Frequently Asked Questions

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How does this differ from the United Way?
Is FHC an Ontario Government agency?
Does this campaign just happen in Toronto?
Does money I donate stay in my hometown?
Will my pledge from last year continue on this year?
Can't I just give to the health charities directly?
What portion of the money goes to cover costs?
Is there a maximum amount that each charity can receive from the campaign?
Doesn't the Ontario Health Premium already cover this sort of thing?
How did the charities get selected to be part of Federated Health?
How do I receive a tax receipt for my donation?
If I choose to give through payroll, can I cancel that deduction?
Is my name and donor information rented, traded or used by any other organization?
Why do some of the charities send requests to my home?
When I don't choose to designate to specific charities, how is the money divided?
Can I make a donation in memory of someone, or to celebrate someone’s special occasion?
Does Federated Health have a privacy policy?

Did You Know?

Federated Health Charities began in 1983, when members of the OPS created their own campaign to allow them to contribute to health charities in the same way they were able to contribute to social service agencies through the United Way campaign – chiefly through payroll deduction, but also by cash, cheque, Visa or MasterCard, as well as through participation in special events. Since the United Way campaign ran in the fall, Federated Health became a spring campaign, currently running from the beginning of April to the end of June.

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