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Ways to Give

There are numerous ways to make your sacrificial gift to the Family of Faith campaign:

Outright Gifts

Outright contributions of cash or cheques are the most direct way to support the campaign.


Pledges to the campaign can be paid over a period of three to five years. Most donors make their pledge via credit card, debit or post-dated cheques.

Gifts of Life Insurance

A gift of insurance could cost less than a dollar a day after tax. Policy and premiums can be structured to fit easily into any budget and are fully tax deductible. The Development Office has a list of insurance professionals to assist.

Three Ways to Make A Gift of Insurance

If you want a tax receipt now:

  • Open a new policy and name the Family of Faith campaign as the owner and beneficiary (irrevocable);
  • You will receive a tax receipt each year for the premiums paid;
  • Upon death the insurance proceeds are disbursed to the Archdiocese of Toronto.

If you want a tax receipt later:

  • Open a new policy and name the Family of Faith campaign as the beneficiary (revocable);
  • Upon death the insurance proceeds are disbursed to the Archdiocese of Toronto which issues a tax receipt to your estate. You receive no tax benefit while living.

If you want to provide a gift of an existing policy you no longer need:

  • The tax receipt will be for the actuarially determined fair market value of the policy;
  • If premiums are still owed, you continue to make the payments and receive a tax receipt.


When you make a gift of appreciated securities from a recognized stock exchange, you will not have to pay any capital gains tax if you transfer the securities directly from your account to the Archdiocese of Toronto’s account. This can offer a greater tax advantage than if you were to make a gift of cash.

Gifts of securities can include:

  • Stocks
  • Mutual funds
  • Bonds



The campaign can receive a range of nonmonetary gifts, commonly referred to as "gifts-in-kind."

Examples include: real estate, artwork, antiques, rare books of art, special equipment and other tangible personal property.

Canada Revenue Agency advises a receipt for the fair market value of the gift, not the appraised value, may be provided. Each gift is unique and must be handled on a case by case basis.


There are two main types of Charitable Gift Annuities. The Family of Faith campaign can offer "re-insured annuities." The Development Office maintains a list of professional advisors who can assist you in the purchase of an annuity.

  •  RRSPs and RRIFs
  • RRSPs and RRIFs can be received by the Family of Faith campaign. As this is a donor’s retirement savings, great care must to taken to determine if it is the best asset to use as a gift to the campaign.


You can leave a bequest to the Family of Faith campaign in your Will.

The proper legal wording for a bequest to the campaign is:

Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation for the Diocese of Toronto, in Canada for the benefit of The Family of Faith Capital Campaign (to be credited to the parish campaign goal of __________ Parish located at ____________________).

The Development Office has a list of lawyers across the archdiocese if you are in need of one to assist in the preparation of your Will.

 Download a PDF of the information above.

Matching Gifts: Increase the Impact of Your Gift

Your contribution to the Family of Faith campaign through your parish may be doubled or tripled, if your employer has a matching gift program. Some employers will even match gifts made by retirees and spouses of employees. Many employers, including those listed below may have programs that will match your gift to the Family of Faith campaign.  Every employer's program will have its own particular requirements. Why not ask your employer if they have a matching gift program?

If your employer has a matching gift program, please complete the employer's matching gift form (typically available via the employer's Human Resources Department), complete it, and send with your pledge card to the Family of Faith campaign office. Your parish will receive credit for both your gift, and the employer's match!



3M Canada Inc.


Accenture Inc.

Advantage Group International Inc.

Adobe Systems Inc.

ADP Canada

Air Products and Chemicals Inc.

Alcantel-Lucent Canada Inc.

American Express Canada Inc.

American International Group Inc.

American Standard Canada

Arrow Electronics Inc.

Aurion Capital Management Inc.



BASF Canada

BCE Inc.

Bell Canada

Benjamin Moore and Co.

BF Goodrich Canada Inc.

Black and Decker Inc.

Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP

BMO Bank of Montreal

BMO Nesbitt Burns

BMW Canada Inc.

Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd.

Boeing Canada

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Boreal Insurance Inc.

Brenda Mines

Brookfield Asset Management Inc.


CA Technologies

Cadence Design Systems

Campbell Co. of Canada

Canada Dry Mott's Inc.

Canada Stearnship Lines

Canadian Hunter Exploration Ltd.

Canadian National Railway Co.

Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd.

CanUtilities Holdings Ltd.

Cargill Ltd.

Carrier Canada

CCL Industries Inc.

Celestica Inc.

CGC Inc.

