Donor Confidentiality Statement

The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) takes the confidentiality of all our donors very seriously.

We only collect as much information about the individual or organization making the donation (donor) as is necessary to process the transaction, issue a tax receipt, and comply with all legal and regulatory requirements.

CCF has annual reporting requirements to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and these documents are then made available to the public on the Charities Directorate website. No personal information for any of our donors is disclosed in these documents.

CCF is obligated by law to keep copies of official donation receipts for a minimum of two years from the end of the calendar year in which the donations were made. These must be made available to CRA upon request, but are never disclosed to the public.

Likewise, CCF is also obligated to keep general ledgers or other books of final entry containing summaries of year-to-year transactions and the accounts necessary to verify the entries for a minimum of six years. Again, these must be made available to CRA upon request, but are never disclosed to the public.

CCF also produces general financial records that are made available to the general public on our website, however, these documents do not disclose sources of funding or personal information pertaining to our donors.

All of our employees and any associated third parties, who have access to, and are associated with, the processing of personal information, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of the personal information of all individuals and/or organizations who make donations to CCF.

CCF does not publicly disclose information pertaining to our donors for the purposes of recognizing the donation unless it has previously received written permission to do so.

CCF will never sell or rent the personal information of our donors for any reason.