Recovery from substance use disorders is a long and difficult journey full of twists, turns, and pitfalls, it requires hard work, perseverance, and patience. Everyone’s transition from addiction to good health and happiness is different and unique based on the history, cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds and experiences of each individual.
LifeRing Canada recognizes the uniqueness of the individual and their need to find the tools in their recovery that resonate with them and their unique experiences. There is no “one size fits all” solution in recovery, individuals need to have the freedom and opportunity to find the tools that work for them. Finding and sharing those tools are what LifeRing is all about. We help people discover and build their own recovery program based on choice and not through any particular recipe for recovery.
Our meetings are conducted in a supportive and safe and secular environment by trained facilitators. We support scientifically based recovery methods that rely on human effort and we do not use prayer or discuss theology pro or con. We stress that each person must take responsibility for their own recovery and we encourage the group to provide support for one another in their chosen recovery program.
With your generous support, we provide far better services than would be possible without it. LifeRing Canada is a registered charity, and all donations made are eligible for tax credits.
Here are some of the ways you can become a partner in making a difference in people’s lives.
Mail a cheque to LifeRing Canada 23642 112A Ave. Maple Ridge BC V2W 0C8 (mailing address only)
Donate online using CanadaHelps.org
Donate through Paypal
Donate a Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for LifeRing Canada. Free towing is provided in most areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to LifeRing Canada it will either be recycled or re-sold (depending on its condition, age, and location). Donate a Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for LifeRing Canada to benefit. You will receive a tax receipt after your donation has been processed!
We are grateful for the support of individuals, organizations, and businesses who have donated to the Society
Unrestricted cash donations will be used at the discretion of LifeRing Canada for its highest priority. This is the most common (and flexible) type of financial support LifeRing receives. Cash and donations by cheque or credit card are accepted.
Tributes and Memorial Gifts
At times of loss or celebration of a loved one’s life, or to recognize an important sobriety milestone, you or your family may request that tribute or memorial donations be made to support the work of LifeRing Canada. Upon receipt of such gifts, we will send a charitable donation receipt to the donor and an acknowledgment, recognizing the donor, to the bereaved family or honouree.
More and more companies are encouraging their employees to support family-oriented charities by offering to match employees’ gifts to an eligible institution, and in some instances to provide double the amount of the original gift. Check with your company’s human resources department to find out about its donation-matching guidelines.
Gifts of Securities
The Canada Revenue Agency has eliminated taxes Canadians used to have to pay when they donated appreciated securities (including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds) directly to a registered charity. If you own publicly traded securities that have increased in value and you decide to transfer them, none of the capital gains is taxable, and you will receive a tax receipt for the value of the shares at the close of business on the day they are received into LifeRing Canada’s brokerage account. Securities are appreciated, whether they are given today or through a planned gift such as a bequest.
If your heart is touched by one particular aspect of our work, you may wish to specify that your contribution is directed accordingly. We will be pleased to direct your gift in accordance with the terms of our Stewardship Policy.
Funds are frequently donated to create an endowment (income that is intended to be used to support any priority that LifeRing Canada or the donor establishes). To establish an endowment, a gift of $10,000 or more is suggested.
Remembering LifeRing Canada in your will is one of the simplest ways to ensure your continued support of our work with families. A bequest may be used to assist in whatever areas need financial support, be directed to a service or program of your choice or be left as an endowment. You should discuss any provision in your will with your lawyer, and when the will is finalized, LifeRing Canada should be notified.
Other planned gifts include the purchase of an annuity for which LifeRing Canada is designated as the owner or notice of the establishment of a major irrevocable “charitable remainder” trust. The Manager of Communication and Fund Development at LifeRing would be pleased to explain the procedures by which any of these planned gifts can be arranged.
Gifts in Kind
A gift-in-kind is the gift of tangible property that is of value to LifeRing Canada. For gifts of a value less than a certain amount, LifeRing Canada may issue an immediate charitable tax receipt for the fair market value of the donation. For gifts of greater value, special government appraisal guidelines must be followed. Gifts-in-kind to LifeRing Canada could include gifts of marketable securities, land, buildings, valuable artworks, or vehicles.
If you would like to make a donation of any kind or just discuss the options, email LifeRing Canada at email@example.com
You can mail cheques to:
LifeRing Canada c/o 23642 112A Ave. Maple Ridge BC V2W 0C8 (this is a mailing address only)
PLEASE NOTE: We hope this webpage provides helpful information for you to discuss with your legal and financial professionals. Nothing contained herein should be considered advice. For more information on charitable giving as it relates to taxation in Canada, please visit the Canada Revenue Agency website.