Reasons to Give

Did You Know?

ISTAR is a self-funded institute of the University of Alberta's Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, meaning that fundraising is a critical component of ISTAR’s annual activities. Please join us in our efforts to give people who stutter back their voice.

So Many Reasons to Donate to ISTAR…

IMMEDIATE IMPACT
You’ll see your dollars at work. Fees for treatment cover a fraction of the cost to operate the Institute for Treatment and Research. The money you donate will allow us to continue to operate and provide effective, life changing treatment for years to come. Your donation will have a tangible effect. Donate now.

SUPPORT IMPORTANT WORK
Your donation will allow ISTAR to build upon 25 years of treatment and research of stuttering. ISTAR is a world leading institute in clinical-based research as it pertains to the effective treatment of stuttering. By ensuring that our ground-breaking research continues, your dollars will facilitate the development of increasingly effective clinical practices in the treatment of stuttering. Donate now.

BE AN AGENT OF CHANGE
You believe in the power of public education and research to overcome the stigma of stuttering. Donate now.

CASH IN YOUR POCKET
Alberta's tax credit has increased by more than 60 per cent for total annual charitable donations over $200. Including the federal tax credit, Albertans receive a 50 per cent non-refundable tax credit for every dollar donated over the $200 threshold. This includes donations made on or after January 1, 2007.

How do you take advantage of this new enhanced tax credit? Simply claim your total charitable donations on your next income tax return. Donate now.
*Applicable to Alberta taxpayers only

GIVING INDUCES PLEASURE
Believe it or not, donating to charity helps stimulate the regions of the brain associated with pleasure, according to a study published by scientists University of Oregon. Donate now.

BE AN ORIGINAL
Become part of a movement made up of a diverse group of people who have found common interest in helping children, teens and adults to find their voice. Donate now.

PAY IT FORWARD
You want to ensure that others receive the same high level of care as you or a loved one received at ISTAR. Donate now.

PROVIDE A HELPING HAND
By designating your donation to the ICAP Fund (ISTAR Client Assistance Program) you will be instrumental in helping those who, due to their financial situation, would otherwise be unable to enter a treatment program at ISTAR. Donate now.

You can make a donation directly by visiting our giving pages by clicking here.

You can also make a donation by contacting ISTAR at 780.492.2619 or istar@ualberta.ca