Contributions are money, goods or services given to a political party, candidate or constituency association. The contribution must be given to support the election of a candidate to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
You are eligible to make a contribution if you are a resident of Ontario. Anonymous contributions are not allowed.
Individual contribution limits from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
|To a Political Party||To Constituency Associations / Nomination Contestants combined||To a Candidate||To a Leadership Contestant|
|Annual Limit||$1,600||To the Association / Nomination Contestants of one Party||Not permitted||$1,600|
|Campaign Period||No extra amount over the annual limit||To the Candidates of one Party / Independent Candidates||Not applicable|
Payment of contributions
Please refer to the following payment guidelines when making your contribution:
- A monetary contribution of up to $25 may be given in cash.
- Any monetary contribution of more than $25 shall not be contributed in the form of cash; and shall be contributed in a manner that associates the contributor’s name and account with the payment, or by a money order signed by the contributor.
- No person shall contribute funds that do not actually belong to the person; or any funds that have been given or furnished by any person or group of persons or by a corporation or trade union for the purpose of making a contribution.
After you make a contribution, a political entity must give you a tax receipt.
Tax receipts issued for goods and services:
- count towards your contribution limit; and
- are not provided if you volunteer. However, if as a volunteer you provide out-of-pocket expenses such as food, gas and other materials, you can be reimbursed for those expenses with tax receipts.