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Gifts of securities

Change the future of cancer forever

Make your gift today

By supporting the Canadian Cancer Society with a gift of securities, you eliminate the capital gains tax that you would have paid if you sold the securities and donated the proceeds. And you will receive a charitable tax receipt for your donation. Securities can include stocks, mutual funds, and employee stock options.

Donating appreciated stocks, mutual funds or stock options means you pay no tax on the capital gains and receive a tax receipt for the fair market value of the securities. This efficient alternative to cash provides a substantial tax incentive and gives you the satisfaction of seeing your gift put to use today.

A gift of securities is a thoughtful way to support our work saving and improving the lives of people affected by cancer through world-leading research, a compassionate support system and the advancement of healthy public policies. By making a gift today, you are part of a nationwide community that is changing the future for the nearly half of Canadians who are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

To illustrate the added value of transferring a gift of securities, we’ve included the example below:

                                                                                                                                         Sell stock and donate proceeds
Donate stock to the Canadian Cancer Society
Fair Market Value                                                                                                                                                     10,000   
Initial cost of stock                                                                                                                                                   $2,000   
Capital gain (FMV less cost)                                                                                                                                $8,000   
Taxable gain                                                                                                                                                      $4,000 (50%)   
Tax payable on gain (43.7%)                                                                                                                                 $1,748 
Charitable gift receipt                                                                                                                                           $10,000 
Tax credit (43.7%)                                                                                                                                                        $4,370 
Net tax benefit from donation                                                                                                                             $2,622 
Please consider a gift of securities in support of the Canadian Cancer Society and help change the future of cancer. 
Talk to your financial advisor
Talk to your financial advisor to determine which investments will make the most philanthropic and financial impact to you.
Complete the transfer form
Complete the transfer form and instruct your broker to transfer your securities directly to the Canadian Cancer Society. Don’t forget to let the Canadian Cancer Society know of your gift.
Receive a charitable receipt
Upon receipt of the transferred securities to the CCS brokerage account, we will issue a charitable receipt based on the closing market value of the shares on the day they are received in our account. 

Contact us

For more information contact:

Maddy Ball
Coordinator, Leadership & Corporate Giving

What we do

The Canadian Cancer Society works tirelessly to save and improve lives. We fund the brightest minds in cancer research. We provide a compassionate support system for all those affected by cancer, across Canada and for all types of cancer. As the voice for people who care about cancer, we work with governments to shape a healthier society. No other organization does all that we do to make lives better today and transform the future of cancer forever.


This material is intended to provide general information and should not be construed as legal or other advice without first consulting with your legal and/or financial advisor.