Government of Canada has Extended the Deadline for Matching Syria Donations

Authored by Nevena Belovska, Associate Director of Legal Affairs

The Government of Canada has extended the deadline to match eligible donations from Canadians to the Syria Emergency Relief Fund. The previous deadline of December 31, 2015 has now been extended to February 29, 2016. Furthermore, the deadline for declaring the gift to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development was previously January 15, 2016, but is now March 18, 2016.

This provides charities that have been raising money towards the Syria Emergency Relief Fund with some extra time.

For more information on the Federal Government’s initiative to match eligible charitable donations towards relief of the Syrian crisis, please see this Noteworthy blog post.

For more information on how your ministry can be involved, please see this Noteworthy blog post.

Noteworthy is provided for general information purposes and does not constitute legal or professional advice. Every organization’s circumstances are unique. Before acting on the basis of information contained in this blog, readers should consult with a qualified lawyer for advice specific to their situation.