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Your charitable gift is a critical way to support the C.D. Howe Institute’s highest priorities in its key areas of focus: fiscal and monetary policy, international policy, economic growth and entrepreneurship, social policy and government and public institutions. A gift by December 31 will provide you with an income tax deduction for the current year.

Types of Gifts

There are many different ways that Donors may choose to make a gift, which can either be used immediately or designated to a particular area of interest such as an Endowment.


Please make your gift by cheque made payable to:
C.D. Howe Institute
67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M5E 1J8‏

Credit Card

The C.D. Howe Institute accepts VISA, MasterCard and American Express. Gifts on credit card may be made securely by clicking Make a Gift.

Gifts of Stock and Appreciated Securities

Donating publicly traded stock and securities provides a tax-efficient way of supporting the C.D. Howe Institute. Donors will receive a tax receipt for the appreciated value of their gift, without generating a taxable capital gain. Gifts of stock and securities provide benefits to the donor. For example, the standard capital gain inclusion rate of 50 percent on selling  appreciated stocks is  avoided when shares are gifted  to the  C.D. Howe Institute as opposed to selling and donating the proceeds. Also, the capital gains taxable inclusion rate for a gift of appreciated capital property  is 25 percent.  A five-year carry forward on unused donation amounts is permitted.

Planned Giving

Gifts made as part of your overall financial plan are known as “planned gifts.” These can include: Bequests, Charitable Gift Annuities, Life Insurance, Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) or Gift of Residual Interest (GRI).

For more information, please visit the planned giving section click click here.

For more information about making a gift to the C.D. Howe Institute, please call 416-865-1904, or email membership@cdhowe.org.

Please Note: As a registered Canadian charity, the C.D. Howe Institute accepts donations from individuals, private and public organizations, charitable foundations and others by way of general and project support. The Institute does not accept any donation that inhibits its independence or that of its staff and authors to pursue scholarly activities and disseminate the results of research. Further, the Institute will not accept any financial contribution that stipulates a predetermined result or policy stance.