Is there a cause in your community that inspires you? That makes a difference in the lives of others? CLAC is committed to supporting local communities in the areas where our members live and work, so we’ve created the Building Communities program.
Twice per year, we select up to 15 causes at random from eligible nominations to receive a donation to help them in the important work they do in their community. All causes are nominated by CLAC members. Donations range from $1,000 to $2,500.
Log in to
myCLAC to tell us about your favourite local cause, what it does, and how it helps your community. We’ll conduct a draw of all eligible causes submitted and make a donation to those selected.
Don’t miss out! Nominations for the June draw close May 31, 2017.
Rules and Eligibility requirements:
1. Up to 15 nominated causes will be selected at random twice per year, once in June and once in December.
2. To nominate a cause, you must have a valid CLAC membership ID number. (This number is listed on your CLAC membership card).
3. A nominated cause must be located either in the community where you work or the community where you live.
4. To be eligible, the nominated cause must:
- Not conflict with CLAC’s constitution, principles, or purposes
- Be local in scope (provincial or national charities and their local affiliates that receive funding from the parent organization are not eligible)
- Provide goods and/or services to the community in which it is located
- Conduct activities in support of either:
o Health and wellness,
o Community building projects
o Poverty alleviation, or
o The environment,
o Human services (youth development, shelters)
5. Nominations must be received by May 31 to be eligible for the June draw and November 30 to be eligible for the December draw.
6. Draws will be made of all nomination forms that meet eligibility requirements. The more nominations a cause receives, the greater the odds that it will be selected.
7. Only one nomination form per member per cause will be included in each draw.
8. Members may nominate more than one cause but may not nominate the same cause more than once per draw.
9. A completed nomination form must be sent for each cause nominated.
10. Members may not benefit monetarily, whether in cash or goods, from the cause they nominate.
11. Donations will be made to winning nominated causes in July and January each year.
12. Amounts awarded will be as follows:
- Five $2,500 donations
- Five $1,500 donations
- Five $1,000 donations.
13. Donation amounts are subject to yearly review.
14. Local causes that win are ineligible to win again for two years.
15. CLAC staff are not eligible to nominate causes.
16. CLAC reserves the right to disqualify any nominated cause or cause selected in a draw at its sole discretion.