Ways to give

Donating online is the most efficient and secure way for us to process your contribution.

We understand that many supporters would prefer to donate another way. Here are some other ways you make a contribution to the Charter Challenge for Fair Voting.

Please be aware that if you choose to donate one of the following ways, there may be a delay before your donation status is reflected in our system. So, if you already receive our email updates, you may continue to receive emails from us targeted towards people who have never donated, or have not donated recently until your status can be updated manually.


Mail a Cheque

Cheques can be made payable to

'Springtide Collective for Democracy'

Mailing Address:

SPRINGTIDE
P.O. BOX 40022
Robie Street PO
Halifax, NS Canada
B3K 1T9

Please write "Charter Challenge" in the memo field of your cheque, and remember to provide your personal mailing address and your email address so that we can send you a tax receipt at the end of the calendar year.

Pay via Paypal

You can donate to the Charter Challenge using your paypal account here.


Interac E-Transfer

Interac e-transfers can be sent to info@springtide.ngo.

Be sure to tell us the answer to your security question in a separate email.

In order to qualify for a charitable tax receipt you will also need to provide us with your personal mailing address in your email.

Please include  "Charter Challenge" in the message field of your e-transfer. 

 

Canada Helps

CanadaHelps.org is Canadian charity that allows Canadians to give to any other registered charity in the country, through their online platform. Visit Springtide’s page at CanadaHelps.org to give this way. If you choose to give this way, your tax receipt will come directly from CanadaHelps, not Springtide.

Note: If you give through CanadaHelps, less of your donation goes to Springtide because of payment processing fees totalling 3.5% – 4%. When you give directly to Springtide online, processing fees of just 2.2% apply.



Like and Follow

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Current Status:

- In early August of 2019, we raised enough support ($70,000) to cover the costs of preparing a court application and securing expert testimony for our case.

- We intend to file the case in a provincial court in the fall of 2019.
 

How you can help

The main way you can help is to support the case financially. We need to raise another $150,000 to cover the costs associated with arguing the case at two levels of provincial court, and to file an application for leave with the Supreme Court of Canada. You can make a tax-deductible donation here.


What to expect

- Once we file, the case will be heard in a provincial court.

- Following an initial decision, there will be an appeal heard in another court. If the initial decision is in our favour, the Government of Canada will likely appeal it. If the decision is not in our favour, we will appeal it.

- Finally, if the Court chooses to grant this case leave, it will be heard in the Supreme Court of Canada, where the decision will be final. If the case isn’t granted leave, the decision of the appeal court is final.


Time and Money

We estimate the total costs for arguing and overseeing this case to be in the range of $300,000 - $350,000, spread out over the course of 2 - 4 years.

At each step, we will set a goal based on our estimate of the costs at each stage, and ask supporters to contribute to help us reach that goal, and to ensure the case can continue to move forward.