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The purpose of the Brockville M.E Association is to provide support and information to sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), Fibromyalgia, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, and their families.
For objectives of the association click OBJECTIVES.
For more information click About ME/FM.
To become a Brockville M.E. Association member, please complete the membership form.
To become a Brockville M.E. Association volunteer, please complete the volunteer form.
October NEWSletter is now available!
The next meeting will take place on Thursday October 27th, 1pm.
Location: Wall Street United Church in Brockville, Ontario.
The church is just to the east of the
Court House and just north of Church Street. Parking is available on both the north
and south sides of the church. Enter at the North Door by the ramp. The meeting
room is accessible by the stairs or the elevator.
Please Note: in the case of inclement weather, the meeting will be cancelled. ( Listen to local TV and radio reports. Should the OPP request that drivers stay off the roads due to poor weather conditions, our meeting will be cancelled.)
The Fairness in Charitable Gifts Act
From Member of Parliament Ted Falk:
Canadian charities deliver critical social support services to communities. However, with an ever declining donor base, I recognize that you need help.
This is why I have announced details of my new Private Members Bill – The Fairness in Charitable Gifts Act. And I need YOUR help to make this proposal a reality.
Currently, federal tax credits for political contributions far exceed the federal tax credits for donations to registered charities in Canada. That’s just not right.
The Fairness in Charitable Gifts Act will level the playing field between donations to political parties and donations to registered charitable organizations.
I am proposing to Parliament that we substantially raise the federal donation tax credit for donations to registered Canadian charities to:
· Donations under $400: 75% federal tax credit. A $400 donation would now only cost $100. (Even less once you add in the provincial tax credit also available).
· Donations from $400-$750: 50% federal tax credit. A $750 donation would now only cost $225. (Even less once you add in the provincial tax credit also available).
· Donations over $750: 33.3% tax credit. A $1000 donation would only cost $442. (Even less once you add in the provincial tax credit also available).
If we can accomplish this, charities all across Canada will benefit greatly as more dollars will be freed up for donations. This will make it easier for small donors to become larger donors, and for people who do not currently donate, to start.
As I mentioned, I need your help.
I have attached additional information on this bill and I am requesting that, if you are supportive, take just one minute out of your day to contact YOUR Member of Parliament and lend your support to this bill. The bill is C-239 - The Fairness in Charitable Gifts Act.
As a Member of Parliament I know how much of an impact every letter, call and email from one of my constituents makes.
How do you get the contact information for your Member of Parliament? It’s easy! Simply click on the link below, type in your postal code and the contact information will pop up. A 30 second call or very brief email of support will suffice. It is always best to include your name and the city in which you live.
Please feel free to cc the party leaders and make them aware as well! Here is their contact information:
Thank you for helping. Together we can make a huge difference in your fundraising efforts!
Member of Parliament for Provencher