Donate stocks

Make your gift go further—and make a lasting impact

Canuck Place doctor and Canuck Place nurse going over notes

Donate stocks

When you donate stocks, you can support Canuck Place in a tax-savvy way—and your donation goes further than if you sold the shares and donated cash. That’s a bigger impact to help support children with a life-limiting illness, and a bigger impact on the families who love them.

If you’re interested in donating in this way, please contact Natasha Krotez.


Canuck Place nurse with Canuck Place child in a powerchair

How to donate stocks to Canuck Place

  1. Instruct your broker. Download and complete this form.
  2. Send a copy of the form to Canuck Place so we’re aware of your gift. Contact details are on the form.

Once Canuck Place receives the transferred shares, we’ll issue you a tax receipt.


Benefits of donating stocks and securities

The information provided is not intended as legal or financial advice. We encourage you to consult a qualified Financial Advisor.

When you donate stock, you can actually give more to Canuck Place—as much as 20 percent more. That’s because donations of publicly traded securities, like shares, mutual funds, and stock options, are exempt from capital gains tax.

That means your stock donation can do more for the children and families on our program: more care, more play, and more memories.

Your generous gift of stock is entitled to a donation receipt for the full market value (resale) of your contribution.

In addition to a tax break, your gift of securities generates a non-refundable tax credit that has the effect of lowering your income taxes. You can use your tax credit in the year of your gift or carry it forward for up to five additional years.

For example, $10,000 donated in shares would mean nearly $2,000 more for Canuck Place, compared with selling the stock and donating cash.

Sell shares and gift cash to charity Gift shares to charity
Proceeds of disposition (a) $10,000 $10,000
Adjusted cost base (b) $2,000 $2,000
Capital gains (c = a – b) $8,000 $8,000
Tax on capital gains(d = (c x 50%) x 46%)* $1,840 $0
Donation tax credit(e = a x 46%) $4,600 $4,600
Net tax savings from $2,760 $4,600

*The tax rate paid on your last dollar of taxable income.

This example is for illustration purposes only. Please consult your financial and/or legal advisor for tax-effective giving that is most suitable for you. Your charitable receipt will be valued based on the closing price on the day when the shares are legally transferred to Canuck Place’s account.

How can you help?

There are so many ways to give. You can support complex care for children with life-threatening illnesses and families in BC and the Yukon. With your help, Canuck Place will support them in living the end of life as fully as the beginning.