Answering your frequently asked questions.

All donations will be used for the work of OMF Canada in bringing hope to East Asia’s peoples. Following the guidelines of the Canada Revenue Agency, OMF Canada will exercise complete control over the use of all donated funds. Please make cheques out to “OMF International – Canada” only; cheques made out to any other payee will be returned to you. If you wish to indicate a particular OMF International project or missionary, please include a note or letter requesting this giving preference. Please do not send cash donations in the mail. OMF Canada is a charity registered with the Canada Revenue Agency. For specific questions about receipts, please e-mail the Finance Department or call 1.888.657.8010.

What is OMF Canada’s most urgent financial need?
Our greatest financial need is for funds to pay for the living and ministry costs of our people. Due to several years of revenue shortfalls and our policy not to go into debt, the Board decided in 2016 to begin restraining payments to active and retired employees, which are paid only as God provides the funds. We are praying for an increase in donations for said active and retired employees, and for bequests and General Fund donations to make up any shortfall. For more information about our most under-supported workers, or about the support level of a particular worker, please contact our finance department at ca.oasis@omfmail.com.

How do I give by cheque?
Please make your cheque payable to “OMF International – Canada” and mail to:

OMF International – Canada
21-5155 Spectrum Way
Mississauga, ON
L4W 5A1

Enclose a note stating the missionary name or project name and project number you would like to support. For CRA compliance, please do not write missionary names on your cheque memo line.

How do I set up recurring donations from my bank?
Please complete the OMF Canada Pre-Authorized Giving Plan form and send it along with a chequing account voided cheque or a savings account deposit slip to the address above. The withdrawal will occur on the 16th of the month (or closest business day to the 16th.)

Is there a charge for pre-authorized donations?
No, there is no charge to you. In fact, it saves you time, stamps, cheques, and envelopes.

When are the pre-authorized donations made from my account?
Pre-authorized donations are withdrawn on the 16th of the month (or closest business day to the 16th).

How can I prove I made a contribution?
We will issue a tax receipt at the end of the year.

Are pre-authorized donations risky?
It is actually less risky than payment made by cheque. It cannot be lost in the mail, and it has a very high rate of accuracy.

How do I give by credit card?

Notice

We are very grateful for your partnership with us in giving online to our ministries. 

To further enhance your ability to give online, we have decided to partner with CanadaHelps, a Canadian charity dedicated to making it easier to donate online. CanadaHelps allows you to give using a wider range of payment methods, and you can set up and manage your own recurring donation schedule(s). You can find out more about CanadaHelps here.

Therefore, with effect from 1 August 2017, the Donate Now button will redirect you to the CanadaHelps website. A receipt for income tax purposes will be issued immediately.

Click here to visit our online giving site. If you have any questions about online giving (credit card or electronic cheque), please contact us at 1.888.657.8010.

Are there fees related to credit card transactions?
Yes, we are charged a 2.5-3% fee by bank and credit card institutions to process credit and debit card transactions. To avoid this charge, we offer giving by pre-authorized giving.

Do you offer recurring credit card donations?

We do, until August 1, 2017. Please call the Finance Department at 1.888.657.8010 to set it up.

Note: After August 1, 2017, we will be partnering with CanadaHelps, a Canadian charity dedicated to making it easier to donate online. Recurring credit card donations can be done through the CanadaHelps donation portal, where you will be able to set up your own donation schedule. Click here to find out more about CanadaHelps.

Do you accept credit card donations over the phone?
Yes, we accept credit card donations over the phone, however it is safer to donate by credit card online. To visit our online giving site click here.

Is it okay to send cash?
No, please send a money order or cheque. Please make your cheque or money order payable to OMF International – Canada and mail to:

OMF International – Canada
21-5155 Spectrum Way
Mississauga, ON
L4W 5A1

Enclose a note stating the missionary name or project name and project number you would like to support. For CRA compliance, please do not write missionary names on your cheque memo line.

Are gifts tax-deductible?
Yes, we are a registered charity. Donations for missionary support, projects, or the General Fund are tax-deductible. In compliance with CRA guidelines, each contribution designated towards a specific approved program or project will be used as designated, with the understanding that when the need for such a program or project has been met, or cannot be completed for any reason determined by OMF Canada, the remaining contributions will be used where needed most.

How do I give a missionary a personal gift such as a Christmas or birthday gift?
Under Canada Revenue Agency guidelines, we are unable to accept personal gifts for our workers.

How do I update my contact information?
To change an address, phone, or e-mail, please contact the Finance Department at 1.888.657.8010 or e-mail ca.oasis@omfmail.com.

How do I make changes to my recurring pre-authorized giving plan?
To update your bank/credit card information, please call the Finance Department at 1.888.657.8010, e-mail ca.oasis@omfmail.com, or send a new voided cheque to the Finance Department at the address above. Enclose a note stating that it is a new bank for an existing Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). To increase or decrease the amount of the donation or to cancel the EFT, please contact the Finance Department at 1.888.657.8010 or e-mail ca.oasis@omfmail.com.

Why did I stop receiving receipts?
Receipts are issued annually except for gifts of real estate or publicly traded stocks, or for the particular kinds of non-cash donations, or donations from estates. If you did not receive a receipt, please contact the us and we would be happy to reprint and resend a missing receipt. Please contact the Finance Department at 1.888.657.8010 or e-mail ca.oasis@omfmail.com and request an annual receipt.

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