Give the gift of securities

Give securities, get tax benefits

People signing paperworkWhen you make a gift of securities, you are able to give and receive at the same time. You give much needed funds to help create a future without ALS, and you receive tax benefits in return.

Donating stocks, bonds or mutual funds can offer more tax benefits than if you sold the securities and then donated the cash to ALS Canada. Your gift of securities entitles you to a charitable tax receipt for the full market value (closing price) of your contribution. The easiest way to make a gift of stock is to have the shares electronically transferred from your account to ALS Canada’s account. To do transfer your shares, follow the steps below:

  1. Consult with your financial advisor to determine the securities you will give to ALS Canada.
  2. With your financial advisor, complete our Transfer Intent Form.
  3. Submit the Transfer Intent form to your broker to review, who will then send the form to ALS Canada by email ( or mail using the address below:
    ALS Canada
    Attn: Donations
    393 University Avenue, Suite 1701
    Toronto, ON M5G 1E6

Once the completed Transfer Intent Form is received by ALS Canada from your broker, we will begin the transfer of funds. When your securities are liquidated, a tax receipt will be issued for the closing price recorded the day they were deposited into the account of ALS Canada.

Please note:

  • All securities will be sold at the discretion of the ALS Society of Canada.
  • If you plan to donate securities that are not easily liquidated or are highly volatile, please discuss with your advisor.