Supporting Northern is the loveliest of acts – and a truly savvy investment. For it's the next generation whom we give the keys to. With talent, grace and the relentless punctuality of Earth's seasons, Northern grows new shoots each and every year: hundreds of students arrive in grade 9, and hundreds graduate. Each cohort is a statement of what it means to be many. To be inclusive. To learn and become in an environment that fosters growth, self esteem, and accomplishment.
The Northern Experience. It's an imprint. A source of self. A dispatch to the future. Like a ship carrying cargo from many ports, Northern is a collection of passengers who, for a time, share these great halls.
As people drawn to education — whether we're teachers, parents or grads — we know Northern thrives when it is supported. Join us in supporting Northern's students: bright young people who will carve paths that press out into the world, reimagining what's possible.
We are students and teachers, successful entrepreneurs, artists, nurses, tech engineers, CEOs and civic leaders.
How to Donate
Your donation dollars go directly to supporting student life through the Foundation's provision of Grants and Scholarships. To donate here, use the 'Make A Donation' form on this page. Choose the amount you would like to donate and specify the General Fund. Please note that an admin fee of 5% on all monies donated is allocated to the NSS Foundation General Account.
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.