Donate Securities

Donating securities or stock is a tax-smart way to support Crohn’s and Colitis Canada because you can now donate appreciated stocks, bonds, futures, options and mutual funds and pay no tax on the capital gain. Making a gift of stock or securities is easy. Simply download a Gift of Securities form and follow the instructions.

Other Benefits of Donating a Gift of Securities:

When donating securities, the value for your tax receipt will be calculated based on the closing price of the securities on the day we receive the transfer.

An example of the tax benefit of donating securities to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada:

Option A
Sell your securities and donate the cash
Option B
Donate securities directly to us
Market value of security $10,000  $10,000 
Cost base $5,000 $5,000 
Capital Gain $5,000  $5,000 
Taxable capital gain (50%) $2,500 $2,500 
Tax due on gain at 46.41% $1,160  $0 
Tax receipt for gift $10,000  $10,000 
Value of tax receipt at 46.41 % $4,641  $4,641
Net tax savings $3,481 $4,641 

The above example is based on Ontario federal and provincial combined tax rate. 

To donate securities to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, please download a Gift of Securities form. For more information, please contact us at 1-800-387-1479 or

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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