Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I support Inter Pares’ work?
- Can I volunteer to work overseas or do an internship overseas with Inter Pares?
- Can I volunteer for Inter Pares or do an internship with Inter Pares?
- Can I visit Inter Pares-supported projects in other countries?
- Do you have any job openings?
- How can I find work in international development?
- How do I receive the Inter Pares Bulletin for free?
- Is Inter Pares a religious organization?
- Is my donation tax-deductible?
- How much of your money is spent on administration and fundraising?
- May I see your financial statements?
- I received your information by mail, but I have never requested these materials. How did this happen?
You can donate to Inter Pares, engage in one of our campaigns, subscribe to our newsletter, spread the word about Inter Pares’ work in your networks and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Please visit the page "What you can do" for more information.
Inter Pares is not a volunteer-sending agency, nor do we have offices overseas; rather, we work with local organizations. Several Canadian agencies do send volunteers and interns overseas; visit the websites of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC) and the Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI) to find out which of their members offer this. For Canadians under 30, the federal government also offers youth internships abroad. Visit the Youth Employment Strategy'sCareer Focus page for more information.
We are not currently organized to work with volunteers or interns in a way that would be meaningful and satisfactory for all. Individuals interested in volunteering with a non-profit organization in Ottawa may consult Volunteer Ottawa, a referral agency which lists many volunteer opportunities with local non-profit organizations.
Most of our counterpart organizations are small and, like Inter Pares itself, do not have the capacity nor the infrastructure to deal with volunteers or other visitors in such a way that would make the experience meaningful. If you would like to get to know any of our counterparts better, get in touch with your questions!
Inter Pares is not currently hiring. If a job posting becomes available, we will post this information on our site.
Take a look at the Canadian Council for International Co-operation’s listing of current work opportunities in international development, both in Canada and abroad. The Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale posts opportunities in Quebec on its electronic bulletin board as well. You can also visit Charityvillage.com, idealist.org or the Guardian Weekly for more employment ideas.
Simply e-mail, fax, telephone, or write us to request our print publications. We would be pleased to put you on our mailing list. If you would like to subscribe to our e-newsletter, please visit our subscription page to be added to our e-list.
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Inter Pares is a secular organization, though we are supported by and sometimes collaborate with several faith-based groups.
Inter Pares issues tax receipts for all donations received. Our charitable registration number is (BN) 11897 1100 RR0001. The exact amount of your tax credit varies by province of residence and by taxable income.
With administration costs at 4.0% and fundraising costs at 4.8% in 2012, fully 91.2% of our total expenditures were on our programs supporting social change in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Canada.
We know that information about finances and how money is managed is important when deciding whether to support a charity like Inter Pares. Our financial statements may be found in our Annual Report, which we send each spring to our supporters. It is one of many ways in which we are accountable to the Canadian public and to our donors.
You have been a recipient of our direct mail campaign to attract new donors to our organization. As part of this campaign, we exchange names with other organizations, and send out information about Inter Pares in order to invite Canadians to become supporters. Receiving our literature through this campaign does not mean that you are on our mailing list. We do not retain the names to which we mail (we in fact only see the names of those who reply), so do not have a list from which we can delete your name.