Give more and eliminate taxes

You can make a difference in the lives of people facing cancer by donating publicly listed securities (stocks, bonds and mutual funds) to the BC Cancer Foundation.

Thanks to tax law changes in 2006, Canadians who donate appreciated securities directly to a registered charity eliminate capital gains tax on the investment. These gifts support life-saving research and care at BC Cancer.

Donating stocks is easy

  1. Complete the BC Cancer Foundation Securities Transfer Form (PDF) with your broker and ask them to initiate the transfer. If you do not have a broker, please send the completed form directly to your delivering institution.
  2. Send a copy of the completed form to our broker, National Bank of Canada, at linda.leung@nbc.ca and to us at paul.wylie@bccancer.bc.ca.
  3. Upon acceptance of the transferred shares (up to two days for shares or a few weeks in the case of mutual funds) the BC Cancer Foundation will issue you a tax receipt for the average of the high and low trading prices of the securities on the date that they are received in our account. 

*Please note: To be accepted by the BC Cancer Foundation, securities must be listed on a stock exchange and not related to tobacco.

Donating stocks through your will

You can also donate stocks through your will and receive tax savings for your estate. For more information, or if you are the executor of someone else’s will and would like to distribute shares from the estate, please contact us.

Contact us

For more information, please contact the BC Cancer Foundation in your community, the provincial office at 604.877.6040, toll free at 1.888.906.2873 or by email at legacy@bccancer.bc.ca. Your own financial advisor can also explain the process and help you decide what's best for you.

The above information is general in nature and is not intended as legal or tax advice. We can help you support cancer research and care in British Columbia by working with you and your financial and legal professional advisors.