1. Our Mission
  2. How many children are sponsored through the CPFQ Palestinian Child Sponsorship Program?
  3. Does the Child Sponsorship Program employ staff or use volunteers?
  4. What does a sponsor provide?
  5. How much of my sponsorship donations will go to my child?
  6. How long is the commitment for sponsorship?
  7. Does the CPFQ Child Sponsorship Program provide tax receipts for sponsors and donors?
  8. When will I receive my tax receipt?
  9. How often will I hear from my child?
  10. What if I do not speak Arabic?
  11. Is the Child Sponsorship Program a faith-based organization?
  12. How do I sponsor a child?
  13. What are my payment options?
  14. Do I have to live in Canada to participate in the program?
  15. I have a question about the sponsorship program. Who do I contact?

1. Our mission

The CPFQ Child Sponsorship Program was created to reduce the impact of poverty on Palestinian children. We work with our sponsors and local Palestinian NGOs so that Palestine’s most vulnerable children can receive financial assistance. We also work to raise awareness and increase public knowledge and involvement on issues related to child poverty in Palestine.

2. How many children are sponsored through the CPFQ Palestinian Child Sponsorship Program?

There are currently about 250 sponsored children in our program. Please sponsor a child now.

3. Does the Child Sponsorship Program employ staff or use volunteers?

Since the Child Sponsorship program was established in 1999, it has been administered by dedicated volunteers who give their time in a variety of areas, including clerical and administration, communications, fundraising and information technology.

4. What does a sponsor provide?

A sponsor provides financial support (a minimum $70 CAD per month) to enable a Palestinian child to access food, clothing, shelter, education and medical assistance.

5. How much of my sponsorship donations will go to my child?

All your sponsorship donations and extra monetary gifts (i.e.; for birthdays, Ramadan, Christmas; etc) will go to your sponsored child. The Child Sponsorship Program does not deduct anything for administrative fees. Separate fund-raising is used to cover banking fees (including wire transfer costs), office supplies, website maintenance, postage stamps, printing or long distance telephone charges; etc. Our Palestinian NGO partners also do not deduct any fees from your sponsorship donations.

6. How long is the commitment for sponsorship?

We require a minimum of one year, but most sponsors continue helping their child until they reach the age of 18. If sponsoring a child isn't right for you, click here to make a general donation to the Palestinian Child Sponsorship Program.

7. Does the CPFQ Child Sponsorship Program provide tax receipts for sponsors and donors?

The Canadian Palestinian Foundation of Quebec (CPFQ), a registered charity in good standing with the Government of Canada, issues receipts for sponsors and donors to the Child Sponsorship Program at the end of each tax year.

8. When will I receive my tax receipt?

Receipts are mailed no later than the end of February of the year following your donations.

9. How often will I hear from my child?

Our Palestinian NGO partners collect the correspondence from sponsored children or their parents and send it to us via courier service for us to distribute to the sponsors. Sponsors normally receive correspondence 3 or 4 times per year.

10. What if I do not speak Arabic?

Correspondence is translated by the CPFQ Child Sponsorship Program You will receive your child’s original message as well as the translated copy in French or English.

11. Is the Child Sponsorship Program a faith-based organization?

No, we are not faith-based and our program serves all Palestinian children, regardless of religion.

12. How do I sponsor a child?

Please complete the short request for information form and we'll send you everything you need to get your sponsorship started.

13. What are my payment options?

You may make donations via MasterCard, Visa, preauthorized banking, cash or cheque.

14. Do I have to live in Canada to participate in the program?

No, you do not need to reside in Canada (Canadian residents qualify to receive charitable receipts). Many of our sponsors reside in the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. These sponsors provide their sponsorship donations by credit card or by wire transfer. Communication is via telephone, email and through our Facebook group.

15. I have a question about the sponsorship program. Who do I contact?

Please contact us at (514) 824-7009 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We'll be happy to respond to all of your questions.