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Make a Tribute Gift, Legacy Gift, or Gift of Securities

Mark a special occasion, honour a special person, or leave a lasting impact with a meaningful gift.

Tribute Gift

Tribute gifts can be made to Canucks Autism Network in a number of thoughtful ways: in honour of someone you care about; in memory of a loved one, or in recognition of a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary, wedding, or any other special occasion. Canucks Autism Network will send an appropriate acknowledgement to the person or group that you specify.

Make an online tribute gift and help change lives.  If you are hosting a special occasion benefiting Canucks Autism Network, we would love to speak with you about ways we can recognize your thoughtful gift.

To get started, make your charitable gift online by selecting the “This gift is in honour, memory, or support of someone” box under Tribute Gift  in the online donation form.

Legacy Gift

A charitable bequest is a gift specified in your will. It is an effective way to support the programs, training initiatives and events offered by Canucks Autism Network (CAN) well into the future. You can designate a certain sum of money, a particular asset, or a portion of your estate.

How to Leave a Bequest
When making or revising a will, it is recommended that you obtain assistance from your legal advisor (lawyer or notary experienced in estate planning).  Your advisor can help you prepare a new will or add a codicil to your existing one.

See our examples for Leaving a Bequest in Your Will.

This document can be used for discussion between you and your legal advisor, however, it is not intended to be legal advice.


Gift of Securities

Donating appreciated stocks or mutual funds is the most tax-effective way to make an outright gift during your life or as part of a legacy gift. When an individual sells an appreciated stock or mutual fund they are required to pay tax on 50 percent of the capital gain. However, the federal budget of May 2006 eliminated capital gains on gifts of publicly traded securities to public charities. Publicly traded securities are all securities listed on Canadian and major international exchanges.

Benefits of donating stocks:

  • A charitable tax receipt will be issued for the fair market value of the securities
  • No capital gains tax owing if gifted to a registered Canadian charity
  • Opportunity to create a lasting charitable legacy through estate planning
  • Excess credit may be carried forward for up to five years if your donation exceeds the amount eligible for a tax credit in the year your donation is made

Transferring your appreciated securities to the Canucks Autism Network is easy. Fill out our Securities Donation Letter Form or download a printable PDF.

Questions about planned gifts?

Please contact our office at (604) 685-4049  or email us at [email protected] for event support and acknowledgement ideas.