For the safety of our community, visitors to SPECTRUM will be required to wear masks until further notice.
SPECTRUM offers a safe place where 2SLGBTQ+ individuals can be themselves and find community and supports. We do not receive any annualized government funding. As a registered charity, our work is supported by donations from individuals, businesses and organizations in our community, and grants. For more information on our financial situation, you can view our annual financial statements on our AGM page.
We are truly grateful for your support in keeping our doors open and allowing us to provide programs and services that have been life-saving for some members of our community.
Ways to Donate
Fill out our Donation Form, and send your donation by mail to:
SPECTRUM, Waterloo Region's Rainbow Community Space
283 Duke Street West, Unit 210
Kitchener, ON Canada N2H 3X7
Donate Securities or Mutual Funds
SPECTRUM can accept donations of securities or mutual funds through our CanadaHelps page. By donating securities directly to a charity as opposed to selling them and donating the proceeds, the capital gains tax can be eliminated. This means more money for the charity and a greater charitable tax credit for you. Learn more here.
Donation-matching Through Benevity
The Benevity Goodness Platform is an online donation platform that helps employees in companies make donations to charitable groups. Participation from hundreds of companies in many sectors like the high-tech sector (Apple, Google, Microsoft, etc.) and the financial sector (banks and insurance companies).
Ask your place of work whether they participate in the Benevity Goodness Platform.
SPECTRUM is a charitable not-for-profit organization registered with the Canada Revenue Agency. Our charitable registration number (“business number”) is 85096 0576 RR0001. When you donate to SPECTRUM, you will always receive an income-tax receipt for a charitable donation.
If you donate through an accredited online donation platform, they will issue you the income-tax receipt. SPECTRUM currently works with CanadaHelps, PayPal Giving Fund, and Benevity; see below for more information.
If you donate directly to SPECTRUM, we will issue the income-tax receipt to you.
bequests in a will
SPECTRUM Waterloo Region’s Rainbow Community Space is grateful to receive bequests under a will. When the time comes to update your will – something that should be done every five years or when family connections change – it is time to consider what you would like to leave to the purposes that have the greatest significance to you. Read more here.