Gifts for the Present

Cash

An outright gift of cash is one of the simplest ways to give. Your gift goes to work immediately, meeting current needs or as an endowment. You receive a donation receipt for the full amount you give, resulting in immediate tax savings for you.

Securities

The Federal Tax Legislation allows you to eliminate capital gains tax on donations of publicly listed securities to public charities.

  • Shares listed on most Canadian and certain foreign stock exchanges
  • Prescribed debt obligations
  • Shares of the capital stock of a Canadian public mutual fund corporation
  • Units of widely held Canadian mutual fund trusts
  • Interest in related segregated fund trusts

The benefits of donating a gift of securities are two-fold. First, you will receive a tax receipt for the fair market value of the donation in the amount of the closing trading price on the day the foundation receives the security. Second, your donation is exempt from the capital gains tax that typically applies to the sale of a security.

To make a gift of securities, please email Shawna Frede or call her at 519-584-7479 x 214 for the form to Transfer Gifts of Publicly Traded Securities.