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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.


  2. 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
  1. Prefer another method? 
    Contact Fiona D'Silva-Coelho, Manager, Annual Giving
    Phone: 416-418-8289

Host a Community Event
Contact Fiona D'Silva-Coelho, Manager, Annual Giving, to learn more about how your community event an support ErinoakKids!

Fiona D'Silva-Coelho
Phone: 416-418-8289
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, retirement, graduation and any other speical milestones. 

When you make a gift in honour of a special occasion online, 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: 
  1. Make a donation in honour or in memoriam of a loved one by visiting our donation page.
  2. You can also donate by mail. 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

For more information, contact Fiona D'Silva-Coelho, Manager, Annual Giving, at 416-418-8289 or 


Become a Monthly Donor

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

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 get allocated to supporting the 25,000+ children ErinoakKids serve each year. 

Your donations are always directed to ErinoakKids priority needs and programs, including but not limited to: 

  • Autism Services 
  • Assistive Devices
  • Equipment Priorities 
  • Family Support 
  • Respite  

How Can I Join as an ErinoakKids Monthly Giving Champion? 

Simply choose from one of these options:

  1. Donate by credit card online.


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

  1. Contact Fiona D'Silva-Coelho, Manager, Annual Giving, at 416-418-8289 or 

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. 

You can adjust or cancel your monthly giving at any time. To update your information, please email

Donate a Gift

Gifts such as new toys and books are essential items that are used by our clinicians, therapists and families to support children's ongoing development. Book and toy donations also help supplement the Longo Family Resource Centres, which allows families to access helpful things like our Resource and Toy Lending Libraries, free wifi, activities and craft sessions for kids and more.

Check out our Books and Toys Wish List!

Please note that due to our infection control and health and safety guidelines, we are only able to accept new, unopened items. This also ensures the health and safety of children who have fragile immune systems. 

Auction and prize donations 

ErinoakKids is very grateful to hold and participate in a variety of events in the community, many of which have an auction or prize component. If your business or organization would like to donate an item, please contact Fiona D'Silva-Coelho, Manager, Annual Giving, at 416-418-8289 or for more information. 


If you have a piece of art that you would like to be considered, please contact the Fundraising Team. 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, contact Fiona D'Silva-Coelho, Manager, Annual Giving, 416-418-8289 or 

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 Fiona D'Silva-Coelho, Manager, Annual Giving, at 416-418-8289 or today to find out how you can give children and families the opportunity to transcend the limits imposed by disability and other challenges.  


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. 

For more information, contact

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. 

For more information, contact