The Foundation’s Mission

To support Northern’s students and teachers, to empower them through enhanced learning and teaching experiences, and to recognize them through the administration of scholarships, awarding of grants, and facilitation of special projects.

Do You Have Non-profit Board Experience?

The NSS Foundation is looking for directors for a two-year term

To find out more, email

Support Our Work

Donate To The NSSF

How do I donate?

Canada Help WebsiteMake Your Donation Online
Just click the Canada Helps donate button at left. You will be redirected to our Canada Helps page where you can specify which fund you would like to donate to. An administration fee of 5% on all monies donated to the NSSF will be imposed and this fee will be allocated to the NSS Foundation General Account.

We Also Accept Cheques
Please make your cheque out to: Northern Secondary School Foundation c/o 851 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Toronto Ontario M4P 2L5. If you would like to donate to a specific department, general fund or project … please indicate that in the cheque memo line.

Are gifts eligible for receipts?

Before issuing a tax receipt, we must determine if the NSS Foundation has truly received a gift according to the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA’s) definition. A gift must be:

  • voluntary, and
  • a transfer of property (for example, cash, stocks, real estate, clothing).

To be eligible for a tax receipt, a gift must also:

  • be able to be valued; and
  • enrich the charity (that is, the gift must be the result of an intention to make a donation).

If the donor receives something in return for their gift (known as an “advantage” by CRA), we may or may not be able to issue a receipt for part of the gift (known as the eligible amount of the gift).

What are the rules for split receipting?

Split receipting arises when a charity provides some value to a donor (an advantage) in recognition of, or in return for, their gift. The general principle is that a receipt can be issued for the value of the gift less the value of the advantage.

Situations in which a donor might receive an advantage include:

  • fundraising events, including dinners or cocktails;
  • silent or live auctions;
  • concerts, shows, or sporting events (for example, golf tournaments); and
  • membership fees paid to a charity.

Before we can issue a tax receipt for a gift or part of a gift, we must:

  • be satisfied that the donor really intended to make a gift (as opposed to simply obtaining the advantage); that is, that the donor intended to enrich the charity, and
  • be able to determine the values of both the gift and the advantage. See Valuing Gifts and Advantages for details on this.

Why Not …

Create A Scholarship

Creating a scholarship is an amazing way to support and recognize Northern Students. Scholarships are typically given an achievement criteria that focuses on a subject area or dedication to community leadership. Here is our Scholarships page where you can see existing scholarships.

To apply, please fill out the document below and mail it to the address enclosed. A member of the Scholarship committee will get in touch with you shortly.