Your kind donation will ensure the Heart Institute will always be a special place committed to healing, learning and caring.

When you give, you invest in excellent patient-centered care, state-of-the-art equipment, and ground-breaking research that is discovering future cures for valvular and heart disease.

Give To Honour a Staff Member

The Heart of Gold Program allows you to recognize one or more members of the Heart Institute who have provided exceptional care. 

Give in Memory or in Honour of a Loved One

A donation in honour is a meaningful way to celebrate an individual or acknowledge a special occasion.

E-cards and written notifications are available.


Give to ensure a world-class legacy for the next generation of cardiac patients. With your powerful gift, we can invest in critical and ground-breaking cardiac research, advanced cardiac surgery, and excellence in innovative patient care. And with your help, one day we will develop cures for valvular and heart disease. 

Legacy Giving — A Gift in Will

Your gift in Will can create ripples of progress far into the future for the health of the next generation.
There are several charitable gift options that can be made through your Will, or as part of your estate plans. Each with a unique tax advantage—some that can be applied during your lifetime, and others to the benefit of your estate.

Gift of Securities

Do you have securities (stocks, bonds, or mutual funds) that have increased in value significantly since you purchased them? Did you know charitable gifts of listed securities are exempt from capital gains tax?
When selling securities you are taxed on 50% of the capital gains. If, however, you choose to transfer (donate) the securities to a charity, like the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation, you are exempt from paying capital gains and receive a charitable tax receipt for the fair market value of the securities. The charitable tax receipt can then be used to offset your tax bill..
Is a gift of Listed Securities right for you?


LEGAL NAME: University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation


LEGAL ADDRESS: 40 Ruskin St., Ottawa, ON K1Y 4W7

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