Funding for operating The Queen’s Own Rifles Museum and Archives and conserving its artifacts, is provided by The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada Trust Fund, a registered Canadian charity (BN119252385RR0001). The Trust raises funds to support a wide variety of Regimental activities not funded by the Department of National Defence including the Regimental Museum and Archives at Casa Loma in Toronto.
The Trust Fund is unable to maintain past levels of operating funding or to fund special projects underway to upgrade our museum galleries and exhibits.
If you would like to financially support the Regimental Museum and Archives, you can do so either online or by cheque or money order. Donations of any size are appreciated and a charitable donation tax receipt will issued. See Charitable Tax Receipts at the bottom of this page for more information about the actual cost of your donations.
You can donate online
You can donate to the Trust Fund for the Museum online through CanadaHelps.org using VISA, MasterCard, American Express, PayPal or Interact. (Note that CanadaHelps charges 3.9% to administer the processing and credit card fees which will be deducted before electronically depositing your donation in the Trust Fund back account.)
Under “Your Donation Will Support:” select Museum Fund from the drop down choices. You can also choose a one time or monthly donation or indicate if you would like to designate your donation in memory of or in honour of someone. You can also make your donation anonymous if you would prefer.
CanadaHelps will email you a charitable tax receipt as soon as your donation process is completed.
You can donate by cheque or money order
If you prefer to donate by cheque, you can do so with a cheque or money order payable to “The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada Trust Fund” (note that it is for the Museum Fund) and sent to:
The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada Trust Fund
4981 Highway 7 East
Suite 12A, Box 250
Markham, ON L3R1N1
The Trust Fund will issue a charitable tax receipt for donations made by cheque or money order.
If you or your business would like to provide sponsorship to the Museum and Archives, please contact us at email@example.com and we will be happy to discuss sponsorship upcoming projects and opportunities with you.
Charitable Tax Credits
The charitable tax credit is non-refundable and can be used to reduce your income tax for a tax year. The amount of this credit varies from province to province and depends among other things on the amount you donate -and increases for donations over $200. If you are a first time donor after March 20, 2013, there is an additional federal tax credit of 25%.
For example, in 2013 at $100 donation for someone resident in Ontario qualifies for a $20.05 tax credit. If you are a first time donor, you would be entitled to an additional $25 credit for a total of $45.05 meaning your donation would actually only cost you $54.95.
Similarly a $1,000 donation would qualify for a $361.38 tax credit with an additional $250 for first time donors totaling $611.38 and making your net cost only $388.62.
Note that these are examples only, that rates apply to the total of all charitable donations you are claiming. You should refer to Revenue Canada for current information.