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Securities, stocks, bonds, and mutual funds

Making a gift of stocks, bonds, mutual funds or flow through shares to Diabetes Canada provides a gift to support diabetes research, education, services and advocacy.

Canadians can donate their publicly traded securities or mutual funds without incurring the tax. Capital gains on donated shares are not taxed. This may provide a greater benefit to you than donating cash.


  • Donating stocks, bonds, mutual funds, flow through shares or other securities can be a tax effective way for you to help the more than 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes.
  • By donating your publicly traded securities directly to Diabetes Canada, you will eliminate tax on the capital gain that would be payable if you otherwise sold the security.
  • You will receive a charitable tax receipt for the fair market value of the securities which will reduce taxes on other sources of income.
  • You will help to lead the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure.

Please Note: The information provided is general in nature and not intended to be a substitute for professional legal and/or financial planning advice. Diabetes Canada encourages all donors who are planning a significant gift to consult with their family and seek independent legal and/or financial planning advice.

Give a gift of securities

Complete the form with your broker and return a copy to us to initiate your gift transfer.

Coordinator, Legal Affairs & Legacy Gifts

For more information on making a gift through securities, stocks, bonds, or mutual funds.

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