Payroll Deduction: Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why should I give to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation?

By supporting our Foundation, you are helping to provide the best possible resources for you and your colleagues to care for Cape Breton patients.

Your gifts will also help limit the number of off-Island trips a Cape Breton patient needs to take in order to ensure their healthcare needs are met. And, when travel is a necessity, your gift will help ensure that patients in Cape Breton can afford food, gas, travel accommodations and more, that accompany an off-Island trip.

By donating to our Foundation, you’re helping to ensure that the hundreds of thousands of patients in Cape Breton can receive the best possible care, here at home.

2. What areas of care can I donate to?

Our Foundation has more than 80 funds that help to strengthen specific areas of healthcare offered on our Island. Here are just some of the funds and areas you can contribute to by participating in the Payroll Deduction Program:

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Area of Greatest Need
  • Cancer Patient Care Fund
  • Cape Breton Cancer Centre
  • Coronary Care Unit
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Emergency Department
  • Geriatrics Services
  • Heart Lung Wellness Centre
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Mental Health Units
  • Mom and Baby
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Operating Room
  • Orthopedic Unit
  • Palliative Care Unit
  • Rehab Services
  • Renal Dialysis Unit
  • Respiratory Services
  • And More

3. Who decides where my donation goes?

As a donor, you do! Use the Payroll Deduction Sign Up Form to specify where you would like your donation to go.

4. Do I get a tax receipt for my donation?

Yes! Your donations are 100 percent tax deductible and you will notice your contributions each year on your T4 from Nova Scotia Health.

5. When are deductions made from my pay?

Using the Payroll Deduction Sign Up Form, you can specify when you’d like your first donation to be deducted from your pay. Your donation will be deducted each pay period, unless you notify the Foundation that you wish to change or stop your donation.

6. Can I stop my donations at any time?

Yes – we understand that situations change. If you need to cancel or change your contribution to the Payroll Deduction Program, contact our Foundation.