Your financial support

Survey results! 80% of you believe in the goals of the SJC! And more than 3 out of 5 of you plan to donate to the SJC! Funding cuts are happening everywhere so we are glad we still have support from people like you!
Support Social Justice Connection’s innovative human rights education and advocacy!  The SJC is a registered charity (# 88797 3048 RR0001) that relies on donations from people like you.  Donations are tax deductible.

There are several ways to make a donation. On-line donations can be made safely and easily through these secure sites:


Paypal. Tax receipts are prepared by the SJC and sent by mail.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

CanadaHelps. Tax receipts are prepared by CanadaHelps and sent by email.


You can also:

  • call the SJC office to make a donation by Visa or MasterCard – 514-933-6797, or
  • send a cheque. These can be sent to: 1857 Maisonneuve Ouest Montreal QC H3h 1J9

Monthly donations – Become a Sustaining Donor

Sustaining donors allow the SJC to charge a small amount to their Visa or MasterCard card once a month. These ongoing donations provide the SJC with a secure source of income that allows us to plan effective, long-term projects. Sustaining donors also benefit from donating smaller, less noticeable amounts over a longer period of time.

You can start making monthly donations on-line with CanadaHelps, or call the office (514 933 6797) and we’ll set it up here.

Donate a Car

Donate a vehicle!

Instead of a trade-in at the dealer, or the hassle if it has to be towed away, why not give it to the SJC?  Click here for info.

Donate A Car Canada takes care of vehicle donations for Social Justice Connection.  You can get free towing in many areas of Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. Donate A Car Canada will look after all the details. After your vehicle donation is complete, SJC will send you a tax receipt within 45 days.


Planned giving and In Memoriam donations

Life Insurance Bequests by will RRSP / RRIF Gifts in Kind Securities

Life Insurance
Normally, life insurance is thought of as a way to safeguard the financial security of your family. It can be a very effective investment and is often purchased as part of a tax advantaged retirement strategy. But life insurance can also be an economical way to create a large and lasting charitable gift.
There are three principle ways of giving the proceeds of a life insurance policy to Social Justice Connection as follows:

Name Social Justice Connection as a beneficiary.

A charity can be named as a beneficiary simply by contacting your life insurance provider and requesting the change be made to the policy. There is no immediate tax benefit to the donor in this instance, as the gift is revocable should circumstances force the donor choose to later change the beneficiary again. However, a tax benefit would be provided to the estate on the final tax return.

  1. Give an existing policy itself. The ownership of either an existing or a new policy can be transferred to Social Justice Connection.
  2. Take out a new policy and immediately transfer ownership.

Benefit to the Donor

  1. Immediate donation receipt equal to value when donated  – Annual donation receipt for premiums paid by donor  – Can be a large donation for lesser cost
  2. Donation receipt for capital amount in year of death  – Ordinarily a donation receipt for a substantial amount  – Receipt can be used in year of death and previous year for tax credit purposes  – Donor has control of the policy

Benefit to Social Justice Connection

  1. Access to any cash value  – Capital on death of insured  – Social Justice Connection has control of the policy  – Substantial gift amount at death of donor
  2. Capital on death of insured  – Substantial gift amount at death of donor

Bequests by will
After remembering and taking care of all those you care about most, please consider us in your will as well. Making a bequest to Social Justice Connection is a simple yet tremendously effective way to aid the struggle for positive economic and social change.
If you would like to bequest a gift to the SJC, there are three principle mechanisms, as follows:

  1. a specific bequest names a specific item (or asset value) to be given to Social Justice Connection.
  2. a percentage bequest designates what percentage of an asset (or estate) is to be given to Social Justice Connection as a beneficiary;
  3. a residual bequest leaves all or a portion of what is left in the estate after the specific and percentage bequests have been distributed and after all fees and taxes on the estate have been paid. (Remembering us as the last beneficiary.)

Contact your lawyer or notary for more information.  Please note that it is best to identify the organization by its full legal name  – “Social Justice Connection.”
It is not necessary to notify the SJC that you have included a bequest in your will. However, if we are aware of your plans, we welcome the opportunity to thank you for your future gift, and to keep you informed of our current work.

Benefit to the Donor

  1. Immediate donation receipt equal to value when donated  – Annual donation receipt for premiums paid by donor  – Can be a large donation for lesser cost
  2. Donation receipt for capital amount in year of death  – Ordinarily a donation receipt for a substantial amount  – Receipt can be used in year of death and previous year for tax credit purpose

Benefit to the SJC

  1. Access to any cash value  – Capital on death of insured  – SJC has control of the policy  – Substantial gift amount at death of donor
  2. Capital on death of insured  – Substantial gift amount at death of donor

RRSP / RRIF Part or all of a RRSP or RRIF – balance could be left to the SJC as beneficiary or by one’s will.  Could be done during a donor’s lifetime in whole or in part.     Benefit to Donor

– Donation receipt to offset tax on distribution of funds  – Control of assets until the donation is made

Benefit to the SJC

– Access to funds on death of donor  – Possible receipt of funds prior to donor’s death

Gifts In Kind An immediate gift of real estate, investments, etc.
Benefit to Donor

– Immediate donation receipt  – Receipt for full market value of asset (There could be a capital gain subject to tax)

Benefit to the SJC

– Asset can be retained or sold to generate funds  – Asset / funds assist current needs

Securities (stocks, equities, deeds…)
There are no longer any capital gains tax payable on donations of publicly traded securities made on or after May 2, 2006.  Donors should consult with their professional advisors with respect to authoritative advice on potential tax savings for gifts of securities.
This is an excellent gifting mechanism that may multiply the benefits to you and to Social Justice Connection.
THE RULES ALLOW YOU TO:

– realize significant profits from the appreciated securities you wish to donate  – pay no income tax on the gains realized  – make a generous gift to Social Justice Connection  – make use of the excess tax credit generated from this gift to reduce other tax liability

TO QUALIFY FOR THIS SPECIAL TAX TREATMENT
The Securities Must:

  1. Be publicly traded securities which include:  – Stocks or shares listed on an approved stock exchange  – Units or shares in a Mutual Fund  – Units of a segregated fund trust from an insurance policy
  2. Have appreciated in value
  3. Be donated in kind to a charity or public foundation  – Not sold by donor  – Ownership transferred directly to Social Justice Connection

In Memoriam Donations
Have you recently lost a loved one?  If you know that the deceased person was a member of the SJC or held strong beliefs about creating a more just world, then you can make a donation in their memory to the SJC.
This can be a way to keep the person’s memory alive while contributing to global social and economic justice, and the protection of social, economic and cultural rights on behalf of, and with, the poor of the Third World.

Additional Information

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Royal Bank Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Retirement
Bank of Montreal Estate Planning
Scotia Bank Estate and Trust Services
TD Estate Planning and Your Will
Canada Revenue Agency
Legacy Quebec