Your donation makes a difference
Halton Multicultural Council is a registered charity (12001 4220 RR0001) and we have been serving the community for over 40 years. We are funded by the federal (IRCC, ESDC and Heritage Canada), provincial (MCCSS) and regional governments as well as by generous grants from the United Way and corporate donations from RBC, Cogeco, Woodbine Entertainment, Maple Lodge Foods. While the government sponsors many programs for immigrants, there are gaps in services – and HMC relies on individual donations to help cover those gaps.
Look below at our donation form and please make sure you choose your specific fund for those you wish to support. All funds collected on behalf of refugees (or Ukrainians) will go directly to help people living in Halton with basic living needs, household items or specialized prescriptions.
How we use your donations
Specific donations may be dedicated to specific causes and campaigns, like our campaign to help refugee families (see below). General donations are used to support cultural festivals and community projects. Our annual Multiculturalism Day in June is funded by sponsorships and donations and sees many people and cultures come together to share our different traditions, games, entertainment and perspectives. New Years Around the World (January) is an open house at our Speers office that shares the different ways that cultures celebrate their new year. One community project that we are hoping to launch is a community kitchen which will help small local newcomer entrepreneurs to learn about Canadian standards and practices in running their own businesses. We are also always on the lookout for funds to support our youth programming and activities.
Your contributions are greatly valued and appreciated.
If you would like to make a donation, you can do so by making a one-time or recurring donation to the Halton Multicultural Council. Or you can make a donation in memory, honour or in celebration of someone. You can even donate by purchasing a Gift Card.
To Help REFUGEES – If you would like to dedicate your donation to helping refugees in the Halton area, please choose specifically the refugee fund. These funds will be dedicated to funding housing, household supplies and food for Refugee families settling in Halton. HMC has always served refugees from around the world and we see anywhere from 250 – 1000 refugees a year depending on what is happening in the world, sometimes more when the federal government commits to special refugee programs like the Syrians in 2015/16, the Afghans in 2021 to present and the Ukrainians from 2022 to the present. This specific fund has served more than 600 people to date with things like cribs, mattresses, bedding, winter clothes, special prescription eyeglasses, kitchen items, etc. To access these funds the refugee must be living in Halton and be working with one of our Settlement Specialists. 100% of these funds are used to support people with no admin fee deducted.
To help Ukrainians displaced by the war and living in Halton – please choose the dedicated Ukrainian fund. These funds will be used directly for basic needs for Ukrainians living in Halton