contribution will be acknowledged on our web site, by name, unless the donor requests
to be listed as "anonymous".
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How to help - Donations
"Believe me, this case is
extremely expensive! If the absolutely unthinkable happens, the couples stand
to lose all their assets to pay for being part of the challenge".
Halpern, (Ontario marriage case)
we have a central place for people who wish to help - a secure, legal and auditable
way to receive contributions."
(Quebec marriage case)
Equal Marriage Fund trust account has been established to support the three
initial marriage cases that went through the lower and upper courts in British
Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec. It is the only fund established to support
these legal expenses (see our main Donations
page for more info about our trust account management and our other donation possibilities).
will be shared between these cases, based
on need and availability of funding, however, donations of $100 or more can
be specifically directed to any marriage case of your choice, including:
Partners (3 couples in B.C.)
(5 couples in B.C.)**
2 Marry (8 couples in Ontario)
Toronto (2 couples in Ontario)
Hendricks & René LeBoeuf (Quebec)**
These cases have received funding from the Court Challenges Program of Canada
to: Equal Marriage Fund
E. Walker Law Office
65 Wellesley Street East
donate online by clicking below:
a service provider charges us a fee for processing your online donation.
Bruce Walker (416) 961-7451
Marriage Fund Donation Report
for Disbursement of Funds:
Donations ($100 or more)
specifically allocated by donors to one of the five marriage cases will be disbursed
on a monthly basis.
donations will be allocated to one, or more, of the five marriage cases on a quarterly
basis on request.
be eligible for funds, a marriage case is required to present a financial statement
of revenue to date and what is owed in two categories:
order to put all applications for funding on the same footing, each case will
be aligned to the limits established by the
Court Challenges Program of Canada:
per hour administrative fees (paperwork, etc.)
per hour for research, legal drafting
per hour for legal fees, court appearances, witness fees
total funding for first instance of a case
total funding for appeal
total funding for Canadian Supreme Court
for disbursements will be limited to court-related costs only (photocopies, legal
stamps, court fees etc.). Receipts are required.
and lodging costs are not eligible.
in the marriage cases are not eligible.
Please Note: It
is possible to make a tax-deductable donation in support of the Metropolitan
Community Church of Toronto marriage case - visit MCCT's web site for more