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Ways to Give

Your gift today will help us deliver exceptional care and support for children today and for years to come! 

Donate Now

To make a gift now, please select one of the following methods: 

  1. Donate by credit card online today   

 

  1. Donate by cheque. Cheques can be made out to "ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development".  Please address your envelope to: 
     

ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development 

1230 Central Parkway West 

Mississauga, ON L5C 0A5 

ATTN: FUNDRAISING DEPT. 

 

  1. Prefer another method? Contact the fundraising team by phone at 905-855-2690 (toll free 1-877-374-6625) extension 4353 or by email at fundraising@erinoakkids.ca 

Host a Community Event
Visit our Fundraising Events page to learn about how your community event can support ErinoakKids!
Create an In Memoriam/In Honour/ Tribute page

In honour and In memoriam gifts are wonderful ways to mark a special occasion or remember a loved one.  It is a meaningful gift to celebrate the life or milestone of someone special, while supporting children and youth with disabilities and special needs at ErinoakKids. 
 

In Honour of a Special Occasion: 

Making a donation in honour of an individual or special occasion is an altruistic way to recognize a birthday, wedding, anniversary, holiday, retirement, graduation or any milestone in life.  

When you make a gift in honour of a special occasion on-line, you can send a personalized e-greetings to the honouree with the acknowledgment that a donation has been made in their honour.  The acknowledgement does not include the amount of your gift, only your name and address. Please ensure to include the name and address of the honouree with your gift when you submit it on-line or by mail.   

You will receive an email, along with your official charitable tax receipt, confirming the details of your donation. 
 

In Memoriams: A celebration of life 

A gift in memory of a family member, friend, or colleague is a wonderful way to honour their life while supporting a charity chosen by the family or the donor. 

When you make a gift in memory of a loved one on-line, you can send a sympathy e-card to the next of kin with a personalized message and the acknowledgment that a donation has been made in their honour.  When donating an in memoriam gift please include the name and address of the next of kin. The acknowledgement does not include the amount of your gift, only your name and address. 

You will receive by email a letter, along with your official charitable tax receipt, confirming the details of your donation. 
 

Make an In Honour or In Memoriam donation: 

Please click here to visit our donation page. 


Or donate by mail: 

ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development 

1230 Central Parkway West, Mississauga ON L5C 0A5 

ATTN: FUNDRAISING 

Become a Monthly Donor

Become a Champion for ErinoakKids! When you become an ErinoakKids Monthly Donor, you are helping children and youth reach their full potential and providing support to families in meeting the challenges of everyday life with a child who has special needs.  

Your monthly donation can have meaningful impact for ErinoakKids. Starting at just $10 a month you can help kids and families today and on an ongoing basis with medical, therapy, and support services. 
 

Why Support ErinoakKids as a Monthly Donor? 

As a monthly donor, your gift provides sustainable funding throughout the year. You help keep our administrative costs to a minimum which means more funds supporting nearly 17,000 children with disabilities and their families each year. 

Your donations are always directed to ErinoakKids priority needs and programs such as: 

  • Assisted Devices 
  • Autism Services 
  • Clinical Services 
  • Equipment Priorities 
  • Family Support 
  • Hearing Services 
  • Independent Living Program (ILP) 
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Recreation Therapy 
  • Respite 
  • Speech & Language Services 
     

How Can I Join as an ErinoakKids Monthly Giving Champion? 

It’s as easy as 1-2-3. Choose from one of these options: 

1. Donate by credit card online today; 

2. Download the form and send your donation by mail to request direct debit or credit card withdrawals; 

3. Contact the fundraising team by e-mail at fundraising@erinoakkids.ca  

I’m already an ErinoakKids Monthly Giving Champion but have updated information or questions about my monthly donation. 

You are free to adjust or cancel your monthly giving at any time*.  To update your information or ask about your monthly gift e-mail at fundraising@erinoakkids.ca

When are Monthly Donations Processed and When Do I Receive my Tax Receipt? 

Monthly donations are processed on the 21st of each month (or the next business day if the date falls on a weekend).  We provide a cumulative annual tax receipt for the previous calendar year in February. 

*Please allow 30 days notice to ensure no additional donations are processed. To obtain a sample cancellation form or more information on your right to cancel a Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) Agreement, contact your financial institution or visit www.cdnpay.ca

Donate a Gift

Thank you for your generous consideration of donating new toys, books and other gifts to children at ErinoakKids. 

