McKiggan Hebert Gives Back – Nova Scotia Nonprofit Challenge

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Non-profit organizations form the heart of the community in Nova Scotia. Through these groups, volunteers, employees and others deliver valuable services and programs to help build healthy communities throughout the province.

In Nova Scotia alone, there are approximately 6,200 non-profit organizations (as of 2012). In addition to providing 34,400 to 37,400 jobs, volunteers contributed hours that were the equivalent of 41,000 full-time jobs through these groups (in 2010). These contributions have helped to make our region strong in a number of ways, adding the equivalent of $1.8 billion worth of services each year to our economy.

Non-profit organizations in Nova Scotia offer nearly every type of service to residents: career counseling, animal protection, women’s centers, health information, environmental education, entrepreneurship training and cultural events. The goal of these groups is not to make a profit, but to do good and to make our province better.

At McKiggan Hebert, we are inspired by the work performed by non-profits in Nova Scotia. We want to give back to those who do so much for us, with our first-ever Mckiggan Hebert Non-Profit Voting Contest.

The way it works is simple: from August 1, 2019 through November 30, 2019, you can vote online for your favorite non-profit organization in Nova Scotia. The top three nonprofits will receive prizes in the amount of $_______  (first place), $_______ (second place) and $____ (third place). All eligible nonprofits that would like to participate can submit their organization to our office to be included in the contest.

Learn more by reading the official rules below, and then be sure to share the contest with your favorite nonprofits. Good luck to all of the participating organizations — and thank you for all that you do!

The Rules

For good and valuable consideration (including, without limitation, the possibility of using your name and application information), the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, organizations and individuals participating in the Mckiggan Hebert Non-Profit Voting Contest are submitting information (including but not limited to names, addresses, and email addresses) to the Mckiggan Hebert Lawyers for use for marketing purposes upon the following express understandings and conditions.

