Donate Shares and Securities
Your Donation Makes a Difference For At-Risk Youth
A donation of securities is a fantastic way to make a significant difference to at-risk youth across Ottawa, while reaping some tax benefits. Your gift can be in the form of shares, bonds, or mutual funds.
If you own publicly-traded securities or mutual funds, especially those that have increased in value, donating them to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa (BBBSO) is an excellent way to support our mentoring programs while receiving significant tax advantages.
How to Donate
Changes to Canada’s tax laws mean that you can give a gift of publicly-traded securities to a registered charity like BBBSO and eliminate the capital gains tax on the appreciated value. You will receive a tax receipt based upon the market value of the shares on the date of donation.
Like all donations to BBBSO, your gift of securities supports our mentoring programs which benefit over 1000 at-risk youth across Ottawa annually. Donating shares to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa is quick and easy; simply download our form to get started.