These gifts are essential items that are used by our clinicians, therapists, and families to support ongoing development. Book and toy donations also help supplement the Longo's Family Resource Centres, which provide families access to: 

  • A family lounge
  • Resource Library 
  • Toy Lending Library
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Therapeutic items for purchase 
  • Activities and craft sessions for kids 

We are only able to accept NEW, unwrapped items on our wish lists provided below due to our infection control and health and safety guidelines. Some of our children have fragile immune systems, and therefore we are unable to accept gently used or previously owned items. For the safety and privacy of our children and families, please understand that donors are not permitted to hand out gifts personally to the children. 
 

Guidelines and Wish Lists 

Please note that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to help ensure the safety of clients, families and staff, we are only accepting toy and book donations shipped directly to our office.  We look forward to the day we can connect with our generous community in person once more.  

We have set up an Amazon Wish List, with clinician approved books and toys. When you check out, you will be prompted to choose our address for shipping.  

If you have any questions, or would like complete list of accepted toy and book donations, please email us at fundraising@erinoakkids.ca


Auction and prize donations 

ErinoakKids is very grateful to hold and participate in a variety of events in the community throughout the year.  Many of these opportunities have an auction or prize component.  If your business or organization would like to donate an item, please call 905.855.2690 x4435 or dsirmis@erinoakkids.ca for more information. 


Art 

If you have a piece of art you would like to be considered, please complete the artwork donation form. If you require a tax receipt for your donation, a professional, third-party appraisal must be completed and submitted with your artwork donation form. 

Donation of works of art to ErinoakKids are used in the following ways: 

  • If the piece of art meets environmental, health and safety guidelines, it may be placed within one of the three ErinoakKids sites. The artwork must be original, meet sensory requirements and recognize cultural differences of those visiting ErinoakKids. 

  • The piece of art may be sold with the profits from the sale used to support ErinoakKids' mission. 

For more information about donating artwork, please contact fundraising@erinoakkids.ca

Engage Your Staff

Whether you are a small business, large corporation, or service club, a fundraising campaign is a great way to engage your staff and/or volunteers in a meaningful and inspirational cause.  Supporting ErinoakKids is also a great way to demonstrate to your customers your philanthropic investment in the community and causes that matter the most to them. 

To support your efforts, the ErinoakKids Philanthropy and Events team will: 

  1. Develop a campaign plan and structure that meets your organization culture and philanthropic goals; 

  1. Provide appropriate materials and resources for your campaign or fundraising initiative; 

  1. Engage an ErinoakKids ambassador to speak at your event or meeting; 

  1. Invite team members on a "behind the scenes" tour. 

Some workplace initiatives include: 

  • Toy drive - ErinoakKids will supply your organization with a list toys that are urgently required by our clinicians and therapists; 

  • Community events - golf tournaments, skate-a-thons, bake sales, are just a few of the ways companies have supported ErinoakKids; 

  • Matching gift - Activate the greater community through a matching gift strategy that generates additional funding through your lead gift; 

  • Point of Sale - Donate a portion of your sales back to ErinoakKids. 

We are here to support your employee initiatives and strategic goals. Contact us today to find out how you can give children and families the opportunity to transcend the limits imposed by disability and other challenges.  

Bequests

A bequest is a gift made through a will and may include cash, marketable securities, closely held stock, real estate, or tangible personal property, which allows you to create a legacy for ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development.  
 

What are the types of bequests that are available? 

Your legal and financial advisor will work with you to find the best option to meet your personal and philanthropic goals.  These are the most popular types of bequests to choose from: 

  • Specific bequest: Designate a fixed dollar amount or specific property to ErinoakKids. 

  • Residual or proportional bequest: Designate either your entire estate or a percentage of your estate after other specific bequests and payments are distributed. When you designate a portion of your estate to ErinoakKids, the bequest automatically adjusts in size as your estate increases or decreases over the years. 

  • Contingent bequest: In the event of the death of the primary beneficiary named in the will, ErinoakKids would then become the beneficiary. 

See suggested wording for bequests to ErinoakKids in this quick reference sheet


What are the benefits of making a bequest to ErinoakKids? 

