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DONATIONS: A thoughtful expression of love and support of our residents

Donors play a tremendous role in helping us fulfill our Mission by sponsoring our varied programs and services and by providing funds to enhance the physical comfort and peacefulness of our home.

Thanks to the ongoing support of our donors, we are able to offer specialized programs, services and equipment to help us meet the diverse, complex and increasing needs of our residents. In particular, these gifts help us to preserve our high standard of holistic care by maintaining three core programs:

These programs are not funded by the annual budget given to us by the Health Authority, therefore we rely on donations to continue these important programs.

Donations also help us to continue programs and events such as our ceramics, gardening and watercolour painting programs; our bus program, maintenance of our aquarium and our special events such as Family Night, Light Up for Christ, and our Summer Social.

Your donation can really make a difference

Every donation made to Columbus Residence is a thoughtful expression of love and support of our residents. It is a meaningful contribution to enhancing the quality of life of all of the seniors living in our community.

Columbus Residence is a registered charitable organization and donations are tax deductible. Every dollar of your donation is used for the direct benefit of the residents and for the cause that you select. None of your donation goes to administrative charges or to professional fundraisers.

Donations of $1,000 or more are recognized on our fundraising plaque or by other means mutually agreed upon by the facility and the individual or organization.

Donations to Columbus Residence are tax deductible. Canada Helps has recently posted an article on how claiming your chairitable donations can result "in having more money to contribute to society in the long run": "Four Tax Tips to Help Generous Canadians Do More Good"


E-Transfers Now Available

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer e-transfers as an option to make donations. Thank you to those of you have been patiently waiting this development. If you have any questions, please contact Holly Martin-Thompson (Ext: 103).

Contact us for more information

To learn more about donating to Columbus Residence or if you would like more information about our current fundraising campaigns, please contact:

Inspirational Stories

A Donor's Story

A "Donor's Story" is a feature to our website in which donors share their personal experiences of Columbus Residence and what has motivated them to donate to us. To view some of our Donor Stories, click on the links below. If you would like to share your own donor story, please contact us.

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Click above to give online to Columbus Residence via Canada Helps.

If you prefer to mail your donation, click below for a printable donation form (pdf)

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Programs funded by donations:

Spiritual Care

Spiritual Care

Our Spiritual Care Program is a core service at Columbus Residence. It distinguishes us as a faith-based organization committed to addressing the spritual aspects of holistic care.

In an effort to meet the growing demand for pastoral visiting and services and to strengthen our commitment to provide spiritual, sacramental, palliative, and bereavement support we hope to maintain the Spiritual Care Associate position seven days per week and to provided spiritual and emotional support in the evenings.

Music Therapy

Music Therapy

Music Therapy involves the thoughtful and informed use of music as a tool in addressing each indiviual's physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual needs.

Music Therapy provides positive experiences for our residents that include: stimulating memory recall through musical associations, and facilitating relaxation that can promote sleep and decrease pain and anxiety.

Our goal is to maintain this important program at 15 hours per week in order to provide more individual and small group support.

Physio & Occupational Therapy Services

Physio Program

Our Physio and Occupational Therapy services include comprehensive physiotherapy assessments that identify indivdual's physical status, current functional abilities and changes, rehabilitation needs and potential for improvement.

The individualized programs address the resident's unique challenges and needs and are designed to restore or maintain the resident's quality of life, independence and overall functional status.

Our goal is to maintain these services, which are provided through a private company, at 4 hours per week.

We make a life by what we give...

Accreditation Celebration

Columbus Residence has attained the highest level of performance, achieving excellence in meeting the requirements of the accreditation program.