Other Ways to Donate

You may make a gift contribution to the Cathedral Restoration Project in a number of ways but gifts of cash or cheques or by pledges are chosen by some of our donors. For further information about contributing in one of the following ways, or to donate by cash or cheque, please contact:

Cathedral Restoration Office
c/o Cathedral Heritage Foundation
One Bayard Drive
Saint John, NB E2L 3L5
Tel: 506.653.6967
Fax: 506.653.6812


Stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares that have appreciated can have an immediate impact and can create an income tax deduction for you based on their current value. Donating shares or mutual funds is currently one of the smartest ways to give in Canada. When you donate shares to a charity, there is no capital gains tax on any benefit received from the sale of these securities.

If you wish to make a gift of stock or donate listed securities to the Cathedral Restoration Project, please instruct your broker to contact Ms. Bev Mosher at ScotiaMcLeod 1-506-631-3115 or 1-800-416-1400. You can download our Letter of Direction which you can use to make a donation of securities. For additional information, you may contact the Cathedral Restoration Office at 1-506-653-6967.

We strongly encourage you to seek advice from your professional financial or tax advisor before deciding upon any charitable gift using personal assets.

Life Insurance

You may donate to the project by making the “Cathedral Restoration Project” of the Cathedral Heritage Foundation the owner and beneficiary of your insurance policy.

Planned Gifts

We have been blessed to have received many generous gifts from individuals who included us in their estate plans. Remembering the Cathedral Restoration Project and the Cathedral Heritage Foundation in your will is the most common form of planned giving. A percentage of your estate would be a fitting way to remember your Cathedral and could reduce your estate taxes. Here are some of the ways to achieve this:

  • bequests by will or living trust
  • charitable remainder trusts
  • charitable lead trusts
  • charitable gift annuities
  • beneficiary benefits from RRSPs, pensions, or financial instruments

Matching Gifts

If your company has a matching gift program, you may be able to enhance the impact of your gift by requesting a matching gift form from your company and including it with your pledge card. Check with your employer for a tax deductible donation.

Gifts In Kind

We will gladly accept donations of certain necessary services and products that will benefit the restoration project. Under certain circumstances, gifts in kind receive special consideration under CRA guidelines.

Commemorative Opportunities

A number of memorial opportunities are available for individual commemoration which will allow you to leave a lasting legacy.

Gifts to the Cathedral Restoration Project and the Cathedral Heritage Foundation are tax deductible as allowed by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Please contact your tax or financial advisor with specific questions regarding tax deductibility. For additional information regarding contributions or memorial giving options, you may contact the Cathedral Restoration Project Office at 506.653.6967 or restoration@dioceseofsaintjohn.org

Donations will be acknowledged in a permanent manner within the Cathedral, at the discretion of the donor.