About Our GIFT Campaign

Bishop John ChapmanAs 21st century Anglicans in the Diocese of Ottawa, we have one foot firmly planted in ancient tradition and the other stepping boldly into God's future.

In 2006, our Synod approved the following mission: to enable people to know Jesus Christ, to live and share the good news, to grow in faith, and to serve God's world. To bring reality to this mission, we must acknowledge the rapid changes in society and the impact on our many ministries.

As parishes in the diocesan household, we embrace the challenge of turning our vision into practical reality - a call to expand our ministries in four key mission areas:

  • Strengthening Congregations
  • Focusing Ministry Outward
  • Educating Leaders
  • Connecting With the Wider Church

Confident that these resources will equip our Church to face the challenges ahead of us, let us take a progressive look towards the future.....

Your money at work

GIFT has enabled students at Buckingham Elementary School to participate in The Daily Bread Program, which is part of The Bishop's Child Poverty Initiative, funded by GIFT. Students in schools in areas of high risk for child poverty are taught about nutrition, including shopping for healthy food choices and preparing nutritious meals. They then enjoy the food they have chosen and prepared. The Bishop's Child Poverty Initiative is aimed at reducing the effects of child poverty in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.

GIFT has made a difference in Mozambique to improve the lives of 400 AIDS patients, helping them to survive the shock of anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs. Sifa Nuro's husband died of AIDS, and she is a mother to three young boys. She was having difficulty staying on her ARV medication because she didn't have enough food. ARV drugs are so strong that they can be fatal to someone whose body is weakened by hunger. Thanks to GIFT funding, many people like Sifa will receive the food assistance needed to tolerate medication.


Information Packet

All parishioners in the diocese will receive a hand delivered packet of information from a trained volunteer ambassador from your parish. If you have not yet received your packet of information or been contacted by a parish volunteer ambassador, please do not complete your donation online. If you would like to make your gift before you have been contacted by a volunteer ambassador, please call Ms. Jane Scanlon at 613-232-7124 ext 225.

If you have been contacted and have received you packet of information and would like to redeem your pledge or make a gift to the campaign, please follow the prompts and make your gift securely online. All donations to the Growing in Faith Together campaign are gratefully accepted.


How Much Should I Give?

Click HERE to view the chart


Ways to Donate

Please use our convenience online donation form found to the right.

Credit Card
Please choose that option in our online donation form.

Direct Debit
Please choose that option in our online donation form.

Recurring Billing
Available if paying by credit card or direct billing. Flexible billing intervals, start and end dates. Should you wish to alter or end your recurring billing, please notify the GIFT office.

By Mail or Drop-off:
GIFT Office Anglican Diocese of Ottawa
71 Bronson Ave.
Ottawa, ON K1R 6G6

Cheques payabe to:
Growing in Faith Together" or simply "GIFT."

Planned Giving
The ministry of gift planning enables people to make a lasting legacy to a charity. Learn more.


Web Security
Our donation form does not submit through our server's SSL, but through a Level 1 third-party payment system. Eliminating the need for an https designation

Web Security with IATS
The GIFT online donation form runs through the IATS payment processing system. They support over 9,000 non-profit clients around the world manage their donations by providing transaction processing services that have been specifically designed for non-profit and charitable organizations.

How secure?
IATS uses the highest levels of security available on the Internet to protect your personal information and transactions against such risks as loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, modification or destruction using Verisign and Microsoft security protocols. VeriSign remains the leading provider of the most trusted solution for online security using a Secure Socket Layer to transmit your encrypted data.

IATS is Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant. Created by major credit card companies a Data Security Standard was set to safeguard customer information. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and other card associations mandate that merchants and service providers meet this standard of security when they store, process and transmit cardholder data.


Privacy Policy
Diocese Privacy Standards Policy is based on and complies with the Protection of Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act, S. C. 2000 c 5. All GIFT campaign volunteers are to sign a confidentiality agreement covering.

IATS considers all personal information as confidential and does not disclose personal information to any third parties. All employees of IATS with access to personal information are required as a condition of employment to respect the confidentiality of personal information

Pleaes view all privacy policy standards through the links below.

GIFT Privacy Policy

Diocesan Privacy Policy

IATS Privacy Policy


Online Pledge Payment

Use our secure online pledge payment feature to make fast and easy payments of your pledge
left  Please read the 'Information Packet' information to left
      before donating.

PLEASE READ to ensure your payment processes successfully:
  • Fill in all personal information fields
  • Fill in all fields particular to your payment method
  • Choose the 'Recurring Billing' option if you wish this feature. Indicate your payment schedule - weekly or monthly. If your form asks you to fill in a 'Company' field, please enter your Parish name (if applicable).
  • Donors who originally begin their recurring billing on the 31st of any month can expect the payment to be withdrawn on the last day of subsequent months. Meaning withdrawal will take place on the 30th with months with that number of days and on February the 28th (29th in the case of a leap year).
  • For those who choose the Recurring Billing option, you will not get a confirmation regarding your sign-up until the first payment is completed. Confirmations come from the bank or credit card companies and your information is not sent to them until your chosen first-payment date.
  • If paying by credit card you must fill in the CVV2 field. This is the Card Verification Value Code required for online Visa transactions. The card code is the last 3 (or 4) digit number located on the back of your card on or above your signature line.
  • Because this is a payment page, you must calculate your recurring gift amount to complete the payment properly. For example, a $6,000 pledge to the GIFT campaign is the equivalent of a $100 monthly recurring payment for 60 months or 5 years. Please make the donation amount $100 and choose the start and end dates appropriately.
  • Ensure you choose the 'EMAIL ME MY RECEIPT' option to send the PAYMENT TRANSACTION INFORMATION AND RECEIPT to your email address. Check your junk mail or spam box. Following submission you may also scroll to the top of this column to view a transaction confirmation pop-up box.
  • Donors who originally begin their recurring billing on the 31st of any month can expect the payment to be withdrawn on the last day of subsequent months. Meaning withdrawal will take place on the 30th with months that only have that many days. Withdrawal will take place on February the 28th (29th in the case of a leap year).
  • You must press the 'Complete Payment Here' button to finalize the payment.
  • Please ensure you send in your GIFT Pledge Card.
  • Payment processing can take 24-48 hours from the date of payment to route through our system. Following that, the donor's banking institution generally processes online transactions the week following.
  • If you have a question or would like more information about the donation you just made to the Growing in Faith Together Campaign, please call or email Rachael Pollesel at the Diocesan Synod office at 613-232-7124 ext 239 or Thank you.


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Donors, along with filling in the donation form, please download, fill in and send The Pledge Card Form to:
GIFT Office
Anglican Diocese of Ottawa
71 Bronson Ave.
Ottawa, ON K1R 6G6


Wondering What to Give?

All gifts are eligible for tax credits. The indicated savings are guidelines only and may vary depending on individual circumstances.
This guideline is based on the maximum credit available after the first $200 of donations. Please consult a professional tax advisor for more information.

GIFT Growing in Faith Together
The Anglican Diocese of Ottawa
71 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa ON K1R 6G6
Tel: 613-232-7124 Fax: 613-232-7088
Charitable registration number: 108084658RR0030
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Privacy Standards Policy: It is our intention to comply fully with Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act;
we collect, retain, and distribute personal information in accordance with the Act's ten principles.