The Federal Government announced on September 12, 2015 that it
will match donations by individual Canadians to registered Canadian
charities that are responding to the conflict in Syria, up to a
total of $100 million. In order for a donation to be
considered for the matching program, the donation must be:
Monetary in nature;
Not exceed $100,000 per individual;
Made to a registered Canadian charity that is receiving
donations in response to the Syria crisis;
Specifically earmarked for response to the Syria crisis;
Made between September 12, 2015 and December 31, 2015;
Used by the registered charity receiving the donation in
support of the humanitarian response to the impact of the Syria
Declared by the registered charity receiving the donation to
the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
The announcement does not indicate what specific activities will
be considered to be activities "in response to the Syria
crisis" or "the impact of the Syria crisis."
However, the Government does indicate that the matched funds will
be used to "meet the basic needs of conflict-affected people
in the region, as well as in official development
assistance-eligible transit countries for refugees." The
announcement also indicates that the Government's contribution
will "provide assistance through international and Canadian
humanitarian organizations and will meet humanitarian needs such as
shelter, food, health and water, as well as protection and
For the full text of the Government announcement see here.
It is important to note that Canada has economic sanctions
against Syria. Any registered Canadian charity carrying on
work in Syria must comply with the Canadian economic sanctions
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