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Leadership and Legacy Giving

By making a leadership or legacy gift, you can join a growing number of donors making a transformative impact on TVO, bringing more innovative and inspiring programming that makes a difference for kids, for parents, and for citizens across Ontario. Learn more about leadership giving opportunities and how you can play a part in bringing people together through the power of Ontario's public television.

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Legacy Gifts

Leave a Gift in your Will

Your Will reflects what you value in life. In writing a Will, your lasting words will echo through the generations and will ensure that your final wishes become a reality.

Why leave a bequest in your Will to TVO?

A Will is the easiest and most effective means to ensure that you fully provide for your family and that your assets are distributed according to your wishes. Your bequest to TVO will go directly to helping kids and parents learn, to building public engagement, to helping people understand the world, and to preserving and sharing Ontario’s heritage. Other than the cost of preparing your Will, there is no additional cost for you to make a generous gift and your bequest provides the comfort of knowing your assets are still available for you today if needed.

A gift in your Will allows you to make a tax-effective gift, often eliminating the taxable impact on your beneficiaries.

For more information please contact: Sarah Asgari at 416-484-2600 x2252  or by email at

Click here for sample clauses to include in your Will

Gifts of Marketable Securities

Tax changes have made it even more attractive to donate publicly traded securities. You may give stocks, bonds, futures and options, as well as shares in mutual funds and you will pay no tax on the capital gain. This greatly reduces the out-of-pocket expense of making such a donation.

Making a gift of stock is a win-win for both you and TVO:

  • You support the work of TVO, the most trusted and educational media brand in Canada according to a 2011 Ipsos Reid Survey
  • You receive a charitable tax receipt to offset income
  • You pay no capital gains on the appreciated value of the securities donated

Your Gift of Stock entitles you to a charitable tax receipt for the full value of your donation. TVO values, for receipting purposes, all gifts of stock based on the closing price of the stock on the day the stock is received by TVO.

As with all charitable donations, a certain percentage of the donation becomes a non-refundable tax credit which has the effect of lowering your taxes payable in the year. Charitable tax credits can also be brought forward and used in future tax years. You don’t need to use the whole amount in one year, and you can spread out your tax savings over 5 years.

Making a gift of stock is not difficult. First, evaluate your financial situation to ensure a gift of stock is the right way for you to support TVO at this time. Secondly, seek the advice of a professional advisor (your lawyer, accountant, tax or investment advisor) so you are aware of all the financial implications.

For more information please contact: Sarah Asgari at 416-484-2600 x2252 or by email at

To make a gift today download the Gift of Securities Form

Leadership Gifts

Leadership donors represents a very special group of TVO supporters: philanthropists whose support has a significant impact on TVO, helping to ensure TVO is reaching out to more people in more ways than ever before – on-air, online and in Ontario communities.

To learn more about Leadership giving, please contact Sarah Asgari at 416-484-2600 x2252 or by email at

You can also donate now through our fast, easy, and secure online form.

We look foward to welcoming you into the Director's Circle.

TVO Volunteer Leaders

We’re always looking for committed individuals who can help us secure financial support in communities across Ontario. TVO Volunteer Leaders make peer-to-peer connections, raising funds needed to make an even greater impact on the people of this province.

You will help bring people together, drawing on support from individuals, companies and foundations. Support as a TVO Volunteer Leader means helping more kids and parents learn, helping more people to understand the world, encouraging more public engagement, and ensuring the preservation of Ontario’s heritage.

We are proud of how far TVO has come over the last 40 years but to take TVO to the next level with more innovative and inspiring programming that makes a difference for kids, for parents and for citizens across Ontario -- we need the support of committed volunteers.

Become a Volunteer Leader today by contacting Sarah Asgari at 416-484-2600 x2252 or by email at

If you are already a TVO Leader, THANK YOU

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