Canadian Croatian Foundation for Demining obtains Charity Status

VANCOUVER, Dec. 9 /CNW/ - The Canadian Croatian Foundation for Demining (CCFD) is pleased to announce that it has been granted Canadian charity status and execution of a Contractor Intermediary Agreement with the International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance (ITF).     Charity status allows CCFD to issue tax receipts to Canadian donors, while the agreement with ITF will leverage Canadian donors' donations by matching each dollar raised with an additional dollar via the US Matching Fund Mechanism.

Demining projects will be developed using the Croatian Mine Action Centre (CROMAC) database following CCFD's guidelines. These guidelines will focus demining projects at sites near schools, playgrounds and other highly frequented areas as well as land that is best suited for agricultural and other use.  Micro projects will be a priority as they will provide donors the opportunity to develop and fund entire projects.   

Sara Shawesh, CCFD's President explained, "Many of us have forgotten that Croatia, Canada's NATO ally and soon to be EU member, has 800 000 people living in close proximity to suspected mine fields.  Croatia has signed and implemented the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty and destroyed all landmine stockpiles.  CCFD's goal is to see that all landmines are removed from Croatian soil.  Obtaining charitable status in Canada will further help achieve this goal."

Individuals and corporations interested in supporting demining efforts in Croatia are encouraged to donate by visiting CCFD's website available on the following link: Membership and volunteer forms are also available on the website.

ITF is a humanitarian, non-profit organization devoted to eradication of landmines from the region of South-eastern Europe and the world.  For additional information on ITF please visit the following link:

CROMAC is Croatian national institution responsible for the coordination of mine action activities in Croatia and it was founded in 1998 by Croatian Government.  For additional information on CROMAC please visit the following link:

CCFD is a Canadian charitable registered non-profit society whose objective is to remove landmines in Croatia.  For additional information on CCFD please visit the following link:


For further information: For further information:

Marko Dekovic
Director - Canadian Croatian Foundation for Demining  
Tel: 778-918-8394      

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