Bequests can allow individuals to make much larger gifts to ErinoakKids than they could during their lifetime. 

A bequest is a tax-effective way to support ErinoakKids, and your estate may claim gifts in the year of death equal to 100 per cent of your net income in that year and the preceding year. 

You can support key priorities at ErinoakKids that meets your interests. We encourage you to consult with ErinoakKids staff member to discuss to ensure the fulfillment of your wishes. 

Designations for bequests are revocable so you retain control of assets during your lifetime. 

There is no minimum giving level for bequests. 


How can I make a bequest to ErinoakKids? 

Just follow the step-by-step directions below: 

  1. Determine with your estate planning advisor the investments that would meet your philanthropic and financial goals. 

  1. When drafting your will, please use "ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development" for our legal name. Our Charitable Registration Number for Revenue Canada is 118901446RR0001. 

  1. Please complete with your estate planning advisor the Confidential Statement of Future Intent. This ensures that your wishes are fulfilled and that your gift is used as specified at ErinoakKids. It also allows us to express our appreciation during your lifetime.    


All inquiries are treated with the strictest confidence. 

Information provided by ErinoakKids does not constitute legal or financial advice.  ErinoakKids strongly recommends that you seek professional legal and financial advice. 

Stocks and Securities

A gift of securities can have immediate impact on children and youth with physical, developmental, and communication disabilities. A donation of publicly traded securities, such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds, or stock options* is one of the easiest and most effective ways to support ErinoakKids. When you make your donation to a charity through securities, the capital gains tax does not apply.  This allows you to give more to ErinoakKids and avoid paying capital gains taxes. 

In contrast, if you choose to sell appreciated securities during your lifetime, or if these assets are liquidated through your estate, tax must be paid on 50% of the capital gains on those securities.  Donating securities directly to ErinoakKids during your lifetime or through your Will provides the opportunity to eliminate significant tax.  This tax break can significantly reduce the cost of your donation and allow you to give more than you would otherwise imagine possible. 

Learn more about charitable tax credits from the Canada Revenue Agency here

*Stock options must be donated in the same year of exercising them and within 30 days after exercising. 

What are the advantages of making a gift of securities? 

The ErinoakKids’ charitable tax receipt is based on the full fair market value of the shares at the close of market on the day the securities are received in ErinoakKids’ brokerage account. 

Donations that exceed the amount eligible for a tax credit in the year the gift is made may carry the excess credit forward up to five years. 

Your estate will receive the same tax benefit if you leave securities to ErinoakKids through your will. 

How can I make my donation of a gift of securities? 

Just follow the step-by-step directions below. 

  1. Determine with your financial advisor the investments that would meet your philanthropic and financial goals. 

  1. If you are ready to make the transaction, please select this link and complete the Gift of Securities form.  If you have questions about the process, you will find contacts for ErinoakKids and RBC Dominion Securities on the form. 

  1. Please have your broker share the completed Gift of Securities form with ErinoakKids and RBC Securities prior to transferring the securities to our account.  

**IMPORTANT - Notifying ErinoakKids and RBC Securities will enable us to identify your gift immediately to ensure prompt and accurate receipting of your donation. 

Life Insurance

A gift of a life insurance policy allows you to make a considerable future gift to ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development with relatively small budgeted monthly premiums.  Life insurance is a great tool used for tax and estate planning in order to maximize your gift to support children and youth with disabilities and special needs.  


What are the options to make a gift of life insurance to ErinoakKids? 

Your legal and financial advisor will work with you to find the best option to meet your personal and philanthropic goals.  You can give a new or existing life insurance policy to ErinoakKids.  Here are the most popular types of life insurance options to choose from: 

  1. Transfer ownership to ErinoakKids of a paid-up policy – When you transfer ownership of your life insurance policy with ErinoakKids named as the beneficiary, you can receive a charitable tax receipt to use during your lifetime for the fair market value of the policy.  Or you can defer the tax receipt for your estate, in which ErinoakKids would receive the insurance proceeds like any beneficiary. The charitable tax receipt from ErinoakKids would qualify your estate for a tax credit that can offset the income tax liability. 

  2. Transfer ownership to ErinoakKids of a partially paid policy - When you transfer ownership of partially paid policy with ErinoakKids named as the beneficiary, you can receive a charitable tax receipt for the fair market value of the policy and annual tax receipts for your ongoing premium payments. ErinoakKids will receive the proceeds of the life insurance upon your death. 

