Types of donations

By donating, you contribute to building a cancer-free future. You also benefit from tax credits stemming from federal and provincial legislation. The two combine for a 48% credit. For more information, please visit the Canada Revenue Agency website and the Revenu Québec website.

Donations made to IRIC are processed by the Réseau des diplômés et des donateurs de l’Université de Montréal in complete confidentiality. Your tax receipt will be issued by the Université de Montréal and mailed to you approximately 4 weeks after you make your donation.

United States: You can benefit from a tax receipt, because the Université de Montréal is certified by the IRS as a charitable organization (501(c) 3 Public Charity number 23-7172320). Charitable organization registration number: 10816 0995 RR0001

There are several ways to donate to IRIC. Some methods may be better suited to your needs. For more information concerning the various types of donations, please contact Anne Lebel, Senior Development Advisor, at 514 343-6141 or by email: anne.lebel@umontreal.ca.

One-Time, Periodic or Perpetual Donation

Make a difference by making a donation to IRIC. Ensure ongoing support for the IRIC’s Investigators and for cancer patients by making a one-time, periodic or perpetual donation.

Donation in Memory or Donation in Honour of Someone

Make a donation in memory or in honour of someone or to celebrate an important occasion. When you pay tribute to a friend, a loved one or a colleague with a donation to IRIC, you make a difference in the life of those who have been affected by cancer.

Personalized Fund

Leave your mark with a fund bearing your name and do something that will live on over time.

Fundraising Activities

Get involved and organize a fundraising activity to benefit IRIC.

Planned Donation

Contribute to advancing research, training the next generation of scientists and developing new cancer treatments for the generations to come. Your philanthropic goals can last even beyond your life.

A planned donation is a donation that is subject to financial, tax or estate planning, reflecting your philanthropic goals and provides long-term funding that is vital to IRIC’s mission.

To learn more, consult these documents and contact us in complete confidentiality.

Testamentary donation

The testamentary donation is one of the simplest and most accessible ways to plan a donation. After having ensured the well-being of your family and friends, you can choose to bequeath part of your assets to IRIC by writing it in your will.

Life insurance donation

You can designate IRIC as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy’s death benefit. Depending on the option chosen, the tax advantages could benefit you or your estate.

Donations of publicly traded securities

In accordance with federal and provincial tax regulations, all donations of publicly traded securities are granted a full exemption from capital gains tax. For people with assets in the form of publicly traded stock, this type of donation is therefore much more advantageous than a monetary donation.

Donation in kind

The donation in kind constitutes a donation of material goods made to IRIC involving assets other than cash. A donation in kind can include real estate property, listed personal property (works of art, rare books, etc.) or securities and can be kept or sold by IRIC.

Company Donation

Mobilize your teams by offering them an opportunity to rally around an important cause.

Make a corporate donation

By making a corporate donation to IRIC or by associating your company with it, you are helping thousands of cancer patients through practical action.

You can always associate yourself with activities organized by IRIC, throughout the year, in return for visibility.

Take part in an IRIC activity or organize a company fundraising activity

Take part in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, purchase tickets for Audacious, or organize a fundraising activity personalized to fit your company.

Set up a matching donation program

Many companies commit to making a donation matching or exceeding the one made by the employees within the framework of fundraising campaigns or activities. Find out about the possibilities with your employer.


For information on the different types of corporate donations, contact Anne Lebel, Senior Development Advisor at 514 343-6141 or by email at anne.lebel@umontreal.ca.