The Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF) has clarified that the organization is a non-profit organization registered with the Ontario provincial Ministry of Consumer Relations.
The clarification was issued by Romy Rafael, President of PCCF, in view of an article, entitled, “Is PCCF a registered charity or not?”, written by one Romeo P. Marq...uez and disseminated through multiple email recipients.
Rafael said the non-profit corporation was approved by the Ontario provincial government as a charity with Ontario Corporation Number 1824607.
Rafael also cited numbers 1 and 2 of the Articles of Incorporation of the PCCF as follows:
1. To relieve poverty in developing nations by providing food and other basic supplies to persons in need.
2. To provide necessities of life to victims of disasters.
Rafael said the writer of the story mixed up the registration of a non-profit corporation under the provincial government and registration of a charity organization with the CRA for tax purposes.
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Please see below the response from PCCF President, Romy R. regarding an inquiry that was submitted.
" Hi Jon Amante,
We thank you for your concern on the status of PCCF.
To clarify, PCCF is registered as a Charity, a not-for-profit corporation under the province of Ontario with Ontario Corporation Number 1824607. PCCF was established with activities for charitable purposes and has devoted its resources for charitable activities. To know more about our activities and projects,you may visit our websitehttp://www.philippinecanadianfoundation.com/beneficiaries.htm.
PCCF had never claimed that we can issue official receipts for income tax purposes and we have not collected a single cent from donations.
Included in this response is an extract of Article 4 & 5 of our Articles of Incorporation and by-laws that you can referred to, confirming that PCCF is created and registered in Ontario Canada, as a non-profit and is charitable in purpose, and we qualify as a charity within the meaning of the Income Tax Act.
In compliance with the Income Tax Act and the General Reporting requirement, PCCF is currently registered with Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA) with corporate income tax acct. BN 842179--- RC 0001, and we are in the process of fulfilling a charity number as the process routinely takes 6 months to 18 months.
As we are also advocates of truth and transparency, we are working towards a beneficial relationship to the public most especially to our fellow Filipinos here in Canada and our country Philippines.
If further clarification is still needed, please provide us with your e-mail address and someone directly from our finance committee will address your concerns.