Donate to SPECTRUM

SPECTRUM’s Goals.  We want LGBTQ individuals to feel that they can be open about who they are without risking their safety or well-being.  We want them to know that they will be assisted by local agencies in an equitable manner.  We want them to feel fully included in the community.

SPECTRUM’s Work.  We offer a safe place where LGBTQ individuals can be transparent about who they are, and where they can find a support network.  We also provide programs and services for the LGBTQ community, as well as educational sessions for our allies.

Assisting SPECTRUM.  As a not-for-profit volunteer-driven community centre, SPECTRUM relies on financial assistance from our community.  This helps us keep our doors open by paying rent and insurance, but also assists us in delivering our services and programs.

Charitable Status

SPECTRUM is a charitable not-for-profit organization registered with the Canada Revenue Agency.  Our charitable registration number (“business number”) is 85096 0576 RR0001.   When you donate to SPECTRUM, you will always receive an income-tax receipt for a charitable donation.

Income-Tax Receipts

If you donate through an accredited online donation platform, they will issue you the income-tax receipt.  SPECTRUM currently works with CanadaHelpsPayPal Giving Fund, and Benevity; see below for more information.

If you donate directly to SPECTRUM, we will issue the income-tax receipt to you.

How to Donate to SPECTRUM


CanadaHelps is the online donation platform used by most charitable organizations in Canada.

They send an income-tax receipt to you by email.

You can use this button to donate to SPECTRUM through the CanadaHelps platform:

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The PayPal Giving Fund allows you to make donations to SPECTRUM by using the PayPal payment options.

They send an income-tax receipt to you by email.

You can use this button to donate to SPECTRUM through the PayPal Giving Fund platform:


The Benevity Goodness Platform is an online donation platform that helps employees in companies make donations to charitable groups.  Participation from hundreds of companies in many sectors like the high-tech sector (Apple, Google, Microsoft, etc.) and the financial sector (banks and insurance companies).

Ask your place of work whether they participate in the Benevity Goodness Platform.


SPECTRUM also gratefully accepts direct donations.

You fill out the Charitable Donation Intake Form, and send it to us by post, or electronically.

You get your donation to us – by e-transfer, cheque, or cash

We send you an official SPECTRUM income-tax receipt, at the end of the year – or earlier, if you wish.

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