A Charitable Will Bequest is a direction in a donor’s Will that instructs their Executor(s)/Trustee(s) to leave one or more of their assets to the Ontario SPCA.

A Charitable Will Bequest is a meaningful way to reduce taxes, increase inheritances to loved ones and make a difference.

Benefits of Charitable Will Bequests include:

  • Convenient
  • Simple
  • Cost-effective
  • Tax Relief
  • Tax Planning
  • Flexible
  • Control
  • Peace of Mind
  • Satisfaction

Click here for sample bequest language.

An individual can make a donation of publicly traded securities to the Ontario SPCA and eliminate the capital gains tax. If a donor owns stocks or mutual funds that have grown in value, they will face a tax bill when sold. By donating them directly to the Ontario SPCA the donor can eliminate their tax bill and make a significant gift at the same time.

Benefits of a Gift of Publicly Traded Securities or Mutual Funds Include

  • Opportunity – An opportunity to make a significant gift.
  • Tax Advantages – By donating appreciated securities or mutual funds directly to the Ontario SPCA capital gains taxes are eliminated.
  • Simple and Convenient – Securities are easy to transfer. The donor’s broker transfers shares from their account to the Ontario SPCA brokerage account. The date of the donation is the date the securities are received in the Ontario SPCA’s account.
  • Recognition – The donor’s gift can be honoured during their lifetime.

How does it work?

A donation receipt is issued for the fair market value of the security on the date the securities are received in the Ontario SPCA’s account. The securities must be transferred to the Ontario SPCA and not sold by the donor. The gift will not qualify for the capital gains tax elimination if the securities are sold and the cash then gifted to a charity.

Visit www.donatestock.ca for detailed information on the donation process, tax benefits and the donation calculator.

Click here to download the Gift of Securities Donation Form.

As a not-for-profit organization funded primarily by public donations, we are especially grateful to the businesses in our communities that support animals in need.

Give at work
Your company can make a real difference in the lives of animals in your community by engaging your employees in support of the Ontario SPCA. Inspire your employees and boost team spirit while raising money to save the lives of animals across the province.

Ways to engage your employees include:

  • Matching gift programs – See if your company matches employees’ gifts!
  • Your own fundraising initiatives
  • Payroll deductions
  • Employee charitable trusts and foundations
  • Participation in event such as the IAMs Friends for Life Walk-A-Thon

Company benefits
Your company will have the opportunity to align with Ontario’s premiere animal welfare organization and engage employees in the process! Employee involvement creates a community of giving back, inspires corporate team spirit, motivates people to make a real difference in their community, and builds invaluable leadership skills.

Employee benefits
Your employees will have the opportunity to support an important cause while having fun at work! By participating in support of the of the Ontario SPCA, your employees will build team-leadership skills, have opportunities for community networking and learn about the important work of the Ontario SPCA and animal welfare issues in our communities.

Contact information
To learn more about the Ontario SPCA’s employee giving program, please email corporategiving@ospca.on.ca or call 1-888-668-7722 ext 320.

Corporate donations
Support the Ontario SPCA today by making a corporate donation and receive a charitable tax receipt for your gift. In doing so, your company may be recognized for your support.

Make your secure corporate donation online now.

If you need additional assistance in arranging your gift, please please email corporategiving@ospca.on.ca or call 1-888-668-7722 ext. 320.

Corporate sponsorship
The Ontario SPCA will work with you to explore your company’s needs and find the right opportunity to ensure your business and marketing objectives are achieved. We have many opportunities available provincially and locally. Please contact corporategiving@ospca.on.ca or call 1-888-668-7722 ext. 320.

Our Corporate Partners
On behalf of the animals we care for and protect, we thank our community partners and sponsors for their generous and ongoing support.

Another great way of giving back to the animals is by donating gift cards directly to our branches. Our staff can then purchase essential shelter supplies on an as-needed basis. Please contact your local shelter to find out what gift cards they are able to accept and use at this time. If eligible, a gift-in-kind tax receipt for 100% of the gift card value can be provided to you.


Gift Card Examples:

  • TSC
  • Global Pet Foods
  • Pet Valu
  • PetSmart
  • Wal*Mart
  • Canadian Tire
  • Local grocery stores
  • etc...

A major gift to the Ontario SPCA can take many forms: from a one-time donation to a gift of stock; to an endowment; to a bequest. You can select the form that best suits your lifestyle and personal giving preferences.

Some people choose to give an outright gift of cash in one lump sum, while others choose to spread their donation out over time by pledging an amount and indicating the time frame in which they want to give. Major gifts can include tangible assets, like real estate, securities, and equipment. Anyone can make a major gift – individuals, families, foundations, and companies.

Major gifts are used to support our animal welfare work across the province and can be directed to your local community if you like. In some cases, a major gift to one of these areas may fund a specific project like a new facility or animal care centre.

However, many people choose to give to our Animal Urgent Care Fund - these are unrestricted gifts that allow us to respond quickly to emergency situations like a natural disaster, or even the investigation of a puppy mill where thousands of animals need to be treated and cared for until forever homes can be found.

To make a Major Gift, please use our donation form or contact our Development Manager, Leadership Giving at kmackenzie@ospca.on.ca or 1-888-668-7722 ext. 309, to learn more about matching our unique giving opportunities with your desired level of charitable support.

See our Planned Giving page for more information on other types of major gift opportunities.