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Ways to Give

We rely on the generous support of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority for the bulk of our funding, but we also depend on alumni, family members and others to keep our facility in good shape, and for the additional funding that allows us to keep growing so we can provide the best possible care.

Registered Charity number: 10808 2496 RR0001


Giving Tuesday Campaign

This annual event follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is a chance to give back to your community. You can support Pacifica Treatment Centre by making a donation to our GIVING TUESDAY campaign that is raising funds for an expanded exercise program for clients and alumni.

Gifts of Auction or Prize items

At most of our major events throughout the year, we include an auction or raffle as a source of fundraising. If you are able to donate items or services to serve as raffle prizes or as auction items please let us know.

Donating Gifts of Stock & Securities

Tax Savings

Elimination of Capital Gains Tax on Gifts — Making a donation of securities is a thoughtful way for you to make a gift and, at the same time, benefit by increasing your tax savings. Thanks to a tax break introduced in the 2006 Federal Budget that eliminated capital gains taxes on gifts of publicly listed securities donated to charities, all appreciated stock donated is exempt from capital gains taxes. In this way, the gift creates both a tax credit towards your annual income taxes plus a reduction in capital gains taxes.

Donors will receive a tax receipt for income tax purposes for the full market value of the securities at the date of the transfer. This can be applied to your income taxes over the next five years, as any charitable contribution would, but in addition any capital gains taxes you would have paid on the shares are eliminated. Gifts of appreciated publicly listed securities makes stock the least expensive way to give a donation. Making a gift of stock is easy. Simply ask your broker to contact Pacifica’s Chief Executive Officer. From that point, we will work with your broker and its financial institution to complete the donation. The whole process can take up to three days from the point of informing your broker of your wish to make a gift.

More donation options

In Memoriam

A powerful way to remember a lost loved one is to request that “in lieu of flowers” donations be made to Pacifica Treatment Centre. Families can list the name and address of Pacifica on the funeral program and in the obituary.

In Celebration

Those who suffer from addiction or have felt its effects are beginning to search for more meaningful ways to celebrate significant events in their lives. For example, one creative alternative is to celebrate a wedding or graduation by adding Pacifica to your gift registry.

Special Events & Programs

Some examples are a triathalon, a trek, a tournament, a concert or dance, monthly donations from your employment cheque, scholarships in Pacifica’s name or something brand new. The only limit is your imagination!


You may wish to include a donation to Pacifica as part of your will.

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