  1. Participation in the contest is limited to Nova Scotia non-profit organizations and legal residents of Canada, ages 13 and older.
  2. Employees of Mckiggan Hebert Lawyers are not eligible to participate.
  3. Non-profit organizations desiring to participate and be considered for a cash prize must provide written notice to Mckiggan Hebert Lawyers. Said written notice must be received on or before July 29, 2019. The written notification must be by way of Canada Post sent to Mckiggan Hebert Lawyers, Attn: Marketing, Purdy’s Wharf, Tower 1, 1959 Upper Water Street, #502, Halifax, NS B3J 3N2, or via fax at (902) 423-6707, or via email at Attempts to provide notice of desire to participate by means other than those specifically listed above are null and void. The notification must include the name of the Nova Scotia nonprofit organization, the organization address and telephone number, and the name of the individual sanctioning the organization’s participation in the Mckiggan Hebert Non-Profit Voting Contest.
  4. Voting will commence on August 1, 2019 at 9:00 am ADT and will conclude on November 30 at 11:59 pm ADT. Except as otherwise provided in these rules, voting will be open to the public. A voter may cast a vote for the organization participating in the Mckiggan Hebert Non-Profit Voting Contest that the voter desires to see be a winner in the Mckiggan Hebert Non-Profit Voting Contest The three (3) organizations receiving the largest amount of votes will be announced on December 15, 2019 at 9:00 am ADT.
  5. Voting will be conducted strictly online. Votes attempted to be cast by any other method are null and void. Votes may be cast by visiting https://www.apmlawyers.com.
  6. Votes will be counted and tallied solely by the Mckiggan Hebert Lawyers and the decision as to the three (3) winning organizations will be final, non-appealable, and non-reviewable. The three (3) nonprofit organizations receiving the most votes will be distributed a portion of the prize money as described below.
  7. The Mckiggan Hebert Lawyers will distribute a grand total of five thousand dollars ($_________) to the three winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to be distributed as follows: the organization receiving the most votes will receive a check for three thousand dollars ($__________); the organization receiving the second most votes will receive a check for one thousand five hundred dollars ($_________); and the organization receiving the third most votes will receive a check for five hundred dollars ($_________). The checks will be made payable to the respective winning organizations and will be provided to a qualified representative of said respective organizations on or before December 31, 2019.
  8. In the event of a tie in voting, the relevant funds will be distributed equally to the respective tied organizations. By way of example, if charity A had ten votes, charity B had five votes, and charity C had five votes, $________ would be distributed to charity A, $________ would be distributed to charity B, and $________ would be distributed to charity C.
  9. Participating organizations agree to produce a qualified individual for a check presentation event that may include media coverage and photo-ops. The check presentation event will take place on or between the dates of December 15, 2019 and December 31, 2019 during normal business hours at a location in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  10. There may be some tax implications for the winning organizations. The Mckiggan Hebert Lawyers recommends that all participants review their participation and winnings with their legal/tax advisor to determine their potential tax liability, if any, in connection with this program. If there is any tax liability, it will be the sole responsibility of the respective winning organizations.
  11. In order to be eligible for participation in the Mckiggan Hebert Non-Profit Voting Contest, the nonprofit organizations cannot to any degree:
    • Suggest legalization of any illegal drugs/activity, prostitution or pornography or other illegal activities or goods;
    • Challenge, lobby for or seek to overthrow any government;
    • Suggest or encourage the taking up of arms against any person, government or entity;
    • Discriminate against, disparage or denigrate any race, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, political orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status or mental or physical disability;
    • Disparage or denigrate a product, service, person, company or organization;
    • Encourage the cessation of or act to negatively impact a business or enterprise;
    • Promote alcohol, illegal drugs or activity, tobacco, firearms/weapons, prostitution or pornography;
    • Be overtly sexual, suggest an intent to abuse or suggest the use of violence;
    • Involve religious advocacy, proselytizing – acts and intentions to advance a religious denomination or expand membership or encourage conversion;
    • Involve political advocacy – acts and intentions to advance a particular political party, candidate and/or cause or to support lobbying for any particular party, candidate and/or cause, or to expand membership or encourage membership for a particular political party, candidate or lobbying effort;
    • Involve furtherance or expansion of a particular political policy or agenda or social policy or agenda with legislative implication;
    • Use materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other identifying elements of any person, living or dead, without permission in any manner which may violate the rights of a third party;
    • Involve any type of alternate medical treatments or therapies for either humans or animals;
    • Involve any type of medical research, procedure or alternate medical treatments or therapies developed through the use of animals or testing upon animals for safety, efficacy, etc.
  1. All individuals and organizations participating in the Mckiggan Hebert Non-Profit Voting Contest agree that:
  • Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Mckiggan Hebert Non-Profit Voting Contest in and capacity whatsoever will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action;
  • Any and all claims, judgments and awards will be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event will attorneys’ fees or other damages be awarded or be recoverable;
  • Under no circumstances will individuals and/or organizations participating in the Mckiggan Hebert Non-Profit Voting Contest be permitted to obtain any award for, and individuals and organizations participating in the Mckiggan Hebert Non-Profit Voting Contest knowingly and expressly wave all rights to seek, punitive, incidental, consequential or special damages, lost profits and/or any other damages;
  • Individuals and organizations participating in the Mckiggan Hebert Non-Profit Voting Contest irrevocably waive any right to seek injunctive or equitable relief; and
  • Individuals and organizations participating in the Mckiggan Hebert Non-Profit Voting Contest release and hold harmless the Mckiggan Hebert Lawyers and its agents and employees from any and all claims that any commercial, advertising, presentation, web content or any other material subsequently produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of the Mckiggan Hebert Lawyers infringes on the rights of the individual or organization.
  1. Individuals and organizations participating in the Mckiggan Hebert Non-Profit Voting Contest agree that the Mckiggan Hebert Lawyers have the right to change, amend, add to, or delete from these rules without notice prior to the start of the Mckiggan Hebert Non-Profit Voting Contest competition.

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