Our Charter Commitments
Our Charter states that The Laurel Foundation's activities are:
To fund, facilitate and promote services, programs and activities for the care, treatment, habilitation
and rehabilitation of persons:
- with autism spectrum disorders, or whose behaviour is autistic like; or
- who otherwise exhibit, suffer from, or are diagnosed with mental health disorders and behavioural challenges; to enable them and their families to function to their maximum potential within their community.
To support and facilitate the administration of National and International medical missions
- To receive, invest and administer donations, bequests, endowments, trusts and other financial programs and investments the purpose of which are to fund community, research, demonstration and experimental projects and programs to further the knowledge by helping and supporting persons covered in sections (i) and (ii).
- To receive donations, gifts, bequests, funds and property for the purpose of the Foundation, for such other organizations as are “qualified donees” under the provisions of the Income Tax Act and for such other purposes and activities as are authorized for registered charities under the provisions of the Income Tax Act; and
- To do all such other things as are incidental and ancillary to the attainment of the foregoing purposes and the exercise of the powers of the Foundation.
Laurel Foundation Code of Ethics
The Laurel Foundation commits to having:
Respect for the communities we work with and serve.
Integrity in our actions.
Responsibility for our decisions and their consequences.
We are committed to:
- Acting honestly, truthfully and with integrity in all our transactions and dealings;
- Avoiding conflicts of interest;
- Appropriately handling actual or apparent conflicts of interest in our relationships;
- Treating our grantees fairly;
- Treating every individual with dignity and respect;
- Treating our employees with respect, fairness and good faith and providing conditions of employment that safeguard their rights and welfare;
- Ensuring that gender equity be a basic element of employee composition;
- Being a good corporate citizen and complying with both the spirit and the letter of the law;
- Acting responsibly toward the communities in which we work and for the benefit of the communities that we serve;
- Being responsible, transparent and accountable for all of our actions; and
- Improving the accountability, transparency, ethical conduct and effectiveness of the nonprofit field.
Full Laurel Foundation Code of Ethics