- Be A sustaining donor
- one time donation
Rekindle your connection with Northern by becoming a sustaining donor. You'll be making an ongoing difference in the lives of Northern students.
NSS alumni and former + current teachers who have decided to become sustaining donors are a special group we call Northern Lights. Your monthly donation can be as little as $10 / month. With it you will be helping to create stable funding for the Foundation's all-volunteer work:
The Foundation provides 40+ scholarships and awards given to students at Commencement. We provide grants to student-initiated projects. A range of alumni engagement initiatives are coming in the next year, including NorTalks, a speaker series featuring interesting alumni whose areas of expertise match up with Northern students studying related subjects. And, we are looking to begin archival initiatives to preserve Northern’s rich heritage. It's an exciting time for education and for young people.
Join us. Be a Northern Light. Students thrive when we invest.
Ready to become a sustaining donor? Fill out the 'Make a Donation' form on this page, choose Donate Monthly, choose your amount and specify General Fund in the FUND drop-menu. Thank you!
Make A One Time Donation
When you make a donation to the NSS Foundation, you are supporting an all-volunteer group of alumni, former staff and parents dedicated to making Northern a place where students excel.
The Foundation provides 40+ scholarships and awards given to students at Commencement. We provide grants to student-initiated projects. Your donation helps us offer more grants to students. It also helps us expand our alumni outreach with exciting initiative including NorTalks, a speaker series featuring interesting alumni who are connected directly with Northern students who are studying related subjects.
Ready to donate? Simply fill out the 'Make a Donation' form on this page. Choose the amount you would like to donate and specify the General Fund in the FUND drop-menu. Thank you so much!
Additional Ways To Donate
Support The Maya Zibaie Memorial Scholarship
Maya Zibaie was a student at Northern Secondary School from 2018-20. She was a passenger on Ukraine International Airline Flight PS752 en route from Tehran to Kiev that was shot down by an Iranian missile in January 2020. This award was established by her father and the Northern Secondary staff and parent community to honour her memory. It will be presented annually to a graduating student who plans to pursue post-secondary studies in Environmental Science and Sustainability. To donate, fill out the form above and specify Maya Zibaie Memorial Scholarship in the FUND drop-menu.
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 above, 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!
Yes we do ! 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, project, or simply to our general fund … 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.