AlgomaTrad Gains Charitable Status

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AlgomaTrad is delighted to announce that it is now a registered charity with the Canadian Revenue Agency. This will have a beneficial impact on the organization’s fundraising activities as it continues its efforts to build the AlgomaTrad Centre, allowing the organization access to new funding opportunities. In addition, donors to the AlgomaTrad Grows campaign, including those who donated in 2020, will now be able to receive tax receipts. The successful online campaign has so far raised $225,000 of the $300,000 that the organization needs to leverage conditional and pending government funding. The campaign is still open and donations can be made at AlgomaTrad Grows and or at the bottom of this page. Read more about the fundraiser and the AlgomaTrad Centre plans!

Thanks to the AlgomaTrad Grows campaign, the $3Million infrastructure project is moving ahead.  With the goal of establishing a 4-season center for learning and sharing music, dance, and heritage arts traditions, AlgomaTrad is working on finalizing designs for kitchen and dining hall upgrades, planning a future community-build of the performance/dance hall with the Timber Framer’s Guild, and updating applications to government funders.

When complete, the AlgomaTrad Centre will provide learning opportunities for local people of all ages and will become a tourist destination for people interested in AlgomaTrad’s hands-on, inclusive, and multigenerational programs. The Centre, situated in a beautiful northern rural landscape, will also be a welcoming gathering space for festivals, weddings, and conferences.