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Stocks & Securities

Gifts of securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds) enable you to make a big difference in ensuring that environmental protection is enshrined in law – and you’ll realize great tax savings at the same time.

In 2006, the federal government eliminated capital gains tax on publicly traded stocks and securities when they are donated to a registered charity. If you sell your appreciated securities, you will incur capital gains tax; if you donate them directly, you will eliminate the capital gains tax AND you will be issued a donation receipt for their fair market value at the time we receive the securities.

This means that donating the securities to West Coast Environmental Law Research Foundation provides greater tax benefits than giving cash – and it’s just as easy.

For more information, please contact us:

By email: Lucy Hough, Director of Development, donations@wcel.org

By phone: 1-800-330-9235 (in BC) or 604-601-2509 (in Metro Vancouver)

By mail or fax: Click here for a printable form (PDF). Fax your form to 604-684-1312 or return by mail to 200-2006 W. 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 2B3