Major Donors

Many individuals, as part of their financial planning, choose to make a substantial gift to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Sometimes donors want to remember a loved one who dedicated his or her life to aviation and sometimes the gift comes from the donor’s own passion for Canada’s aviation heritage.

Have you thought about making a gift to the Museum?

The Museum is honoured to receive major donations from donors whether it is a gift of cash or a gift in kind. Do you own stocks? There are certain tax advantages to donating shares to the Museum. We are available to speak with you and your financial adviser about gifts to the Museum.

Gifts of Cash

Cash contributions are the most common type of donation made to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Cash gifts can be made at any time during a donor’s life or through a bequest in a donor’s will. If you would like more information on making a current gift, please contact us and we would be pleased to assist you.

A cash gift will be directed to your area of choice, such as a restoration project, youth education program or specific field of research such as aviation history. We look forward to discussing this option with you and your financial adviser.

How to make a gift of stock

Thank you for considering a gift to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. If you own stocks, you can transfer stock to the Museum as a gift-in-kind. In Canada, if you were to sell the stock you would have to pay 50% capital gains. By transferring ownership of some stocks to the Museum you are only required to pay taxes on 25% of the capital gain. We look forward to discussing this option with you and your financial adviser.

Gifts of Cultural Property

Culturally significant property may be eligible for certification as Canadian cultural property. When certification is granted, a capital receipt can be applied against one hundred percent of net income in the year of the gift and can be carried forward for up to five years.

Here is how you can make your gift today!

Contact Information
Method Info
By telephone 1-800-288-0471
By fax 613-990-3635
By mail
Donor Relations
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
P.O. Box 9724, Station T
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 5A3
By e-mail
On-line Fill out the donations form housed on our foundation website
where secure donations can be made online

Please note: Do not e-mail financial information.