Canada Electronic Banking Instructions

This article will cover how to sign up for electronic funds transfer (EFT) or direct deposit from Benevity to your organization's bank account for Canadian causes. 

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How to apply for Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT): 

Valid Supporting Documentation:

  • Official Bank Document (Letter from Bank or Void Check)
    • Can also include a Bank Statement IF all details below are displayed on it

This document must show the following specified and typed items:

  • Account Holder Name (Beneficiary)
  • Bank Name
  • Bank Address
  • Account Number
  • SWIFT

Please ensure the information entered on the form corresponds to the information on the supporting document.

  • Log in to the Causes Portal: https://causes.benevity.org/
  • Click on the 'Donation Method' tab on the left-hand side menu
  • Select the ‘Update Donation Payment Method’ button
  • Fill out the blank fields as directed
  • Upload a supporting bank document and ensure the information provided on the form matches the information on the supporting document
  • Review the information and click ‘Submit’