Gifts of Securities

Donating securities is one way you can help to change lives and shape our community’s future. Changes to federal tax regulations make this type of giving more beneficial than ever.

What gifts are eligible?

Eligible stocks and securities include:

  • Stocks
  • Mutual Funds
  • Other

Why give securities?

With the tax on capital gains now reduced to zero, this is the most tax-effective way to donate to United Way

Under federal tax changes effective June 2006, you can donate appreciated securities without paying any capital gains tax.

  • You receive provincial and federal tax credits
  • You receive a tax receipt for the full value of the share, making this more efficient than selling the securities and donating the cash proceeds.
  • You can leave securities to United Way in your will, thereby reducing the tax burden on your estate.

How to donate gifts of securities

Gift of Securities Form (pdf)

To donate gifts of stock or securities, please fill out the linked form, ensuring that the form is signed by the donor and returned to United Way before the gifts of stock or securities are transferred.  Please also note that this form is used to issue the donor’s tax receipt.

If you have any questions please contact our office at 905-436-7377 or email Karie Stephenson at