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Ways of Giving

Giving is at the heart of ACT’s work to support people living with and at increased risk for HIV. We offer a variety of ways for donors to make financial contributions that ensure ACT’s programs and services remain FREE for those in need. From wait-free counselling and support groups for gay men, women and young people living with HIV, community-based education and outreach, and our one-of-a-kind employment program that helps people living with HIV return to work, your donations have a real impact on people in the community!

Monthly Giving
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A monthly donation is the easiest way to give in support of ACT’s work and reduces administrative costs, putting more of your dollars into action. Monthly donations are withdrawn from your bank account or from your preferred credit card on the 15th of each month. A cumulative tax receipt for your total annual giving will be provided in February of the next year.
Become a monthly donor today!

Charles M. Roy Circle
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Charles RoyAn inspiration before and after his passing, Charles M. Roy was a leader, activist, educator, mentor, confidant and friend who played a leading role advocating for support, services and rights for people living with HIV and AIDS. Honour Charles’ legacy and support a bright future for those who rely on ACT by joining the Charles M. Roy Circle with an annual donation of $1,000 ($83.34/mn) or more per year, withdrawn from your bank or credit card on the 15th of each month, or as a one-time annual donation


Become a Charles M. Roy Circle Member Today 

543 Yonge Street Circle
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In October 2015, after 22 years at the corner of Church and Carlton, ACT opened its new offices in the heart of downtown Toronto at 543 Yonge Street (4th Floor) to better serve the community. An annual donation of $543 ($45.25/mn) gets you membership into the 543 Yonge Street Circle and helps support people who walk through our doors every day.
Become a 543 Yonge Street Circle Member Today

One-Time Donation
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Your one-time donation can be made by cheque, money order or by any major credit card. Cash donations are also accepted at the ACT offices. Donations of $20 or more will receive a charitable receipt for income tax purposes. Consider becoming a monthly donor and help ACT save administration costs.
Make your one-time donation today!

Tribute Giving
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ACT offers the opportunity to celebrate a family member, friend or colleague, or to Honour the passing of a loved one through making a Tribute Gift to ACT. Your donation directly supports our programs and services, while celebrating and honouring someone special in your life. Birthdays, anniversaries and wedding are just a few ways to give in celebration. The person(s) being celebrated can be contacted to let them know of your support, as well as an identified family member or friend of a person who has passed.
Make your Tribute Donation today!

Legacy Giving
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By choosing to leave a legacy gift to ACT through your will or estate plans, you are making the ultimate commitment to support the future of ACT’s work and the people it serves, both today, and tomorrow. Whether leaving a specific or residual bequest amount in your will, an RRSP, RRIF, gift of insurance or gift of publicly traded securities, your donation will ensure your legacy of support lives on through ACT’s programs and services for many years to come.
Find out more about Leaving a Legacy with ACT today!

Leadership Giving
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ACT defines a Leadership Gift as philanthropic investments of $10,000 or more. Whether directed to a specific ACT program, or leveraged to support our ‘Area of Greatest Need’, our Fund Development Team will work with you to match your interests with the needs of ACT. Your Leadership Gift will make a significant impact on the current and future support for the individuals and families served by ACT. Donations can be made as one lump sum, or pledged over a period of time, which often enables donors to consider a larger gift than they thought possible. Most gifts are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.
To make your Leadership Gift, contact Jason Patterson at 416.340.8484, Ext 268, or jpatterson@actoronto.org

Gift of Stock
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By making a donation of publicly listed securities traded on a recognized stock exchange (i.e. TSE, NYSE), you have the potential for increasing the benefit on your annual tax return while supporting ACT’s vital programs and services. A charitable tax receipt is issued by ACT for the value of shares based on the end-of-day trading price on the day it is received by ACT.
Download the Gift of Shares authorization form

Gifts In-Kind
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ACT hosts special events that help raise significant funds. Raffle prizes, gift certificates, travel experiences and more, can be leveraged to raise these funds and may qualify for a charitable tax receipt. In some cases, an independent appraisal may be required.
To make your Gift In-Kind, contact Melanie Castillo at 416.340.8484, Ext 266, or mcastillo@actoronto.org

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Maritza Yumbla
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Terry Christiansen
David Cobb
Dr. Evan Collins
Justin Delwo
Louis Dimitracopoulos
Robert Feeney
John-David Fentie
Rick Fishell
George Ganetakos
Christopher Grimston
Steven Hutton
James Ip
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