Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Gifts of Securities

Securities can include stocks, mutual funds, segregated funds, bonds, flow-through shares, and employee stock options. 
Benefits of donating securities By donating securities directly to the Bruce Trail Conservancy, rather than cashing them in and donating the proceeds:

You eliminate the capital gains tax
You receive a charitable tax receipt for the full closing value of the securities  You can make the donation easily. The transfer can be done electronically by your broker from your account to the Bruce Trail Conservancy’s account.
How to donate securities to the Bruce Trail Conservancy

  1. Contact the Bruce Trail Conservancy to advise us of your gift at 1-800-665-4453 ext. 233 or by our Contact Us Form
  2. Complete the securities transfer form and send one copy to your broker and the other to the Bruce Trail Conservancy by mail, fax or email.
  3. Your broker initiates the trade and transfers your gift of securities to the Bruce Trail Conservancy. This usually happens electronically and within 3-5 business days.
  4. Bruce Trail Conservancy sells the securities and receives the current value.
  5. You receive a tax-receipt for the full closing value of the securities on the day the Bruce Trail Conservancy receives it.
  6. Your gift contributes to preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever. 

Please seek professional advice from a financial advisor before making a gift of securities, and for a full explanation of the tax benefits for you.

For more information on Gift of Securities, contact:

Gloria Vidovich
Planned Giving & Donor Relations Officer
905-529-6821, ext. 248

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More Ways to Give

Community Fundraising
From lemonade stands to  garage sales, dinner parties to a-thons of all kinds, if you are interested in organizing a fundraiser in your community for the Bruce Trail Conservancy, contact one of our local Bruce Trail Clubs:
Please note: The Bruce Trail Conservancy does not endorse, or provide support to fundraising events that take place directly on the Trail unless there is a fully executed and authorized written partnership agreement in place. 
Corporate Partnerships

Interested in establishing a partnership to support the work of the Bruce Trail Conservancy?

For more information on Community Fundraising or Corporate Partnerships, contact:

Heather Anderson
Development Officer
905-529-6821, ext. 236

Donor Recognition

Donors play an instrumental role in furthering the preservation and conservation of the Bruce Trail’s conservation corridor. We are honoured to celebrate and acknowledge this tremendous support.

The Bruce Trail Conservancy’s unique Donor Recognition Program reflects a donor’s cumulative lifetime donations, and gifts through estates. On-Trail recognition is offered by way of leaf name plates on our donor recognition displays found at two locations: McNally Nature Reserve in Waterdown (Iroquoia section) and Lindenwood Nature Reserve in Georgian Bluffs (Sydenham section).

To learn more about specific recognition elements call Gloria Vidovich at 905-529-6821 ext. 248 or contact us here.


Thanks to the support of our generous donors, 2023 was a year of incredible momentum for the Bruce Trail Conservancy.
Thank you for preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.


If you’ve experienced the Bruce Trail, you know what a treasure it is. This treasure is made possible thanks to the ongoing support of Bruce Trail Conservancy members. Best of all, your membership helps us fulfill our mission, and provide safe, environmentally responsible, public access to the Niagara Escarpment for generations to come.

Ways To Give

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