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

Sep
15
Sun
1:00 pm Fourth Annual Festival of Forests
Fourth Annual Festival of Forests
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Our Fourth Annual Festival of Forests will be a family-friendly event, with children’s activities, guided walks, food and micro-workshops. This will be a great opportunity to explore the wonders of the Acadian Forest.
Sep
21
Sat
7:00 pm September Stargazing
September Stargazing
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn about the night sky and get to know some constellations. This outing will teach some basics of astronomy and then head out into the dark for naked-eye stargazing
Oct
13
Sun
2:00 pm Autumn in the Forest
Autumn in the Forest
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A walk along the trails of Macphail Woods, looking at both plants and animals. This is a great outing for people of all ages.

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