Donation of Securities

Donation of securities is one of the most tax-smart ways to give. There are a number of reasons to give gifts-of-stock. Here are some examples of how gifts-of-stock benefit you and Surrey Women’s Centre.

By contributing to Surrey Women’s Centre, you are helping to empower and uplift individuals and families who have experienced violence and abuse, ultimately contributing to stronger, healthier communities.

To initiate the process of donating securities, please download the gift of securities transfer form from our website or send an email to

If you are an executor, personal representative, estate trustee, liquidator, trust officer, lawyer, or an individual transferring securities on behalf of an estate or trust, please use the estate transfer of securities form available on our website.

Why Donate Securities to Surrey Women’s Centre?

When you donate securities to Surrey Women’s Centre, you will receive a donation receipt for the full market value of your contribution. This receipt will result in a non-refundable tax credit that can reduce your income taxes. You can apply this credit in the year of your gift or carry it forward for up to five additional years.

One significant advantage of donating securities is that you won’t be subject to capital gains tax on the appreciated value of your securities. Directly donating securities to Surrey Women’s Centre allows you to avoid capital gains tax, maximize the return on your investment, and preserve tax credits for use against other taxable income.

The chart below illustrates the tax advantages of donating shares to Surrey Women’s Centre instead of selling them and donating the proceeds. This calculation is based on a tax rate of 50%.

tax savings

It’s easy to give to Surrey Women’s Centre

While it seems complicated, all you need to do is speak with your bank or broker to arrange for the stock to be gifted to Surrey Women’s Centre.

You will need the following information to do that:

  • Legal Name: Surrey Women’s Centre
  • Address: 10075 Whalley Boulevard; Surrey, BC, V3T 4G1
  • Charity Registration #: 140327891RR0001

Seek financial advice

Please note – the information above does not constitute legal or financial advice. We strongly suggest you to seek professional legal and financial advice before making a gift of stock to us.

Please help us keep women safe and secure

In 2020, one woman was violently killed every 2.5 days in Canada according to a report in the Canadian Femicide Observatory For Justice & Accountability (CFOJA).