Donor Rights


Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project Friends of the Forest Fund-raising Campaign operates in conjunction with the Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island and is a registered charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency.

Statement of Donor Rights

To ensure that donors to Macphail Woods have full confidence in the Fund-raising Campaign and its appeals, the following donor’s rights are recognized. All donors have the following rights:

  • to be clear about our mission and how Macphail Woods intends to spend their donations
  • to know that their donation will be used for the purpose for which it was given
  • to trust that information about their donation will remain confidential to the Campaign to the extent provided by law
  • to be assured that their donation will be banked promptly and spent within a reasonable time
  • to receive appropriate thanks and recognition
  • to receive, upon request, all published financial statements
  • to know that complaints will be taken seriously, handled promptly and responses will be sent swiftly
  • to seek accurate professional advice on tax efficient giving methods
  • to receive prompt and accurate answers to questions
  • to be provided with reports on the way that funds have been spent
  • to be treated professionally and with respect during fund-raising campaigns
  • to choose to be excluded from any future solicitations
  • to expect that there is a fair and proper balance between the interests of donors and the aims and objectives of Macphail Woods
  • to know that there is no obligation to buy an incentive or to return it
  • to know whether an individual soliciting funds is a volunteer, an employee, a hired solicitor or other
  • to have the right to remain anonymous
  • to know that donor names will never be sold
  • to request that their name not be exchanged for fundraising purposes
  • to have the right to escalate a complaint to Eco-PEI’s Steering Committee and if still not satisfied to submit a complaint directly to the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy.

Upcoming Events

Jul
24
Mon
9:00 am Becoming a Naturalist Week 2
Becoming a Naturalist Week 2
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm
This camp builds on the camper’s ability to encounter and describe the natural world. They will use journals, collecting equipment, and take part in many fun activities that will expand their understanding of how to
Jul
29
Sat
10:00 am Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A walk and talk looking at the native and introduced mammals still found on PEI, as well as a brief look at some of the mammals we’ve lost. After a brief presentation, we’ll head off
Jul
31
Mon
9:00 am Young Ecologists Week 2
Young Ecologists Week 2
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm
This camp will begin to introduce the campers to the amazing complexity of our native Acadian forests. They will dissect owl pellets, take part in forest restoration planning and plantings and develop their understanding of