Other Ways to Give

Thank you for choosing to support the Canadian Women’s Foundation! Aside from becoming a monthly donor or making a one-time donation, there are other ways you can help move women and girls out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership.

There are significant tax benefits in donating your securities to the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

Did you know that by donating appreciated stocks, you avoid paying capital gains tax? And donating depreciated stocks will give you the opportunity to offset certain past and future capital gains.

You will also receive an official donation receipt in the amount of the fair market value of the securities donated, thus allowing you to claim a charitable tax credit immediately. Any unused deductions can be carried forward over the next five years. Download the Stock Donation Policy And Guidelines form.

Note: Actual share must be transferred to Canadian Women’s Foundation. If the shares are sold and only the proceeds are donated, the enhanced tax benefits do not apply.

For more information or to discuss your gift designation, email Laura Owen, Director, Philanthropy, or call 1-866-293-4483 ext. 254.

Consider supporting the Canadian Women’s Foundation through workplace giving.

Many companies encourage their employees to make charitable contributions by offering workplace giving programs. These can include:

  1. Payroll deductions: Many companies encourage their employees to make charitable contributions by offering workplace giving programs, through which your contributions are deducted directly from your pay check. Speak to your human resources department to see if they can establish a payroll deduction
  2. Matching donations: Many companies will match employee donations or fundraising initiatives. Speak with your human resources department to learn about your company’s policy on matching donations. Find out more about giving at work by emailing partnerships@canadianwomen.org or calling 416-365-1444 x233.

To donate a used car to the Foundation, you can use this form.

When you donate Shoppers Optimum Points, the Foundation can buy items like office supplies or volunteer thank-you gifts. This lowers our operating costs so that we can devote more support to moving women and girls out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership.

Thank you for pushing for gender justice, not in spite of the times, but because of them. You know it’s the key to unlocking a better future for us all. (Paulette Senior, President and CEO)

Changemaker Updates


April 2022

The pandemic continues to have a disproportionate impact on mothers and caregivers. Learn how you can take action through our Mother Rising campaign, and support programs that help diverse mothers and caregivers overcome the barriers they're facing.

December 2021

With the launch of our Signal For Help Responder Campaign, we're rallying people to help change the culture around gender-based violence from stigma to support. Find out how to become a Signal for Help responder, and learn more about how the violence prevention programs that you support are transforming lives.

August 2021

Read about how your support lifts girls and young people as they move into an uncertain future, as well as how millions in grant support has moved to grassroots organizations in the pandemic.

April 2021

As the Canadian Women's Foundation marks 30 years of impact for gender justice, read about how your support is translating into critical funding, collective action, and urgent advocacy for a pandemic recovery that centres gender equality.

Granting Program Updates


Economic Development Program Impact Report (April 2021)

Learn about how your support empowered women on their journeys out of poverty through economic development programs tailored to their specific needs. These programs provide critical training and skills that help women overcome barriers to employment in diverse fields.

Tireless in the Pandemic (March 2021)

Read about the action of tireless donors and partners to address gender equality and gender justice in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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