The Community Foundation continues work on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
The Foundation continues to play a leadership role in bringing the community together to raise awareness of and help prevent and mitigate the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
Recent activity includes:
- Trauma Informed Training Sessions are being delivered free to the community through a grant provided to Kingston Community Health Centres Pathways to Education. Over the summer, a total of 8 training sessions will be delivered to train staff from multiple agencies across the region. Response to this offering has been tremendous with each session filling up within 24 hours of registration opening. It is wonderful to see such interest in this important topic! Stay tuned for information on future offerings.
- Resilience Screenings will be offered throughout the summer. If you have not yet seen this powerful documentary (or want to see it again) register to attend an upcoming screening.
- “Everyone needs to see this film” is a quote we hear after all screenings, and that is indeed what we are hoping to help make happen! Click here to see a preview.
- We funded/hosted a community workshop attended by over 60 participants from 30 organizations to explore how we can work together to build a community wide strategy to address this issue. The hands-on workshop was delivered by expert facilitators from the Community Resilience Initiative designed to help guide our thinking as we move forward in our collective work in this space.
- We continue to facilitate the ACEs Core Team to define and drive collective actions in this space. Stay tuned for future updates – we’ve got some great things in the works!
Register to attend FREE upcoming screening of Resilience, the powerful documentary on ACEs that “everyone needs to see”:
July 13th @ 7pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_36zLKmU2SWabG6vxJM8l2Q
August 11th @ 7pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5O7Xdi5uQHm_QvF3ylRsDQ
August 25th @ 12pm:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cBzpOEsIR7OZ0Ma375H0yQ
When you give to the Community Foundation you can have confidence that your community will continue to benefit from your gift for many years to come.
2023 Year End Tax Tips
Both the federal and provincial governments offer donations tax credits that, in combination, can result in tax savings of up to 55% of the value of your gift in 2023, depending on your province or territory of residence. With total cash donations up to $200 in a year, the federal donation credit is 15% of the donation amount. For total donations exceeding $200 in a year, the federal donation credit jumps to 29% (33% to the extent taxable income exceeds $235,675) of the donation amount. Provincial donation credits are also available and the total credit may be up to 55% once total annual donations exceed the $200 in a calendar year.
December 31 is the last day to make a donation and get a tax receipt for 2023. You can help a wide range of charities with a single gift to our endowed Community Fund, support your favourite charity or cause by giving to one of our over 225 funds, or establish your own fund.
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If you’re ready to make your gift now, then use our secure online giving page. You have the option of choosing any one of our funds, giving ‘in memory of/in honour of’ instructions, and more. Or, if you prefer, you can simply call 613-546-9696 to make your donation over the phone using your Visa, MasterCard, or AMEX, or VISA Debit card. You can make a one-time gift, or sign up to make a regular monthly donation.
Please make your cheque payable to Community Foundation for Kingston & Area (or “CFKA”), and write your intended fund in the memo line. Drop it off or mail to: 275 Ontario Street, Suite #100, Kingston, ON, K7K 2X5.
Gifting publicly-traded securities, including mutual funds and segregated funds, with accrued capital gains “in-kind” to a registered charity or a foundation not only entitles you to a tax receipt for the fair market value of the security being donated, it eliminates capital gains tax too. You should plan gifts in-kind well before year end, to allow for sufficient time to make arrangements. A gift of publicly-traded securities is the transfer of ownership of stocks or bonds to the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area. If you own shares that have increased in value, 50 per cent of the capital gains are taxable. However, if you donate these shares in-kind to CFKA, the gain is tax-exempt. Learn more.
Form 1: Direction to Transfer Securities or Mutual Funds Electronically as a Charitable Donation Complete Form 1 to give your financial advisor/broker the instructions to make the gift to CFKA. The form contains all the information your advisor will need to make the transfer. They will then submit this form to our broker at CIBC Wood Gundy to advise that the transfer is pending.
Form 2: Notice of Transfer of Securities
Complete Form 2 and send it to CFKA to advise us of your gift, and instruct as to what you would like your donation to support.
Your AMT may be higher in 2024 (compared to 2023) if your taxable income is over about $173,000, and you have income taxed at lower rates than ordinary income, or deductions or credits that reduce taxes payable, including: Capital gains, Stock options, Canadian dividends, Unused non-capital losses, net capital losses, or limited partnership losses from prior years, and Non-refundable tax credits, including the donation tax credit. Speak to your tax profession to see how AMT could affect your situation in 2024, and, if appropriate, to consider triggering a gain or exercising employee stock options.
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