Gift of securities

Invest in the Magic of Ooch

Making a gift of securities to Camp Ooch is a worthwhile and tax-free alternative to donating cash. Securities are an easy way to make a difference.

Reasons to give

Every Camp Ooch donation helps kids affected by childhood cancer just be kids. Our programs bring magic, joy and new experiences to kids and families in Ontario throughout the year.

Your support will help us expand across the province, so that we can bring the social cure for cancer closer to families in need.

There is no capital gains tax on gifts of appreciated securities, meaning there are substantial tax incentives. By donating appreciated stocks, mutual funds, segregated funds, bonds or flow through shares to Camp Ooch, your donation is tax free and you’ll receive a tax receipt for the fair market value of the securities.

See your donations at work for more information on the impact of your investment.

Campers and volunteers wearing helmets sitting on woodchips in the forest

$2,000

Gives a kid a magical week of Overnight Camp at Ooch Muskoka

$5,000

Gives kids in the hospital a day of slime-making, crafts, ukulele lessons and more

$10,000

Gives five kids who've lost a sibling to cancer one fun-filled week at Teomul, a special camp for bereaved siblings

Over the last three years our daughter and family have been on the receiving the wonders of Camp Ooch […] wanting to pay it forward […] we looked to our investment portfolio, particularly securities that have appreciated in value.

— Michelle - Ooch Parent and Tax Specialist

How to donate securities

Transferring securities to Camp Ooch is simple:

  1. Consult your financial advisor to determine your options.
  2. Complete our Gift of Securities form and submit to your broker to initiate the transfer.
  3. Notify us of your planned securities transfer by sending us a copy of the completed form as soon as possible*.

Forms can be faxed to 416-961-2267, scanned and emailed to donations@ooch.org, or mailed to:

Angela Barbieri
Camp Oochigeas
464 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5T 2S6

*All securities are transferred into our account anonymously, so it’s important to notify us of your intent before any transfer occurs. Unexpected and/or unidentifiable transfers could delay our ability to recognize your contribution and issue a tax receipt.

Frequently asked questions

How is the value of my tax receipt calculated?

Your tax receipt will be the value of the gift of securities at the end of day closing price on the day the securities are received in our bank account. This is in accordance with CRA rules.

When will I learn about the proceeds amount?

An Ooch team member will reach out to you as soon as your securities have been received in our account and again once the securities have been sold. You’ll receive information on the sale along with the value of your tax receipt.

If you have any questions during this process, please contact donations@ooch.org.

Does Ooch hold investments?

It’s Camp Ooch’s policy not to hold onto securities, so we liquidate the securities as soon as possible.

Ready to make your gift?

Please complete the securities form, submit it to your broker and send us a copy

Gift of Securities form

Other ways to donate

Legacy giving

Join the Brave Spirit Circle: learn how to leave a gift in your will, make Ooch a beneficiary of your RRSP, and more.

Leadership giving

Learn about how you can make a big impact so that every kid affected by childhood cancer from across Ontario can experience the social cure for cancer.

We're here to help

Please contact us for any questions regarding gifts of securities.

Angela Barbieri

Director, Donor Services