Note from the Treasurer:

Renewals, Donations, and Bill Sponsorship Opportunities

The CAHS Executive would once again like to thank everyone who has continued to respond in the past couple of months with renewals and donations. Your generosity is amazing and is helping us not fall too far behind in paying our financial commitments. Nevertheless, we are still in financial need. As mentioned before, the CAHS has maintained 100% of its operations on the Journal, the website, the e-newsletter, and the behind-the-scenes administration - all of which incur costs. The income sent to the CAHS for renewals and donations this spring and summer was less than 50% of what was received by the CAHS in 2019 over the same period of time. Unfortunately, this decrease in income over our first and second quarters continues to affect our ability to carry out our operations for the rest of the year. Specifically, we still do not have all the cash we need to pay for the printing and mailing of the next two Journals on which our editor and editorial committee have been working over the past weeks.

Renewals Needed: We ask our members who still need to renew for 2018, 2019, and 2020 to do so as soon as possible. Even when people are behind in renewing for a year or more, the CAHS has had 100% of its operating costs for 2018, 2019, and 2020. You can renew online (paying with your credit card or PayPal) at the following link: If you would prefer to mail a cheque or credit card number for your renewal or donation, you can download the PDF version of the membership form here or the donation form here. If you choose to mail your renewal, we ask that you email our treasurer (Rachel Heide) for her home address, which will ensure quicker processing of your renewal. You may also email her to inquire as to your membership status.

Donations Needed: Donations are also an important part of our funding streams. We would greatly appreciate it if you could consider donating to the CAHS to help us maintain our bills, website, and Journal production. You can donate online at our website (paying with your credit card or PayPal) at the following link: Do you know of a corporation that would be interested in, or is in a position to, support the CAHS through a Corporate membership or a sponsorship donation? It would be greatly appreciated if you could reach out to your corporate donor network and advocate supporting the CAHS financially. More information about corporate membership is available at the link

Bill Sponsors Needed: Returning to the topic of our annual operational expenses, did you realize that operational costs for printing, postage, the website, insurance, auditing, bank charges and storage rental surpasses $40,000? The CAHS would welcome individuals or businesses willing to commit to sponsor the payment of specific bills, either in full or partially. Committing to covering a specific bill (for 2, 3, or 5 years) would help us know we have the funds to cover specific recurring bills and would allow us to focus our income streams and fundraising efforts on a shorter list of operational bills. For example, we need $1500 a year for banking and credit card fees, $2000 a year for storage, $3500 a year for the website, $4000 a year for insurance, and $6200 a year for our audit. Mailing each issue of the Journal requires $1000 for mailing house services, $1200 for postage, and $3500 for printing. If you are interested in sponsoring an operational bill (either in full or in part), please reach out to the treasurer (Rachel Heide) to discuss which bill, the amount, the commitment length, and payment options.

Thanks again for your support of the CAHS, especially as we try to find ways to continue our operations and Journal production during the added mental and financial stress of COVID-19.

Cordially Yours,
~Dr Rachel Lea Heide
CAHS National Treasurer