Did You Know?

The cost of vision loss is estimated to be $15.8 billion per year, more than other major disorders such as diabetes.
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Benefits to You – Why Give Securities

If you own publicly traded securities, mutual funds, or flow through shares, you may want to consider donating the securities or mutual funds directly to CNIB. Canadians can donate their publicly traded securities or mutual funds without incurring the Capital gain tax. Capital gains on donated shares are not taxed. This may provide a greater benefit to you than donating cash.

Benefits of the Gift of Securities

Making a Gift of Securities to CNIB accomplishes three things:
  1. You support Canadians living with vision loss through the work of CNIB, providing vision rehabilitation services, research, blindness prevention and public education.
  2. You receive a charitable tax receipt to offset income.
  3. You pay no capital gains tax on the appreciated value of the securities.

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The information on this website is provided for general information purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice and assistance from your legal advisor, financial advisor or tax consultant. We recommend that you discuss your plans with your legal advisor and/or financial advisor before proceeding with a securities, mutual fund, or flow through shares gift.

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