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Donate to End Exclusion

People with intellectual disabilities can and want to go to school with their neighbourhood friends, work real jobs for real pay, choose a home and make a life in their community, with the same freedoms, choices and opportunities that other Canadians may take for granted.

With the support of our donors, the CACL Foundation continues to make a difference in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. Together we are breaking down barriers and building the leadership of families, self-advocates and community supporters. This is only possible because of thoughtful contributions from people like you.

Make a Monthly Commitment

Despite advancements in inclusive education, many young people with intellectual disabilities leave school only to sit at home, spend their days in activity centres, or be segregated into sheltered workshops.

It is time to get the word out: youth with disabilities can contribute to their communities, follow their dreams, and live independently. It is time break new ground for this generation – and every generation that follows.

It is time to say YES.

Generation YES Trailblazers have committed ongoing monthly donations that will have a national reach and a neighbourhood impact, both immediately and across future generations of Canadians with intellectual disabilities.

Become a Trailblazer for a New Future

Become part of Generation YES today by setting up a monthly donation. Your monthly gift of $25, $50, $100 or any amount you choose, by credit card or direct debit, will help every young person belong and realize their full potential.

Stand together with youth who have intellectual disabilities. Show that you value their potential and their aspirations. Invest in innovative solutions that will break down barriers and allow young people to pursue post-secondary education, participate in career training, and live their lives to the fullest!

Make a monthly commitment to youth and be a Trailblazer for a new future.




Make a Gift in Recognition

Looking for a special way to recognize someone in your life or mark an important life event? Consider making a tribute gift. With your gift made in honour or in memory, a personalized acknowledgement card will be sent to the person(s) you specify.

Make your commemorative gift online now.

If you prefer to arrange your gift by phone, or would like more information on how the CACL Foundation can help you recognize or remember someone important, please contact our Development Team at 416-661-9611 ext 300, or by email at

Leave a Lasting Legacy

It is an amazing gift to know that our efforts to see all people with intellectual disabilities fully included and valued in society will be supported long into the future.  While we are happy to support your gift planning in any way possible, we encourage you to consult with your legal or financial advisor about the best giving option for you.

Generous and perceptive donors will want to help the Canadian Association for Community Living continue to promote inclusiveness for all, well into the future. You can also stand proudly with us.

Making a legacy gift can be very rewarding. With a little advance planning, you can demonstrate your enduring commitment to the CACL Foundation and the many programs and services it helps make possible.

You can give: 

Appreciated Securities – Tax Preferred Giving

 Funding a charitable gift with appreciated securities (publicly listed stocks, mutual fund units, etc.) is often a better option for funding an outright gift than writing a cheque, because the capital gain in a gift of qualifying securities is now completely exempt from taxation. 

Life Insurance – A Flexible, Cost-Effective Way to Give Generously

When you designate the CACL Foundation as the owner and beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy -- on which you continue to pay premiums — you receive a charitable receipt for the fair market value (FMV) of the policy and for all future premiums paid. However, if you choose to name the CACL Foundation as a beneficiary only, then the policy proceeds will be paid directly to the CACL Foundation upon death and your estate will receive the donation receipt.  The generous tax credits that result can then be used by your estate to offset taxes owing on up to 100% of your taxable income.

Bequests – The Simplest Way to Give

By naming the CACL Foundation as a beneficiary in your Will, you can make a significant gift that might not have been otherwise affordable during your lifetime. A bequest gift will also generate significant tax credits that will help offset the final taxes payable by your estate.

Have an idea that you don’t see listed here? Please contact our Fund Development Team at 416-661-9611, ext 300 or by email at for more information and to discuss your legacy gift options.

Please note that the information on these web pages does not constitute legal or professional advice and should not be substituted for appropriate professional counsel. The CACL Foundation encourages you to seek qualified, legal and financial advice before deciding on a course of action.