Gift of Shares

Capital gains tax are not applied to a donation of shares of publicly-held securities made out to the United Way Greater Victoria. Simply follow the guidelines and sign the Gift of Securities form  to direct your broker to make the gift of shares, bonds, options on a public Canadian stock exchange, mutual funds and segregated fund units. We will provide a charitable tax receipt for the fair market value of the closing price on the date the shares are processed by us.

To be able to provide you with a receipt, we need to know a gift is coming to our brokerage. We welcome calls from financial advisors, donors and corporate leaders. Please call (250) 220-7365 to discuss your individual interests and how we can best direct your gift

To download the gift of securities form, CLICK HERE


Major Gifts

Do you know that United Way leads the way in social change by addressing root causes of problems facing individuals, families and neighbourhoods? We work closely with our community partners to prevent issues from becoming crisis situations.

United Way funds over 100 programs that help All that kids can be, From poverty to possibility and Strong communities. Can you imagine what lives would be like if these programs did not exist?

By bringing together skills, knowledge, compassion and financial resources, we can change lives for the better for at-risk children and youth, people living in poverty and our community’s seniors. When we provide support to those who need it, the lives of those around them also improve. While each and every gift is important to us, and wide participation is essential, high impact donations transform our ability to meet social needs and build a better, more sustainable future.

For information or to discuss your gift, please contact Marg Rose, Director of Philanthropy at 250-385-6708.

Download our Major Gifts brochure


Planned Giving

Do you want to impact our community to improve the lives of children and youth, the poor, seniors, and people with disabilities, addictions, and mental health challenges? If you believe that being part of a continuum of services which work together is the formula for success, then we hope you will support United Way in a significant way.

Planning a Legacy Gift is one way you and your family can help support the future of your community. Your gift may create a lasting legacy to help people for years to come or provide funds needed today to build a great community for all.

Legacy gifts can take many forms from specific cash bequests to gifts in kind such as securities and other tangible property or life insurance policies. When you are writing a will or updating an old one, we would be honoured if you included United Way Greater Victoria to strengthen and sustain the community you have helped to build.

For information or to discuss your gift, please contact Marg Rose, Director of Philanthropy at 250-385-6708.

Download our Planned Giving brochure


Are you a Leader?

Leaders have the power to change our community. They inspire others to create hope for a positive tomorrow. Being a Leader sets a profound example of giving while making a measurable impact in the community. Together, we can meet urgent needs in the short and long term, changing lives and strengthening the community as a whole.

Here are just a few ways Leaders help create a better future:

  • $1,200 provides a six week parenting course for a family living in poverty or dealing with abuse
  • $2,500 provides supports for 2 young moms to earn their Grade 12 diplomas
  • $5,000 provides 20 homeless youth with the supports and furniture for their first apartments
  • $7,500 provides tutoring throughout the school year for 6 children with learning disabilities

Benefits of being a Leader:

  • Make a meaningful and measurable difference in the community
  • Participate in Leadership Giving events
  • Be recognized in our annual Honour Roll

How to be a Leader:

  • Give through payroll deductions
  • Give through pre-authorized payments by credit card or through a bank account
  • Give a single donation by cash, cheque or credit card
  • Donate online
  • Give through our online Gifts of Securities (click the link) program

For information or to discuss your gift, please contact Marg Rose, Director of Philanthropy at 250-385-6708.