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Your Donation Supports Affordable Housing for Senior Arts Workers


A Case for Support

Most artists and arts workers are self-employed, working part-time jobs to make ends meet. A typical creative or performing artist living in Ontario has an annual income of $17,300, well below the poverty line.

— Statistics Canada 2016 Census

For many artists, more than half their income goes to housing costs. Owning a home, even at the peak of an artist’s career, is very uncommon while saving for retirement and can be a source of anxiety and worry. Paying rent in their senior years is often a struggle.

In the National Capital Region, more than 5,000 visual artists, singers, musicians, actors, performers, writers, poets and others contribute to our quality of life. Many thousands more arts workers organize, coordinate, promote and manage artful productions we all enjoy. These creative, hard working people live among us, here, in our community.

PAL Ottawa’s affordable housing project provides for deeply affordable housing and creative workspace for senior artists to thrive.

How to Donate

One-time or monthly donations are gratefully accepted.
 
By Cheque
Mail to: PAL Ottawa, PO Box 4457, Station E, Ottawa ON, K1S 5B4
(Recommended to minimize fees to PAL Ottawa)
 
By E-Transfer
Send to: donations@palottawa.org

Please Note: Your personal daily transfer limit set at your banking institution applies with this payment option. Should your intended donation be more than your daily limit, you have two options: 1) contribute the full amount over multiple days or 2) utilize another payment method listed.

Online by Credit Card
See our secure Online Donation Form, below.

PAL Ottawa is a Canadian registered charity.
Registration # 8063 00885 RR0001. Charitable tax receipts are issued per Canada Revenue Agency guidelines.

Major Donations and Pledges

Considering a major donation or a gift of Securities of more than $2,000?

Please contact Sandy Mackay-Smith, PAL Place Campaign Organizing Committee Chair, at sandymackaysmith@gmail.com, or by phone 819-671-9004.
 
Via Ottawa Community Foundation (OCF)
Donations can be made through OCF and PAL Ottawa’s profile page.
(Accepts anonymous donations and donations of securities (E.g., shares))

DONATION & MEMBERSHIP FORM 

On November 29th, join us in supporting senior artists and arts workers,
by donating to PAL Ottawa for Giving Tuesday.

Since October 2012, PAL Ottawa has offered over 287 services and 650+ volunteer hours through our Supporting Cast program.
Together, we can continue this important work, serving those in our communities that need our help.

PAL Ottawa was very supportive right from the get and the go. They understood that as an artist in my category – not a mainstream big-name, having-made-it artist – that I certainly did not have the wherewithal to go through this alone.

Maria Hawkins — Award-winning Ottawa-based Blues Singer


Maria was dealing with a medical condition and PAL Ottawa supported her throughout the process.