In the 1960s, only one in three people diagnosed with cancer survived. Today, 62% survive.
In 2010, 65,100 Ontarians were diagnosed with cancer.
For Ontario men, prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer. (An estimated 10,200 men in 2010)
Breast Cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer for women in Ontario. (Approximately 8,900 diagnosed in 2010)
Colorectal cancer is the second most diagnosed cancers for Ontarian women.
The third most diagnosed cancer for Ontaria women is lung cancer.
The leading cause of cancer death is lung cancer.
Frequently Asked Questions: Donations
Q. Does Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre issue tax receipts?
A. Yes, if you make a monetary donation of $20.00 or more, or if you request a tax receipt for a lower donation amount. Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre is a registered charity and our federal charitable registration number is #89280 8478 RR0001. All of our tax receipts are issued by mail. Please note that tax receipts are not applicable for donations in which you receive a benefit i.e. event ticket sales, raffles and auctions.
Q. Does Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre issue tax receipts for in-kind donations?
A. Hearth Place is always happy to receive in-kind donations which are of use to the centre or in fundraising events. We are only able to issue a tax receipt if you have a receipt of the cost of the item or have the item appraised and we receive a copy of the appraiser's documents.
Q. When can I expect my receipt?
A. We always try to have your tax receipt mailed within 30 days of receiving your donation. If you donate to a fundraising event, tax receipts will be issued after the completion of event. If you are making monthly donations through cheque or credit card, your annual receipt will be sent in January for the previous tax year. If you make a donation through CanadaHelps.com you will receive your tax receipt immediately in an automatic email.
Q. I donated several months ago. Why haven't I received a receipt?
A. Please call Heather at phone number 905-579-4833 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with as much information about your donation as possible. When you write to us please include the name and address as it appeared on the donation, the donation amount and any specific information about the donation i.e. if it was for a program, solicitation, event, In Memory etc. Please be sure to also include a phone number or e-mail address where we can contact you if we have any further questions.
Q. I can't find my receipt. Can I have another one?
A. We can send you a duplicate copy of your receipt. Be sure to give us your full name as it appeared on your donation, your address, the date you made the donation and the amount. Please include a phone number or email address so we can get in touch if we have any further questions.
Q. Can you send my receipt to someone else?
A. The Income Tax Act obligates us to send receipts only to the person making the donation. This means that unless we receive signed documentation that a person gave you the money to forward to Hearth Place, we can only send a receipt to: the person or people whose names are on a pre-printed cheque, the person who signed the money order, the person whose name is on the credit card.