Ways to Give
Your contributions to Canada’s conservation
Ways You Can Contribute
Canadians are enjoying local wild spaces more this year than ever before. This also means more garbage, more degradation, and more pressure on Canada’s fisheries. Everyone has an impact, no matter how light their footprint. Help us educate, protect and rehabilitate Canada’s wild spaces.
Trout Unlimited Canada has been improving the lives and health of Canadians for over 40 years. A leader in water and animal protection, TUC’s renowned professional staff works with volunteers and partners to protect natural spaces and improve Canadian resources. Science-based and volunteer-driven, TUC puts $4 worth of work on the ground for every $1 donated.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact us directly via email.
For eligible charitable donations over $20.00, an official tax receipt will be provided to you upon request in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency rules.
Donating online couldn’t be easier. Selecting the Donate Button and in a few simple steps, you will have made a difference in protecting Canada’s freshwater and wild spaces.
A convenient way for you to spread your donation throughout the year while providing us with a dependable base of support.
Donation by Mail or Phone
Please send your cheque or money order to:
Trout Unlimited Canada
Suite 180, 4000 Glenmore Court SE
Calgary, AB T2C 5R8, Canada
To make a donation over the phone using your VISA or MasterCard card, please call 1-800-909-6040 or (403) 221-8360.
Our waterways are under pressure with our growing population, an increase in residential development, hotter, drier summers, high-intensity rainfall, shorter winters, and snow melting sooner. Donate today to TUC’s Water Protection Endowment.
You can make a difference to help protect our waterways and build climate resiliency
Gifts In Kind
A gift in kind is simply a gift to TUC of something other than cash. These gifts include auction items for our fundraising events, land, or goods or services that TUC can use or convert to cash to be used for freshwater conservation. Your gift in kind may be eligible for a charitable tax receipt.
Host a Fundraiser
Interested in hosting a fundraiser for Trout Unlimited Canada? Your fundraiser will go a long way in helping us to fulfill our mission. Perhaps you are not sure how to proceed. We are here to support you and your fundraising efforts. Please contact us to further discuss how we can work together.
Aeroplan Member Donation
Donate your accrued Aeroplan Miles. With your Aeroplan donation TUC staff, members and volunteers will travel to implement projects across Canada and advocate for the protection of our water. Reduced travel expenses allow us to better direct funds into critical habitat repairs. Ensuring Canadians have cold clean water for now and the future. Please click here to donate your Aeroplan miles.
TUC is proud to be a 1% for the Planet Partner
Donate A Car
Donate A Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations on behalf of Trout Unlimited Canada. When you donate your car, RV, boat, motorcycle or another vehicle to TUC it will be recycled or sold at auction. Donate A Car Canada looks after all the details and logistics making it easy for both you and TUC to benefit. After your Vehicle Donation is complete, TUC sends you a tax receipt within 45 days.
The Greatest Gift of All
TUC’s Planned Giving Program allows you to make such a gift to contribute to our cold water conservation efforts.
How Do I Start?
Talk to your family and make sure this important decision is right for them. Then talk to your professional advisors to make sure making the greatest gift of all is right for your situation.
When you are ready to arrange a confidential meeting or phone call to discuss any of the available options, please contact (or have your professional advisor contact) Trout Unlimited Canada CEO Silvia D’Amelio by email or by phone at 1-800-909-6040 or 403-221-8360.
The easiest way to make a legacy donation to TUC is through a bequest in your will. To be effective, the beneficiary of the bequest must be “Trout Unlimited Canada” which is our legal entity. You may leave a specific sum of money, specific things, specific land or you may leave all or a portion of the remainder of your estate (called the “residue”) to be transferred to TUC after other gifts have been made.
A gift of life insurance
An easy and low cost option for making a planned gift is to name TUC as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy. Properly planned, this type of gift can allow you to make a significant contribution to the organization and achieve future tax savings.
Donations of RRSPs or RRIFs
When the last of two spouses passes on, the value of that person’s RRSP or RRIF is included on the final tax return as income and fully taxable. It is possible to make a donation directly to Trout Unlimited Canada out of an RRSP or RRIF and save paying these taxes.
Wealth replacement insurance
Gifts of listed securities
Capital gains taxes that may have due on the disposition of shares, bonds or mutual funds are erased when they are donated to Trout Unlimited Canada.
Charitable remainder trust
A charitable remainder trust is an irrevocable transfer of assets to a trust, either while the donor is alive or through the donor’s will. The trust pays an income to whoever the donor decides during their lifetime and the remainder is then transferred to Trout Unlimited Canada.
Residual interest in real estate or art
A home, vacation home or artwork is transferred to Trout Unlimited Canada, while you retain the right to the use and enjoyment of the property for the rest of your life.
Trout Unlimited Canada is a nonprofit, charitable organization. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.