Tax Breaks and Travel Funds For CAIS Members
At a meeting to consider ways to improve the financial situation of CAIS and the CJIS, it was pointed out that few of our members take advantage of Canadian tax rules to offset the cost of professional activities and memberships in cultural associations like ours. We ask everyone to take advantage of Canadian tax rules that allow tax deductions for membership in professional organizations and the giving of donations to registered charities. CAIS is a registered charity. The CAIS registered Charitable Organisation number is 89050-7643-RR0001.
Because it is registered, we would encourage all members to consider donations to this organization. The preservation of cultural outlets and the effort to maintain the arts and culture are increasingly dependent on donations and the efforts of members.
Remember too that there is a small travel fund available for those who attend the Annual General Meeting at the annual conference. The travel fund is provided by SSHRCC and it amounts to slightly over $3000. SSHRC rules insist that those funds must be allotted to members who attend the AGM. SSHRC also asks that graduate students receive first priority in funding and then regular members presenting papers and then the general membership.
Travel claim forms are distributed at the AGM and members are asked to submit the claim forms and travel receipts shortly after the conference. Funding is granted ONLY for travel expenses (no food, accommodation costs are accepted).
If you want to know more about this, please write to the CAIS office.