Thank you for partnering with the Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada!
When you give to the Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada, you join a fellowship committed to shaping a strong and responsive missional church. Your gifts make a difference in the world and in the lives of people, as we partner to make & deepen disciples, start & strengthen churches, develop leaders, love justice and do mercy.
As a family of churches we are working alongside Jesus for the sake of his kingdom, and together we support many affiliated ministries. The giving avenues available here provide for your joyful participation in Christ’s worldwide mission through the Covenant.
Online donations are accepted through this link to Canada Helps. You will receive a tax receipt from Canada Helps. Please select where you would like the money designated if other than the general fund on the online form.
Donations by Cheque
Cheques made out to ECCC can be sent to: ECCC, PO Box 2247, Strathmore, AB T1P 1K2. You will receive a charitable tax receipt from our office. Please indicate on the memo line where you would like the funds designated if other than the general fund.
Give through E-Transfer
Donation can also be made through e-transfer. Please send gifts to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate in the memo section where you would like the funds designated if other than the general fund.
Planned legacy giving is an excellent way to leave a lasting legacy gift. Information is provided here regarding bequests/estate gifts. If you would like to speak with someone regarding legacy giving, please call our office at 403-324-9552.
Normally, the limit of an annual tax receipt a donor can claim is 75% of net income. Unused receipts can be carried forward for five years.
The rules are different for a taxpayer's final tax return, filed after death. Bequests to charities can be used to cover 100% of income for the final year of life. If the donor had unused charitable donation room in the previous year, any unused charitable tax receipts can be carried back one year and a refund claimed on taxes already paid.
There are many things to consider before a donor decides whether a donation should be made during their lifetime or through a bequest. Whatever route is chosen, careful planning is important, taking into account all aspects of personal financial plans.
Ways to partner with the ECCC through Legacy Giving
Prepare a will. Without a Will you lose control over your property at death. Name clearly the Evangelical Covenant Church Canada (ECCC) as a benefactor of a gift in your will.
Leave a specific dollar amount or percentage of your estate in your Will.
Consider using specific assets for your gift, such as: Stocks, Bonds, Term Deposits, Real Estate, or Insurance.
Name the ECCC as a beneficiary of your RRSP, RRIF or pension.
Name the ECCC as a beneficiary of an existing or paid up life insurance policy.
Purchase a new life insurance policy with the ECCC as a beneficiary.
Remember loved ones with a memorial gift.
Encourage family and friends to leave gifts to the ECCC in their Wills.
***Always ask your financial advisor, attorney, or other professionals to assist you in your legacy giving.***
Christian Stewardship Services is a charity that assists Christians in planning, giving and managing their God given resources to accomplish His work. The Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada is a partner of CSS.
For more than 40 years, CSS has helped people with their stewardship planning, their generous giving and the management of the financial blessings God has entrusted to them.
Their services are free to those that support their partner charities.
For more information, visit www.csservices.ca
Donation policy: Spending of funds is confined to programs and projects approved by the Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada. Each contribution directed toward an approved program or project will be used as restricted with the understanding that when the need for such a program or project has been met, or cannot be completed for any reason as determined by the Leadership Board of the Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada, the remaining restricted contributions will be used where most needed and seek to honour the intent of the gift.
CRA charitable registration number 118781699RR0001