  3. Purchase a new policy with ErinoakKids as the owner and beneficiary – You will receive annual tax receipts for your ongoing premium payments.  Upon your death, ErinoakKids will receive the proceeds of the life insurance and your estate will receive a charitable tax receipt equal to the policy’s death benefit. 

 

What are the benefits of making a gift of life insurance to ErinoakKids? 

  1. A gift of life insurance may allow you to make a larger gift than you could make from your current disposable income. 

  2. The insurance benefit will eventually be paid directly to ErinoakKids and is separate from your estate, therefore no administrative costs or probate fees. 

  3. There is no minimum gift level for gifts of life insurance. 

  4. You can support an ErinoakKids priority that meets your interest.  If you would like to specify a designation for your gift, please consult with the ErinoakKids Philanthropy team.  


How can I make a gift of life insurance to ErinoakKids? 

Just follow the step-by-step directions below. 

  1. Determine with your financial planning advisor the investments that would meet your philanthropic and financial goals. 

  2. When drafting your legal documents, please use "ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development" for our legal name. Our Charitable Registration Number for Revenue Canada is 118901446RR0001. 

  3. Please complete with your financial planning advisor the Confidential Statement of Future Intent. This ensures that your wishes are fulfilled and that your gift is used as specified at ErinoakKids.   

All inquiries are treated with the strictest confidence. 

Information provided by ErinoakKids does not constitute legal or financial advice.  ErinoakKids strongly recommends that you seek professional legal and financial advice. 

Set up an Endowment

An Endowment Fund is a charitable investment that permanently invests your gift to provide a yearly income to support children and families on an ongoing basis with medical, therapy, and support services at ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development.   When you endow a gift, it is structured so that the principal amount is invested and preserved, while only the investment income is used on an annual basis to benefit ErinoakKids. 

The opportunity to establish an endowment is a great option for donors who wish to make transformative impact for ErinoakKids that will have direct immediate impact and continue to support ErinoakKids in perpetuity.  An endowed gift ensures that children and youth with disabilities and special needs today and in the future will have access to a comprehensive range of services that will help them achieve optimal levels of independence, learning, health and well-being. 

What are the options to make an endowed gift to ErinoakKids? 

Your legal and financial advisor will work with you to find the best option to meet your personal and philanthropic goals.  Here are the types of endowment options to choose from: 

  1. General Endowment – You can give to our general endowment fund, in which ErinoakKids utilizes to fulfill key priorities and provide sustainable long-term funding for our programs and services. 

  2. Named and Specified Endowment Funds – Most endowments are named in honour of the donor and may be pledged over a three to five year period with a minimum gift of $25,000.  A specified endowment fund at ErinoakKids can be established to fulfill specific goals like supporting a particular program, equipment, or key ErinoakKids priorities.  You can support an ErinoakKids priority that meets your interest.  If you would like to specify a designation for your endowment gift, please consult with the ErinoakKids Philanthropy team.  

How does ErinoakKids administer their endowments? 

ErinoakKids adheres to the highest fiduciary and steward standards for our endowment funds.  ErinoakKids is managed actively according to the guidelines established by the Board of Directors and our Finance and Investment Committees, which also approves any changes in asset mix and distribution policy.  The overall objectives of the endowment fund guidelines are to obtain a total return (yield plus appreciation) that will provide consistent sustainable income, while preserving the principle.  

ErinoakKids will provide annual impact and financial reports to donors to report on the overall impact of funding to the respite program and your endowment fund performance.  

How can I make an endowment to ErinoakKids? 

Just follow the step-by-step directions below. 

  1. Determine with your financial planning advisor the endowment that would meet your philanthropic and financial goals. 

  2. When drafting your legal documents, please use "ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development" for our legal name.  Our Charitable Registration Number for Revenue Canada is 118901446RR0001. 

  3. Please complete with your financial planning advisor the Confidential Statement of Future Intent. This ensures that your wishes are fulfilled and that your gift is used as specified at ErinoakKids.   

All inquiries are treated with the strictest confidence. 

Information provided by ErinoakKids does not constitute legal or financial advice. ErinoakKids strongly recommends that you seek professional legal and financial advice.