How to Donate during the Canada Post Strike

As you may know, Canada Post employees are currently undergoing a series of rotating strikes, causing those who rely on the service to look for alternate options to mail a package or letter in a timely fashion.

Since we know some of you may be wondering how the rotating strike will impact your charitable donation, we’ve created a list of FAQs to provide clear information and alternative donation options.

With Canada Post employees on strike, how can I donate to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario?

The easiest way would be to switch your usual donation method. We can accept donations easily in person, by phone, and online:

  • Make a convenient and secure donation via Canada Helps clicking here
  • You can visit us in person at: 36 Memory Lane, Chatham, ON  N7L 5M8
  • We can also accept credit card donations by phone that will be processed same day in our secure system. Call us at 519-352-1043 to process your donation quickly!

I have already put my donation in the mail, now what?

Since this is a rotating strike, Canada Post workers will be working at different times across the country. When we receive your donation, we will process as quickly as possible. Please note there may be a delay in us receiving your donation as postal workers work through the backlog. You may also experience a delay in receiving your tax receipt. Tax receipts may now take 2-3 weeks to arrive. 

Will the postal strike impact delivery of my donation?

According to Canada Post, mail and parcels will not be delivered or picked up in the affected cities during the rotating strikes. There will be a delay in us receiving your donation.

How long will the strike last for?

Each strike rotation is expected to last for 24 hours, however the strike in general continues to be ongoing until further notice.

I am not able to donate online or come into your office, what other delivery services can I use?

Other delivery method options include: Purolator, UPS, FedEX, or you can donate over the phone by calling 519-352-1043.


Last Updated: 11/21/2018