As a registered amateur athletic association, the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) will issue tax deductible receipts to individuals for donations of $100 or more.

Several years ago the CCA Board of Directors created a Club Development Fund as a means to assist member curling clubs and member associations. To comply with CRA requirements the Canadian Curling Association can not accept a donation that “tells” them that a individual's donation is to be sent to a specific curling club. However, the cover letter accompanying the cheque/money order should identify that the donor is a member/associate or friend of the Deer Lodge Curling Club so that the CCA can track the totals donated.  Payments of grants from the Club Development Fund are distributed to affiliated clubs and member associations based on their written applications for these funds. The Deer Lodge Curling Club will provide to the CCA the necessary written documentation that would qualify the club for receiving grants from this fund.

As of August 1st 2014, new requirements from the CRA have resulted in changes.
The result is that the CCA will only direct 75% of every donation into the Club Development fund. This reduces the actual amount of the donation received by the donor's club. As mandated by the CRA, a portion of every Club Development Fund donation (20%) will be invested into clubs across Canada through the CCA's Curling Assistance Program (CAP).  In addition, a small admin fee of 5% will be held to cover the cost of postage and receipting.

Note : A copy of your cover letter should be dropped off or mailed to the Deer Lodge Curling Club to the attention of the Secretary so we may track what is accumulating in the accounts at the CCA. You may wish to add a note to our copy to indicate which project we should internally allocate your contribution (or just proportionately to all special projects).

Donations along with the cover letter should be sent to :

Canadian Curling Association
1660 Vimont Court
Orléans, Ontario K4A 4J4

For a CCA donation cover letter click : PDF version