Making a gift of stocks, bonds, mutual funds or flow through shares to Diabetes Canada provides a gift to support diabetes research, education, services and advocacy.

Canadians can donate their publicly traded securities or mutual funds without incurring the tax. Capital gains on donated shares are not taxed. This may provide a greater benefit to you than donating cash.


  • Donating stocks, bonds, mutual funds, flow through shares or other securities can be a tax effective way for you to help the more than nine million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes.
  • By donating your publicly traded securities directly to Diabetes Canada, you will eliminate tax on the capital gain that would be payable if you otherwise sold the security.
  • You will receive a charitable tax receipt for the fair market value of the securities which will reduce taxes on other sources of income.
  • You will help to lead the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure.


Selling Shares on the Market & Donating Cash
Donating Shares
Fair market value of shares $100,000 $100,000
Cost of shares $20,000 $20,000
Capital gains realized $80,000 $80,000
Taxable capital gain $40,000 (50%) $0
Taxes payable (assume 46%) $18,400 $0
Tax credit* (assume Ontario resident) $46,000 $46,000
Net tax reduction $27,000 $46,000

This example is only for illustration purposes. The tax impact will depend on individual circumstances.

Make a gift now

In order to initiate your gift transfer, please complete the Letter of Instruction - Transfer of Securities form with your broker and return a copy to Diabetes Canada.

For more information, please contact:

Niambi Martin-John, Director, Leadership Philanthropy & Donor Relations, at 1-800-BANTING (226-8464) or email

Keep diabetes research moving forward

Your donation will ensure research never stops – help End Diabetes Now.