This year donors can donate securities and stocks to support First Book Canada’s mission.

Toronto, ON (March 04, 2024) – Today, First Book Canada/Le Premier Livre Canada is making it even easier to donate securities including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds directly to our organization.  

When you gift securities to First Book Canada, you are supporting First Book Canada’s mission and providing immediate impact. You may be able to reduce your taxes by donating publicly traded securities to First Book Canada because donations to registered charities are exempt from capital gains tax, allowing you to give more. Gifting stocks, securities, and mutual funds is a fantastic way to advance First Book Canada’s mission all while receiving a tax benefit! 

Your contribution is critical to us as our non-profit relies on the generosity of donors like you. With your support, we can continue to offer vital educational resources coast-to-coast-to-coast.

– Heather Farquharson, Executive Director for First Book Canada 

Giving is simple. Consult with your financial advisor to decide which investments make the most financial and philanthropic impact. Then ask your broker to transfer your securities to First Book Canada by completing the appropriate Securities Transfer Form. And finally, get in touch with us when you have made your gift so we can show you, our appreciation.  

First Book Canada’s Impact

Currently, one in four Canadian households does not have a single book in them – early-year literacy has suffered for so many children across the country. Given the importance of literacy capacity, First Book Canada knows just how important it is for children to feel like they belong in their learning environments.

First Book Canada is building a world where every child has access to a quality education. Interested in donating securities, fill out our form today.

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A new digital expression of First Book Canada’s mission.  

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