Gift of Securities

If you care about the West Island, there is an opportunity for you to leave your mark, now and forever. 

West Island Community Shares has a Gift Planning-Legacy Giving program to sustain its mission of making sure help is available for the 1 in 5 West Islanders who count on a local community group for help each year.

A planned and legacy gift is simple to make and is an excellent way of ensuring that vital services remain available, now and forever.

You can give securities to West Island Community Shares.  If you own shares that have appreciated in value, you can donate them directly to West Island Community Shares and avoid paying tax on the capital gain.

By giving the shares to West Island Community Shares, you receive a donation receipt for the full fair market value of your donation. If you were to sell the shares, you would have to pay tax on 50% of the capital gain.

Planned giving is above all a gesture that comes from the heart. However, it is important to be informed about the tax regulations which will be applied. The more structured your planned gift is, the greater its impact.

Your professional advisor can help you decide which option(s) will work best for you and your family.

To download our pamphlet on Planned Giving, please click here.

To download our Planned and Legacy Giving Policy, please click here.

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20 years and counting!


On September 7th, we launched our annual fundraising campaign and celebrated our 20th anniversary. Our goal is to raise $1.3 million. We believe that, together with everyone in our community who stands behind us, we can do this and make a difference in the lives of West Islanders in need.



We are proud that John Helou, President of Pfizer Canada Inc., and Martin Thibodeau, President, Quebec Headquarters of RBC Royal Bank are our campaign co-chairs. We look forward to working with them to achieve our goal of raising $1.3 Million.



Our Website will have a 20th Anniversary section filled with photos, videos and stories about people overcoming hardships thanks to the community groups who helped them, and the donors, partners and volunteers who hold a special place in our history and in our hearts.  Check back soon! 


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