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Ways To Donate

Make An Annual Gift

Distress Centres of Greater Toronto has been in operation for more than 50 years in the GTA, and we are dedicated to supporting clients in our community for as many years as we need to be by being a leader in the area of emotional supports, suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.
Your donations help our greatest fund the growing mental health and emotional crisis needs within the GTA. Please consider making a one-time gift to support our operations
and increase our capacity to support our life-saving mission 24/7/365.

Become a Monthly Donor

It’s easy. It’s flexible. It’s convenient. Most of all, it’s rewarding and impactful. Setting up a monthly gift provides significant and long-term impact on the life-saving mission at the heart of the work done at Distress Centres of Greater Toronto. We have set-up Giving Circles that you can be proud to be a part of at giving levels ranging from $5.00 a month to $100 a month. As a bonus, committee to being a monthly donor at any level in the months of December 2022 and January 2023 and receive a newly DCGT branded T-Shirt or Hoodie as a thank you
for your commitment.

More Ways To Donate

Donate Stocks and Securities

In addition to tax advantages, many brokerages will forego fees for charitable transactions. Your gift can also be honoured during your lifetime! Securities are easy to transfer. Your broker simply transfers the shares from your account to the Distress Centres of Greater Toronto brokerage account. The date of your donation will be the date the securities are deposited into our brokerage account. The securities will be valued using the price at the close of trading the previous day. This will be the amount used for the tax receipt.  Please connect with Tara Monks, CFRE, Fund Development and Communications Senior Manager via email at to discuss donating securities and mutual funds and further understand how you can tailor your charitable gift to meet your personal and financial circumstances while maximizing tax and other financial benefits. We highly suggest consulting your broker or a qualified financial advisor and we are happy to work with them to find the best solution for you. Please note – The gift will not qualify for the capital gains tax elimination if the securities are sold and the cash is then gifted to a charity.

Donate In Memoriam

Create a legacy for loved ones or in support of friends who have had a loved one pass away. The name of the person you dedicate your donation to will be forwarded to their family, friends or whomever you specify by the DCGT Team.

Donate in Honour

Donations made In Honor are the perfect way to celebrate special occasions that happen in your loved ones' lives, such as birthdays, anniversaries, and births. The DCGT Team will notify the recipient of your honour donation of your gift.

Sponsor a Program

Distress Centres of Greater Toronto is incredibly grateful to each of our partners. All partnerships help to create a safety net for those who are at-risk and at their most vulnerable within our community by providing life-sustaining support.  There are a variety of ways that your organization can work with DCGT. You can give annually, through in-kind product or service donation or by program or project. Employee engagement strategies or gift matching are also a great opportunity to boost employee morale and company appreciation.  Distress Centres is highly committed to ensuring that each partnership is customized to meet your organizational needs and resources. It's essential to us that you, and your team feel that your investment is mutually beneficial. Please connect with Tara Monks, CFRE, Fund Development and Communications Senior Manager via email at to discuss sponsoring a DCGT program and creating a partnership