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Deadlines for 2018 Charitable Donation Tax Receipts

To be eligible for a 2018 tax receipt, donations must be received in good order by the Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation, by 4pm (EST) on December 31, 2018.

Below are recommended timelines to assist you in meeting this deadline:

Donation Type

 Submission Deadlines



Please submit immediately

Our experience shows that the processing of securities transfers could take several weeks. It is strongly recommended that the process gets started as early as possible.

Third Party Mutual Funds

December 1

Industry timelines to complete transfer requests range from 5-15 business days and are dependent on the relinquishing institution, the account type and the investment mix within the account.

Mackenzie Mutual Funds

Client Name Accounts – December 21

Nominee Accounts – December 14

Allow time for Nominee account opening process and for your dealership to process the transfer.


December 21

Allow time for delivery of physical cheques to the Foundation by deadline.


December 27

Allow time for internal communication and transfer of funds to the Foundation by the deadline.

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