Retirees


Together, We Can Improve the Lives of Canadians Across the Country

Canadians recovering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic need your support, now more than ever. Our most vulnerable communities struggle with food insecurity, income and job loss, social isolation and serious illness. Through the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC), federal retirees can support HealthPartners, their local United Way Centraide or thousands of registered charities across Canada to make a difference.

Every year, federal retirees join forces to support causes they care about through the GCWCC. Together, we’re building stronger communities and healthier people nationwide.

Give Now

As a retiree, you can give online through ePledge. This is a simple and safe way to make a donation. You can give via pension deduction, credit card or PayPal. Click here to make your online donation via ePledge.

Prefer to make your donation with the paper pledge form? Then click here for the 2021 GCWCC retirees' gift form [PDF - 461 KB]. Either email or mail your completed form.

Email your completed form to:

gcwcc_retirees-mail@unitedwayeo.ca

Or mail your completed form to:

GCWCC Retirees
363 Coventry Road
Ottawa ON  K1K 2C5

Did You Know?

  • Most Canadians — 82%— make a financial donation to charity.
  • Last year, federal retirees donated over $3.2 million through the GCWCC.
  • Every donation allows us to act now, and, in the long term, support those most impacted by COVID-19.

Why Give?


The GCWCC is an extension of what public servants do: improve the lives of Canadians. In 2020, public servants and retirees gave $29.5 million to charities across Canada as part of the GCWCC. To see how donations make a difference, we invite you to read the following stories about people whose lives were changed by GCWCC donations. Together, we can have a tremendous impact on the lives of those in need.

Manon: Getting a Life-Changing Diagnosis

After 10 painful years, Manon finally heard the words, “You have young onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD).” Manon was stunned. She knew very little about Parkinson’s at that point. She thought it was something older people got, not a 27-year-old like herself.

“After my diagnosis, I had to adapt to a new reality. Because of my YOPD, I chose not to have children. I'm focusing on my own health and well-being,” she says. 

Today, she is taking control of her destiny with the support of Parkinson Canada. Funding for innovative research increases knowledge about prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease.


Darquis: Reaching Out and Finding a Family

“A couple years back, I was in a serious work accident and can no longer work. Then my wife died, and I found myself all alone with my son. She was my world and the rock of our family. I felt so lonely. I started hiding out in my basement.” 

Darquis found a new family and a reason to connect with others thanks to the network of agencies supported by United Way Centraide. 

“I feel like I have a purpose in life. And I want to show my son that there’s nothing you can’t overcome.” 

How to Give?


Three simple ways to make your donation:

Online

Click here.

Mail

Return your gift form with the pre-paid envelope.

Phone

Dial 1-877-379-6070.

 

 

Four payment methods available to you: 

Pension deduction

Spread your donations over the year.

  • Your donation will appear on your T4A slip the following year, so you don’t have to keep track of multiple receipts.
  • You can choose to have your monthly pension deduction continue until such time as you notify the GCWCC (1-877-379-6070) of any changes.

Credit card

Give a one-time credit card donation, or spread out your donation with monthly donations.

  • The charge for monthly donations will occur on the 15th day of each month.
  • You can choose to have your monthly donations continue until such time as you notify the GCWCC of any changes (1-877-379-6070).

PayPal

Make a one-time PayPal donation using ePledge and choose to immediately receive a tax receipt by email.

  • On the ePledge form, checking off the PayPal button allows you to proceed to the PayPal site. If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can create one at PayPal
  • The “merchant” name is United Way Ottawa.
  • The charge will occur immediately.

Cheque – via paper form only

Make a single donation, or spread it out with a series of post-dated cheques.

  • Make your cheque(s) payable to “United Way – GCWCC.”

Questions?


If you have questions, please contact us at:

Public Service Pension Centre: 1-800-561-7930

Canadian Forces Pension Office: 1-800-267-0350

GCWCC Information Line:  1-877-379-6070 

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