Ways to Give

Put your money to work through a donation to Action Canada! You can support our work for sexual and reproductive rights for all by becoming a monthly donor, giving securities, planning your legacy, and more. 


For every dollar you give 90% goes to charitable activities

Norma Scarborough Emergency Fund

Over 60% of Access Line callers tell us that travel and location are major barriers for them. Many callers require financial support from the Norma Scarborough Emergency Fund (the only one of its kind in Canada) to pay for the travel, medication, and related expenses coming out of their pocket. Started over 3 years ago, this fund is drawn down to $0 each year due to gaps in abortion access across Canada.

Stocks or Securities

You may have publicly listed securities either during your life time or in your will (shares, bonds or units of a mutual fund trust). Securities are exempt from any capital gains taxes when you transfer them directly to a registered charity like Action Canada. Estates will also receive a tax receipt for the full market value of the securities you transfer.

Download a transfer request form.

Planned and Legacy Giving

Challenging policy and taboos that have been in place for centuries takes lifetimes of activism. Values, laws, and policies don’t change overnight. 

The gift of a lifetimea gift in your will to Action Canadaensures your vision for choice, autonomy, and evidence-based sexual health continues to save and improve lives!

Information for codicil to a will.

Action Canada ’s legal name:

Charitable registration number:

 10784-8319 RR0001

Full mailing address:
501 - 240 Bank Street

Ottawa ON  K2P 1X4

Sample wording for a residual gift in your will:
“I give to Action Canada Sexual Health and Rights - 501 - 240 Bank Street, Ottawa ON, K2P 1X4 (or ______%) of the residue of my estate, to be used at the discretion of the organization.”



The Legacy Giving information on this website is provided for general information purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice and assistance from your lawyer, financial advisor, or tax consultant. We recommend that you discuss your plans with your lawyer and/or financial advisor before proceeding with a legacy gift.

If you are thinking about leaving a gift in your will, or any of the other ways to leave a lasting gift for human rights, we would be happy to talk to you about this important decision.

For more information about planned giving, please contact:
Rosario Castro at (613) 241-4474 ext. 108 / email at rosario[at]actioncanadashr.org

Gifts of Insurance

These are often great ways to minimize the taxes on your estate and support a cause you believe in.

Three options:

• An existing policy with cash value (i.e. a permanent policy) can be signed over to Action Canada.

• A new policy (whole/universal life) can be taken out by individuals or couples on their lives, or the life of a loved one, and gifted to Action Canada.

• You can make Action Canada the beneficiary of a life policy (including a policy).

Go to a Concert!

PLUS1 grew out of action by the band Arcade Fire who were looking for a way to support Haiti and realized the power that lay with the most passionate and committed people they knew: their audience. By including and committing to a $1 donation from every concert ticket sold, together with education and creative outreach, the band created a new community of support for Haiti. PLUS1 was formed to build on this success and bring together artists and millions of concert goers together with this same small act—a $1 donation from every concert ticket sold. It starts with just $1 but the collective impact of the community is exponentially bigger.

The support from PLUS1 $1 per ticket program has been truly valuable. A shout out to the artists that chose Action Canada: The National, Charly Bliss, Sofi Tukker, Emily Haines, and Local Natives. Thank you!

Check out PLUS1 for upcoming shows.

Host an Event

Gather some of friends and/or family and do what you love to do! Introvert. Extrovert. Use your talents to raise money your way. Your imagination is the limit, and we have staff to support your vision of raising funds and engaging people in creative ways.

Organization Funders

Action Canada for Sexual Heath and Rights advances sexual and reproductive health and rights in Canada and globally.

Our project partners fund impactful projects to increase individuals access to the full suite of sexual and reproductive health and rights benefits.

STBBIs in Canada
Abortion Service Provider Directory