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Donors Bill of Rights

The Alberta SPCA adheres to the ethical principles and guidelines of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), including its Donor Bill of Rights outlined below.

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the charities and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  • To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  • To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  • To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  • To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  • To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

Alberta SPCA News

Dan Kobe

Cat Traps

The Alberta SPCA has opened a number of investigations in recent weeks of Albertans trapping cats on their property. While it is the legal right of a property owner to do this, there can be serious legal ramifications for the person doing the trapping if the animal is harmed in the process. The moment the

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Dan Kobe

Kindness Challenge

Kindness Challenge accepted! Each December our Education Department challenges teachers and students to show kindness through our Kindness Challenge. Kindness is contagious and we want to help make the world a better, kinder place for animals, people and the environment. Our staff, and their pets, took part in the Kindness Challenge this December and we

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Dan Kobe

Getting Along During COVID

OK, there’s a lot of tension in our province right now. We are taking our guidance from Neville and Nina on how to get along during these trying times!Sharing #Pawsitivityhttps://youtu.be/Q2vTeGiLKko

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