Gifts of Stock and Securities

A donation of securities or mutual funds is an efficient way to make a commitment to healthcare in our community, while realizing tax savings.

The Canada Revenue Agency does not apply capital gains tax on donations of publicly traded securities. Capitals gains are the increase in the value of your securities over the price you paid at purchase.

When you sell your shares for cash, you’re responsible for the tax due on the gain, even if you plan to donate the proceeds from the sale. If you pay the tax out of those proceeds, there’s less money left to donate. Your charity receives a smaller donation and you have a smaller donation to claim for your charitable tax credit at the end of the year.

To initiate a transfer of securities donation, please CLICK HERE

For more information on making a gift of securities, please contact Shannon Moon, Vice President, Annual, Events & Operations at or call 416-469-6580 x3425