Employee giving

The Employee Giving program enables Coast Mountain College staff to have a nominal amount of money deducted from their pay to contribute to student scholarships, awards & bursaries.

For as little as $10 per pay cheque, you can choose the bursary or award that you would like to contribute to. A big thank you to the staff members who have already signed on to the program.

Did you know?

  • 100% of donations go to students and you get a charitable tax receipt automatically on your T4
  • If every staff member gave just $10 every pay day we would be contributing approximately $52,000 annually to student Scholarships, awards and bursaries.

View our FAQs to learn more about how you can contribute to the future success of our students.

To register, submit an CMTN Employee Giving Form [PDF] to the Advancement Department.

Ali McDougall
  • Employee Giving makes me feel like part of the bigger picture when it comes to education. My grandparents and mom always stressed how important education is so I hope I’m helping students accomplish more than they hoped for. I know lack of finances makes things extra stressful so I hope to ease some of that.

    Ali McDougall
    Indigenous Relations and Executive Advisor to the President's Office

  • I am so fortunate to be able to see students succeed every day.  Employee giving greatly contributes to this success by ensuring students have the support they need to enroll, learn and find employment. If a student can have a little bit more financial support, they can fully concentrate on their studies.  I am so happy that CMTN employees can make that happen.

    Michael Doyle
    Vice President, Corporate Services
Michael Doyle

Frequently asked questions

How does it work?

Each pay cheque, the amount you have chosen will be automatically deducted from your paycheck.  At the end of the year your tax deductible charitable donation will be on line 46 of your T4, eliminating the extra paperwork and receipts to file.

How do you sign up?

You can contact Renee Jordan at extension 5402 or email cmtnfoundation@coastmountaincollege.ca.  There is a form to fill out selecting the amount you would like to donate and where you would like your contribution to go.

Who can I donate to?

You can donate to a specific fund of your choice, or the Coast Mountain College Foundation which supports capital projects, programs, bursaries, scholarships, and awards.  Feel free to contact us to discuss options that would work best for you. 

How do the awards work?

  • Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement.  
  • Bursaries are awarded based on financial need and satisfactory academic achievement.  
  • Awards are a combination of both.

How is money dispersed?

The awards committee at Coast Mountain College meets regularly to review applications.  Recipients are chosen based on criteria established by the donor(s); this could be need, academic achievement or a combination of both.

Are updates given?

Yes. The CMTN Foundation provides updates to staff throughout the year. If you have specific questions please ask. Registered charity are required to make public upon request a charity's governing documents, its financial statements, and the public parts of a charity's application form and annual information return.

What tax credits will I receive?

Your actually tax credit can vary depending on your personal financial situation. As a guide, a 15% tax credit will be received on the first $200 donated, and 29% for amounts over $200.

Paycheque donations Yearly contributions Tax credit % Returned
$10 $260 $56 22%
$20 $520 $132 25%
$30 $780 $207 27%
$40 $1,040 $283 27%
$50 $1,300 $358 28%

Learn more on the CRA website.

Thank you for your support!

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