MORE WAYS TO SUPPORT LIFE

Multi-year leadership pledge

Make a multi-year leadership commitment that results in catalytic change. Fulfilled over a period of your choosing, you can designate your gift to a particular initiative, like our symposium, National Conference, or mentoring resources. Start the conversation today. Call 855.239.0622 to speak with Nicole Scheidl about an area of support that aligns with your vision for life-affirming healthcare.

Wills and estates

Leave an enduring legacy for life by pledging a portion of your estate to Canadian Physicians for Life. Bequests, or planned gifts, can be a set amount or a ‘residual’ percentage of your estate. There is no cost to you now and you can change your estate plans at any time. Call us to speak with a planned giving officer. 855.239.0622.

Gifts of Shares

One of the most efficient ways to give—without paying capital gains tax—is to donate appreciated shares. When you transfer appreciated shares to CPL’s designated broker, there is no capital gain tax paid, ensuring that the full value of your donation goes to our work, not the government. Official tax receipts are issued for the full transactional amount.

How it works

SELL SHARES AND DONATE
Current value: $50,000
Amount paid: $10,000
Capital gains: $40,000 (current value minus purchase price)
Capital Gains Tax: $10,000 ($40,000 x 50% taxable gains x 50%)
Tax Credit: $25,000 ($50,000 donation x 50%)
Total Tax Savings: $15,000 ($25,000 – $10,000)
Net Cost of Donation: $35,000 ($50,000 – $15,000 in saving)
DIRECTLY DONATE SHARES
Current value: $50,000
Amount paid: $10,000
Capital gains: $40,000 (current value minus purchase price)
Capital Gains Tax: $0 (no capital gains tax paid on donated shares)
Tax Credit: $25,000 ($50,000 donation x 50%)
Total Tax Savings: $35,000 ($25,000 + $10,000, tax not paid)
Net Cost of Donation: $15,000 ($50,000 – $35,000 in saving)

Cashless assets

Gifts of vehicles, underused property, or other non-cash assets are highly impactful and tax-smart methods of giving that eliminate capital gains tax and provide an official tax receipt for the full market value. Discover how by calling us at 855.239.0622.

Tribute gifts

Honour a special person in your life by making a tribute naming gift. Contact us to learn more about naming and recognition opportunities. 855.239.0622.

Canadian Physicians for Life is grateful to you for your courageous commitment to ethical, life-affirming healthcare. Your generosity is critical to the future of Canadian healthcare.

Bioethics Symposia
Feb 3rd – 5th, 2023 – Vancouver
June 23rd – 25th,  2023 – Toronto

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Annual Conference

October 27th – 29th, 2023 – Ottawa, ON

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What do I need to know about you as a person to give you the best care possible?”

Dr. Harvey Chochinov

“The calling and the conduct of the doctor is care for others, and the meeting of doctor and patient is a supreme occasion for being human.”

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

“You matter because you are you. You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.”

Dame Cicely Saunders

“The secret is not to be afraid of [powerlessness] – not to run away. The dying know that we are not God… All they ask is that we do not desert them.”

Dr. Sheila Cassidy