Chrysler Canada Inc.

CHUBB Insurance Co. of Canada

Cisco Systems Inc.

Citibank Canada

Citigroup Inc.

Clarica Life Insurance Co.

Coca-Cola Co.

Corby Spirit and Wine

Credit Union Central of Ontario

Credit Suisse


Dell Canada Inc.

Delta Hotels and Resorts

Deutsche Bank AG, Canada Branch

Dole Food Co., Inc.

Domtar Corp.

Dow Chemical Canada ULC

Dow Coming Canada

Dow Jones & Co.

Dundee Corp.

Dun & Bradstreet Corp.

DuPont Canada



Eaton Corp.

eBay Inc.

Economical Insurance

Emerson Electric Co.

Empire Life Insurance Co.

Enbridge Inc.

Equitable Life of Canada

Extendicare (Canada) Inc.



Farm Credit Canada

Fidelity Investments Canada

Fiductary Trust Canada

Finning Canada Inc.

Fisher Scientific Co.

FMC Corp.

Ford Motor Co. of Canada Ltd.

Four Seasons Hotels Ltd.

Future Shop Ltd.


GE Canada

General Mills Canada Corp.

General Re Corp.

Gillette Canada Inc.

The Globe and Mail Inc.

The Great-West Life Assurance Co.

The Guarantee


H& R Block Canada Inc.

H.J. Heinz Co. of Canada LP

Harper Collins Publishers

Hershey Canada Inc.

Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co.

Home Depot of Canada Inc.

Honeywell Ltd.

HSBC Bank Canada

Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.


IBM Canada Ltd.

Imax Corp.

Imperial Oil Ltd.

Ingersoll-Rand Canada Inc.

Intact Insurance Co.

Invesco Canada Ltd.

Investors Group


J.P. Morgan

Johnson & Johnson Inc.

Johnson Controls

Jostens Canada Inc.



Kellogg Canada Inc.

Kimberley-Clark Foundation

Kodak Canada Inc.

KPMG LLP (Canada)

Kraft Canada Inc.



Labatt Breweries of Canada

Lafarge Canada Inc.

Leo Burnett Company Ltd.

Levi Strauss & Co.

London Life Insurance Co.


Mackenzie Investments

Magellan Aerospace Corp.

Manulife Financial

Mark's Work Wearhouse Ltd.

MasterCard Canada

McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Ltd.

McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd.

McKesson Canada Corp.

MediaCom Canada

Mercer LLC

Merill Lynch Canada Inc.

Microsoft Canada Inc.

Mitel Networks Corp.

Mitsui & Co. (Canada) Ltd.

Mobil Oil Canada Ltd.

Motorola Mobility Canada Ltd.


Nabisco Brands Ltd.

Nacan Products Ltd.

National Bank of Canada

NCR Canada Inc.

Nelson Education

Nestle Purina

Newell Rubbermaid Inc.

Nike, Inc.



Oracle Canada Inc.

Otis Elevator C.

Owens-Coming Canada LP


PCL Constructors Inc.

Pearson Canada Inc.

Pepsico Canada

PitneyBowes Inc.

Polaroid Canada Inc.

The Printing House Ltd.

Procor Ltd.

Proctor & Gamble Canada


Quaker Oats Company of Canada Ltd.



Reader's Digest Media Canada

Rio Tinto Alcan

Rolls-Royce Canada Ltd.

Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Co. of Canada

Russell Investments

Ryder System, Inc.


S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.

Scott Paper Ltd.

Sears Canada Inc.

Shaklee Canada Inc.

Shell Canada Ltd.

Sony of Canada Ltd.

Standard Life

Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada

Suncor Energy Inc.



Teck Resources Ltd.


Tembec Inc.

Thomson Reuters Canada Ltd.

Towers Watson

Transamerica Life Canada

The Travelers Indemnity Co.


Ultramar Canada Ltd.

Unilever Canada Inc.

UBS Canada Inc.

UPS Foundation


Vartan Medical Systems Canada, Inc.


Wal-Mart Canada Corp.

Weyerhaeuser Co. Ltd.

Zurich Insurance Co.


More Information

For more information about making a bequest, gift of insurance, securities, gift-in-kind, annuity or RRSP/RRIF please contact the Archdiocese of Toronto’s Development Office.

Development Office
1155 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4T 1W2

Quentin Schesnuik
Manager, Planned Giving and Personal Gifts
416-934-3400 x561

This page provides information only and is not intended to replace independent financial advice for donors to the Family of Faith campaign.

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