Your contribution, no matter the size, will aid us in ensuring that the thousands of children, youth and adults with an intellectual disability who use our programs are able to continue to do so.
Special Olympics Canada is largely a volunteer-based organization, and we depend on support from our partners and donors to provide programs, mentorship, and resources. You can be certain that your donation will be put to use to directly benefit those who we work hard to support.
You can make a gift in several different ways:
Donation at National Level
Special Olympics Canada accepts online donations on behalf of individuals or organizations. You can make a one-time gift or choose to continue giving on a monthly basis. We also offer the option of making a gift in honour or in memory of someone, with the choice of sending a card.
Please visit our Online Donation page to make your gift.
Donation to a Chapter
You can direct your gift to a provincial or territorial Chapter, and in some areas, you can even choose to support a particular local community program.
Please visit your Chapter website to make your local gift now.
Gift of Securities
By donating publicly traded stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other securities to Special Olympics Canada, you are making a tax-smart decision to support our movement, as well as impacting the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability in communities across Canada.
Donating securities is easy:
- Complete our 'Gift & Estate Planning: Information Request Form' (see below) and return it to Special Olympics Canada via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact your stockbroker with your request to transfer stock (Special Olympics Canada's account and broker information are included on our securities form).
A gift of assets allows you to give a significant gift to the Special Olympics Canada movement that will be fully realized in the future. The terms of a planned gift can be changed throughout your lifetime if you decide to modify your charitable bequests.
Planned Giving offers advantages to you, too, as many planned gifts have added tax benefits beyond the usual charitable tax credit, such as a reduction in capital gains tax for a gift of securities.
If you have already designated Special Olympics Canada as a beneficiary in your will, or would like more information, please complete our ‘Gift & Estate Planning: Information Request Form’ (see below) and return it to Special Olympics Canada via email at email@example.com.
Gifts in kind
Gifts in Kind provide Special Olympics Canada with invaluable office and sports equipment, technology and day to day goods that are essential to run our programs and services in communities across Canada. Some companies also offer their services free of charge: for instance, by printing an event program or providing professional advice. All of this reduces our overhead costs and allow us to spend more resources on our greatest priority: enriching the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability through sport.
In donating a Gift in Kind to Special Olympics Canada, we can publicize to our athletes, families, and our online community the generosity of your gift and your commitment to helping our athletes, of all ages and a wide range of abilities, to participate in programs and to experience the transformative power and joy of sport.
For further information about the donation of goods to Special Olympics Canada, please complete our ‘Gift & Estate Planning: Information Request Form’ (see below) and return it to Special Olympics Canada via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can visit our Partnership opportunities page for more details about how your business or organization can support Special Olympics.