The most advantageous way to give to charity
In Canada, a gift of shares and other listed securities is the most tax-effective way of making a charitable donation. You may already own securities that have grown in value. By transferring them directly to the YMCA rather than selling them to donate the proceeds, you will not pay any capital gains tax on their disposition. You will also, of course, benefit from the charitable tax credit for donations.
Transferring shares to invest in our mission is easy and simple, and can be done electronically.