Donate Securities

Make a big impact on your community while reducing your taxes!

Donate stocks to the Depot’s Healthy Food Programs through Canada Helps—it’s simple and secure!

If you have high-value stocks in your portfolio, such as Canadian bank stocks or US stocks, that would trigger large capital gains if you sold them, you can gift them to The Depot’s Healthy Food Programs without paying a cent of capital gains tax. You’ll also receive a tax receipt for the full market value of the stocks on the day they are donated.

Steps to follow:

Contact your financial advisor to discuss which stocks are most advantageous for you to donate.

  1. Go to, click the Donate Now button and choose the Donate Securities tab (or provide this link to your advisor to complete this for
  2. Fill out (or ask your advisor to fill out) the required information in the online form. When you (or your advisor) complete the process, you will be asked to download and print a letter with all the relevant details to complete the transfer.
  3. In order to proceed, you must sign this letter and provide it to your broker.
  4. Within a week or so, Canada Helps will receive the stock, sell it, and distribute the proceeds to The Depot.

You can download a PDF version of these instructions here.

Thank you for your generosity in support of your community!


Contact MARGUERITE KINFACK for more information

EMAIL or 514-483-4680 x 200