Donations can be made to Partners In Health Canada in the following ways:
ONLINE PIH Canada accepts online monthly or one-time donations here.
BY MAIL Cheques can be made out to ‘Partners In Health Canada’ and sent to:
Partners In Health Canada
301-360 College Street
A charitable receipt will be issued for all eligible donations of $20 or more.
GIFT OF SECURITIES A gift of publicly traded securities is one of the most tax-efficient means of making a donation to Partners In Health Canada and can result in considerable tax savings compared to a cash gift. Our gift of securities transaction form can be found here. Please consult with your accountant or financial planner for advice on your situation.
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Show your solidarity with the poor and marginalized by helping bring others into the movement for social justice and health equity. When you start a personal fundraising campaign for Partners In Health Canada, you’re making a statement about what is important to you while providing critical funds for our work. If you’re planning a community event for PIH Canada, send us a note with all the details—including date, time, location and what type of event it is—and we can let people know about it. Send us photos and a description of how things went afterward and we might feature your event on our site. Fundraising contributions from events can be sent to:
Partners In Health Canada
301-360 College Street
Please note, we can only provide tax receipts for contributions if a list of donors is provided with the following information: Name, address, amount of contribution. Tax receipts will be issued for contributions of $20 or more, and as per Canada Revenue Agency guidelines. When sending funds, please include a contact person and contact information so we can reach you if we have any questions. If you have any questions about tax receipts or holding an event for PIH Canada, please contact us before your event at 416-646-0666 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in volunteering or getting otherwise involved? Send us a note. Let us know how you heard about PIH Canada, where you live, and any ideas you may have. Here are a few of the things you can do:
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder is just the start of must-read material for anyone interested in real-life application of social justice, human rights, and health equity for the poor. Below are a selection of titles that will provide further insight into the philosophical and moral underpinning of Partners In Health’s work.
Haiti After the Earthquake by Paul Farmer
Through the sharing of his experiences and the essays of fellow relief workers and survivors, Paul Farmer has given us a book that serves as both a first draft of history and a call to action for rebuilding a country devastated by natural and unnatural disasters.
Partner to the Poor by Paul Farmer
Partner to the Poor collects Paul Farmer's writings from 1988 to 2009 on anthropology, epidemiology, health care for the global poor, and international public health policy, providing an overview of his work. It illuminates the depth and impact of Farmer's contributions and demonstrates how, over time, this unassuming and dedicated doctor has fundamentally changed the way we think about health, international aid, and social justice.
Global Health in Times of Violence (2009) by Barbara Rylko-Bauer, Linda Whiteford, and Paul Farmer
The volume examines the impact of various types of violence on health, psychosocial well-being, and health care delivery. Through case studies that put a human face on violence, they challenge modern notions that violence is somehow a normal, inevitable part of human existence.
Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor (2005) by Paul Farmer
Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of life—and death—in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. Paul Farmer argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world's poor is the most important human rights struggle of our times.
Mountains Beyond Mountains (2004) by Tracy Kidder
This 2004 biography has been called by one reviewer “an astonishing book that will leave you questioning your own life and political views.” Kidder tells the story of the founding and achievements of Partners In Health through the eyes and experience of Paul Farmer and fellow Co-founders Ophelia Dahl, Thomas J. White and Jim Yong Kim.
Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues (2003) by Paul Farmer
Paul Farmer has battled AIDS in rural Haiti and deadly strains of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the slums of Peru. A physician-anthropologist with more than fifteen years in the field, Farmer writes from the front lines of the war against these modern plagues and shows why, even more than those of history, they target the poor.
AIDS & Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame (1993) by Paul Farmer
Does the scientific "theory" that HIV came to North America from Haiti stem from underlying attitudes of racism and ethnocentrism in the United States rather than from hard evidence? Award-winning author and anthropologist-physician Paul Farmer answers with this, the first full-length ethnographic study of AIDS in a poor society.
On June 10, 2014, Partners In Health Canada and the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of Toronto hosted a conversation and live webcast with Dr. Paul Farmer on Social Justice and the Movement for Global Health Equity. That conversation can be viewed in its entirety below.
Paul Farmer: Social Justice and the Movement for Global Health EquityQ & A Session
For further information about the event, please see: