Payroll Giving: 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 health care experts on the Island, as well ass directly providing care support for Cape Breton patients in need.

Your gifts will help limit the number of off-Island trips a Cape Breton patient needs to take in order to ensure their health care 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 and specialty health care needs.

By donating to our Foundation, 100 per cent of your donation helps 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 Giving 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! When signing up for payroll giving, you’ll 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. If your employer offers payroll giving, you will notice your contributions each year on your T4.

5. When are deductions made from my pay?

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 Giving Program, please contact us.

If you are a Nova Scotia Health employee, sign up for payroll giving here.

Otherwise, if you are interested in giving to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation via payroll deduction, please contact Craig Joseph at 902-567-2773 or [email protected].