Snapshot of Phi Delta Theta in Canada:
We are currently active on 12 campuses from coast-to-coast. In November 2019 we reinstalled the Quebec Alpha Chapter (McGill) in Montreal. We also reinstalled Ontario Alpha (U of T) in Toronto in March 2020. There are new emerging chapters at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario (Ontario Eta) and at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan (British Columbia Gamma).
There are over 350 undergraduate members across Canada (an increase of over 100% from just a few years ago) and prospects for further growth are strong for the year ahead.
Canadian Foundation update:
We are a CRA-registered charity mandated to promote scholarship and leadership among fraternity members in Canada. Primary revenues are from Canadian alumni; donations are 100% tax-deductible.
The Foundation also provided funding for Canadians to attend the summer Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute in Oxford, OH, and we want to increase leadership-based funding this year.
A major development for the Canadian Foundation in 2019 was the establishment of a dedicated fund for University of Manitoba undergraduates called the Manitoba Alpha Leadership Award. The goal of this fund is to raise $300,000 form Manitoba Alpha alumni. We expect that this will be the first of a number of dedicated funds to be established by the Canadian Foundation to recognize leadership among undergraduates of other Canadian chapters. To date, over $300,000 has been received and/or pledged to this dedicated fund.
The years ahead:
The Canadian Foundation had an extraordinary year and we want to build on this momentum in the coming year by funding additional scholarships and leadership awards and increasing financial support for leadership-based programming.
In the coming years we want to substantially increase the number of alumni donors so we can continue to support scholarship and leadership initiatives in our chapters.
We want to see annual revenues exceed $100,000/year raised from alumni in every chapter.
To those who contributed this year – thank you! We look forward to doing much more in the future and we ask for your help by making a tax-deductible contribution by visiting the website. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me; I’d love to hear from you.
Yours in the Bond,
Chairman – Phi Delta Theta Canadian Foundation