Ways to give
Your gift allows us to better serve the myeloma community
Every day, 11 Canadians are diagnosed with myeloma. Although myeloma remains relatively unknown, its prevalence is increasing. Your donation helps us fulfill our promise to our community: to improve the lives and empower all Canadians affected by myeloma, accelerate access to the best care, while supporting the pursuit of its cure and prevention.
Different ways to give
Donate online, by phone, or mail
Donate online, by phone, or mail
Every donation helps. No matter the amount you wish to contribute, your donation will help us further our promise of improving the lives of and empowering all Canadians affected by myeloma, accelerating access to the best care, while supporting the pursuit of its cure and prevention.
To make a donation by phone or by mail, please contact Michelle Oana, Director of Development and Community Relations, at [email protected] or by telephone at 514-421‑2242 (Toll-free: 1-888-798‑5771).
In 2022, it was estimated that every day, 11 Canadians were diagnosed with multiple myeloma, and the number is rising steadily. With an aging population and improvements in The process of identifying a disease by its signs and symptoms. and treatment, the number of Canadians living with myeloma is also increasing.
Your monthly donation extends your impact all year long. For as little as the cost of a daily latte, the effects of your monthly donation go a long way in furthering our promise and commitment to the Canadian myeloma community.
In honour or in memory
In honour or in memory
Giving in celebration
Mark your celebration by inviting families and friends to donate to Myeloma Canada.
A birthday, wedding, anniversary, or other special milestone can be an occasion to not only celebrate, but also to support the myeloma community! In lieu of receiving gifts, ask your guests to make a donation to Myeloma Canada on your behalf.
If you are hosting an event in support of our organization, we can send you branded merchandise such as bracelets, pins, and flags. We can also create a private event page on our website to make it easy for your guests to donate and simple for you to monitor the total funds raised…in real time!
Reduce taxes and leave a lasting gift to the myeloma community. A monetary donation not only supports Myeloma Canada’s promise and helps raise awareness of this debilitating disease, it can also provide you with financial benefits.
Depending on the amount of your donation, you may be able to claim a federal and provincial or territorial non-refundable tax credit of up to 53% when you file your return.
Let us help you make donating to Myeloma Canada an easy and rewarding experience. For more information or to answer any questions you may have, please contact Muriel Ingrassia, Director of Operations, at [email protected] or tel: 514-421‑2242 (toll-free: 1-888-798‑5771).
There are a number of tax-effective ways you can support us:
Gifts in wills
By leaving a gift to Myeloma Canada in your will, you can help us in our commitment to improve the lives of Canadians impacted by myeloma.
In 2000, the life expectancy of a person with myeloma was three to five years. Thanks to breakthroughs in research and the development of new, innovative drug therapies and treatments, the average life expectancy of someone with myeloma has increased, with many living 10 years or longer. Your bequest could help advance research and bring us one step closer toward a cure.
For more information or to notify us that you have named Myeloma Canada as a beneficiary in your will, please contact Muriel Ingrassia at [email protected].
Consult your financial advisor to learn more about donating your shares, stocks, or securities to Myeloma Canada. You can also contact Muriel Ingrassia at [email protected] for more information.
Give from work
Payroll giving is a great way to support Myeloma Canada as all donations are tax free.
Payroll deduction allows you to contribute a small amount from each pay cheque, adjusted to your needs. To donate through payroll deduction, please contact your company’s payroll department. Donations made through payroll deduction will appear on your T4 slip.
If you are an employer and would like to enable payroll giving for your employees, please contact Muriel Ingrassia, Myeloma Canada’s Director of Operations at [email protected].
Employer matched giving
Employer matched giving is an easy and exciting way to get your workplace and colleagues involved in supporting our cause.
An employer matched giving program is when an employer matches the total or a portion of the total funds an employee has raised or donated to a charity. Check with your employer to see if they have a matched giving policy or would like to put one in place.
Contact Muriel Ingrassia, Myeloma Canada’s Director of Operations, at [email protected] for more information.
Donate goods or services
Donate a prize
Gifting a prize can be a unique way to support us. Your donated prize can be used in raffles, auctions, or social media contests to help raise funds for Myeloma Canada. Popular gifts include hockey season tickets and signed items (jerseys, sticks, autographed pictures), hotel coupons for a weekend getaway, experiences like spa days, restaurant vouchers, local designer pieces, and art from local artists.
Donate a service or product
Donating a service is great way to support the Canadian myeloma community and Myeloma Canada. As a grassroots organization created by, and for, people living with multiple myeloma, we rely on the generosity of our donors. There is a myriad of services that you can donate: translation, printing, content writing and editing, software design, promotion, graphic design, photography/videography, and social media management.
If you would rather donate tangible items, we also welcome in-kind donations. These can include water bottles, nutrition bars, audio-visual equipment, and arts and crafts supplies for our events.
Your donation can help us allot funds to other areas such as science and research, advocacy, drug access and access to clinical trials, education, and awareness programs.
Donate a vehicle
You can turn your vehicle donation into generous dollars to support Myeloma Canada. Working on our behalf, Donate a Car Canada will accept your vehicle for donation – running, or not, old or new! There is no cost to you, and the process is incredibly easy!
Donate a Car Canada will facilitate all aspects of your car donation from the pick up to the final sale, ensuring that your vehicle will be sold for the highest sale outcome possible. They will then forward the net proceeds to Myeloma Canada and you’ll receive a tax deductible receipt within 2 weeks of us receiving your donation!
Where your funds go
As a non-profit organization created by, and for, people living with multiple myeloma, we strive to strengthen the voice of the Canadian myeloma community and improve outcomes for people living with this difficult, and as of yet, incurable disease.
Your donation makes everything we do possible: education, awareness, access and advocacy, community empowerment, and investments in science and research.
Thank you for your support and thank you for joining us in making myeloma matter.
You can find more detailed information about where your funds go in our annual publications
Lorelei Dalrymple living with myeloma since 2009, Support Group Leader, Past Patient Advisory Council Chair, Myeloma Canada board member