It is often said that Northern is a large school that feels like a small school. Such things don't happen by accident. With talent, grace and the punctuality of Earth's seasons, Northern's teachers and staff guide the next generation. Every year hundreds of students arrive in grade 9 and hundreds graduate, pressing out into the world, bringing with them the values, knowledge and experiences bestowed by these great halls. While we were here, we got to discover ourselves, stumble, take risks, achieve, and create life-long friendships.
Why Donate To The Foundation
As people drawn to education — whether teachers, parents or grads — we know a school thrives when it is supported. And we at the Foundation think the Northern Experience is something worth celebrating.
Years later – now that we are successful entrepreneurs, doctors and nurses, tech engineers, CEOs, artists and civic leaders – you might be thinking: it would be lovely to give back in some way, to re-kindle a connection to this place. Well, we can provide just this.
Every year the Foundation oversees the awarding of scholarships and grants to a range of bright young people carving meaningful paths and reimagining what's possible.
Join us and generously support the life of Northern Secondary. We're excited to be bringing together alumni in meaningful ways.
How to Donate
To donate here, use the 'Make A Donation' form above. Choose the amount you would like to donate and specify the General Fund. Your donation dollars go directly to supporting student life through the Foundation's provision of Grants and Scholarships.
Be A Monthly Donor
If you have the financial room to become a monthly donor, we would simply adore it. Predictable cash flow helps us plan for the coming year, plus it allows us to be more generous with NSSF Grants. In the Donation Form, select one of our suggested monthly amounts or choose any amount that works for you. We like to think of our monthly donors as part of the fabric of this place. Thank you!
Thank A Teacher
Thanking a teacher is a lovely way to support the Foundation's work. Your child's teacher will receive a special card, saying that your donation was made in their name. Using the 'Make A Donation' form on this page, choose Thank a Teacher in the FUND menu and mention your child's name and their teacher's name in the message box. Thank you!
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.
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).
- be able to be valued; and
- enrich the charity (that is, the gift must be the result of an intention to make a donation).
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.
- 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.