special occasion please click below.

Can I direct my donation to a specific area?

Unrestricted donations allow us to support CancerCare Manitoba’s areas of greatest need which change often. However, if you do decide to designate your gift to a specific area, let us know so we can help with the wording and ensure that your gift is directed as you intended.

What payment types do you accept for donations?

We accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express. We also accept donations via cheque, cash and securities. Monthly donors are also able to give via direct debit (electronic funds transfer).

Donations can be made online by clicking here, or if you prefer you can send your donation by mail, or bring it in in person.

By mail:
CancerCancer Manitoba Foundation
1160-675 McDermot Ave
Winnipeg, MB
R3E 0V9
Phone: 204-787-4143
Toll Free: 1-877-407-2223
Email: CCMBDonate@cancercare.mb.ca

In Person/Courier:
CancerCancer Manitoba Foundation
1160-675 McDermot Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9

Do you accept cryptocurrencies?

Yes, to give a gift using cryptocurrency, please visit CanadaHelps who will help facilitate the transfer by clicking here.

How can I reduce the fees paid to credit cards?

Currently you can opt to become a monthly donor via direct debit to maximize the amount of your gift going directly to support important local research. At an undetermined future date, the Foundation’s software provider has plans to allow donors to cover the cost of credit card processing in addition to their gift.

Who can I contact to change my monthly donation?

If you donate monthly via credit card, please call us at 204-787-4177 who will be happy to update your gift amount. If you give via electronic funds transfer (direct debit), please contact our front desk (204-787-4170) and we will send you a form in the mail along with a postage-paid envelope to capture your signature along with your updated gift amount.

TAX RECEIPTS

When will I receive my tax receipt?

If you made your donation online, your tax receipt will be emailed shortly after your donation. For donations mailed or phoned in, we strive to have your tax receipt delivered to you within two weeks.

Monthly donors are issued one consolidated tax receipt in February for their contributions made in the previous calendar year.

I am missing my tax receipt; how can I get a replacement?

To get a replacement tax receipt as quickly as possible please:

Call us at 204-784-2779

OR

Email us at CCMBtaxreceipts@cancercare.mb.ca

Include the following details in your email:
First & Last name
Address
Donation Date
Donation Amount

Is my donation eligible for a tax receipt?

All donations over $15 are tax receipted as long as they meet CRA tax receipting requirements.

CRA Tax Receipt Information

I don’t have a printer; will my tax receipt be mailed?

If you have received your tax receipt via email and wish to have a printed copy sent out please:

Call us at 204-784-2779

OR

Email us at CCMBtaxreceipts@cancercare.mb.ca

Include the following details in your email:

First & Last name
Address
Donation Date
Donation Amount

TRIBUTE AND ESTATE GIFTS

Will the Foundation send out cards in honour or in memory of an individual or family?

Yes, upon request. A card is sent via mail or email to the individual that is being honoured or to their designated family member, to inform them of your thoughtful gift.

Will the amount of my donation be disclosed when sending a card?

No, out of respect for your privacy we keep this information confidential.

I want to have a card sent, but I don’t have an address, what should I do?

We may have the address on file, and if so we will use it to send the card. If we do not have an address on file, we send the card to the funeral home and ask them to forward it to the family.

We would like to name CCMF as the charity of choice in an obituary, what details should we include?

Thank you for considering CancerCare Manitoba Foundation as a charity of choice in memory of a special person in your life.

If you wish to name CancerCare Manitoba Foundation as a charity of choice in an obituary, the following example may be useful:
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to
CancerCare Manitoba Foundation,
675 McDermot Ave, Rm 1160,
Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9, 204-787-4143

If people would like to make to make an online donation, please use this link to the Memorial Donation form: support.cancercarefdn.mb.ca/memorial donation.

Obituaries published in the Winnipeg Free Press will automatically be linked to a Foundation memorial donation form if CancerCare Manitoba or CancerCare Manitoba Foundation are named.

If you would like to have a memorial event donation page created or to learn more, please contact Donna Laurin at dlaurin@cancercare.mb.ca or 204-784-2777.

How do I leave CCMF in my Will?

A gift in your Will is an investment in a world free of cancer. Your decision to leave a bequest to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation is a powerful opportunity to help change the course of cancer in Manitoba.

How do I make a gift of securities to the Foundation?

Take advantage of the tax benefit and donate your stocks, bonds, and mutual funds directly to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation to help Manitobans with cancer lead a long and full life.