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A donation of securities allows you to support local health research, while taking advantage of the elimination of capital gains tax on the shares. 

Click here to find CRA gift of stock information.


When you donate a gift of securities to Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation the taxable capital gain is eliminated.  You will receive a tax receipt for the full market value of the security in the amount of the closing trading price on the day DMRF receives the security.

This process can take place in three simple steps:


Contact your financial advisor.

It is important to discuss your interest in making a gift to DMRF with a trusted financial advisor.


Contact Ms. Jen Laurette at DMRF.

This is an opportunity to discuss the purpose of your gift, units being considered, and to provide her with your broker's contact information.


Work with your broker to initiate the transfer.

To initiate the transfer, your broker needs to contact the Foundation's custodian: Transfer of Securities Form

DMRF will send you an acknowledgement of your donation in a timely fashion, with tax receipt to follow.

Contacts & Transfer Details

Ms. Jen Laurette, Director, Philanthropy
Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation
5743 University Avenue, Suite 98
PO 15000 Halifax NS B3H 4R2
(w) (902) 494-4180 (c) (902) 719-6298

CIBC Wood Gundy
2100-150 Elgin Street, Ottawa ON, K2P 1L4
Gallant MacDonald Team
Phone: 613-783-7846
Fax: 613-239-2917

Transfer information:

Account: 475-15960-18
Account Name: Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation
FINS#: T079

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  • Please note that DMRF does not provide tax or financial advice. The Foundation strongly recommends that you always consult an expert, such as an accountant, financial advisor, or estate planner prior to making a significant donation of any type. 
  • Please note that the value of the donation receipt is based on the closing bid price on the day the securities are legally received in the Foundation account with its custodian.