Give more and eliminate taxes

You can make a difference in the lives of cancer patients by donating publicly listed securities (shares), whether they have increased or decreased in value. Thanks to tax law changes in 2006, Canadians who donate appreciated securities (including stocks, bonds and mutual funds) directly to a registered charity eliminate capital gains tax on the investment. By doing this, donors can make a significant contribution to support cancer research at BC Cancer.

Donating stocks is easy

  1. Contact us at 604.877.6040 or toll free 1.888.906.2873 to discuss whether we are able to accept the specific securities.
  2. Download and complete the BC Cancer Foundation Securities Transfer Form (PDF).
  3. Follow the easy instructions on the form to complete the transfer.

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 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.