Snapshot of Phi Delta Theta in Canada:
We are currently active on 10 campuses from coast-to-coast. In November 2019 we reinstalled the Quebec Alpha chapter (McGill) in Montreal. We also recolonized Ontario Alpha (U of T) in Toronto in November of 2019.
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.
Since 1974 the Foundation has awarded over $330,000 to 300 undergraduates; in 2019 we disbursed a record $28,000 to 28 Canadian undergraduates (including 5 Leadership Awards). For more information on our awards history click here.
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 $259,000 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
Online donations are quick, easy and secure: you can make a one-time or recurring credit/debit card tax-deductible donation via CanadaHelps.org using the blue “DONATE” button at the top of the page, or by cheque to the Foundation’s postal address. You can also contribute through United Way payroll deduction to the Canadian Foundation.