Your donations directly support priority equipment and fund programs, research and new facilities at the IWK. Donate

Ways to donate

Blake Boudreau
“The IWK was there when Blake required life-saving open heart surgery. Without them, we wouldn’t have our little girl.” – Mark Boudreau, Blake’s dad

Flexible Donation Options

Maritime families rely on your support. There are a number of easy and convenient ways for you to donate to the IWK.


Any donation, big or small, helps Maritime women, children and youth receive specialized and complex care.

One Time Gift


Donations in memory are a thoughtful way to honour the life of a loved one.

Memorial Gift


An ongoing monthly donation ensures that the IWK is in a position to respond quickly to the most urgent care priorities.

Monthly Gift


Birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries - tribute donations are a meaningful way to celebrate a special occasion.

Tribute Gift

Join the 32,898 people who donated to the IWK last year.
Your support changes lives. Donate

Donating by cheque

Please make cheques payable to the IWK Foundation and send to the address below. Be sure to include a note with your name, email address, mailing address and phone number if you require a receipt.

Donating by credit card

The IWK Foundation accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express for online donations. At this time, our merchant processing system does not accept debit cards. If you would like to use a VISA debit card to make a donation, please call our offices at (902) 470-8085 or 1-800-595-2266.

Donating cash

For security purposes, please do not send cash in the mail. Instead, visit the IWK Foundation office in person and we will issue you a receipt directly.

IWK Foundation
B220-5855 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, NS B3H 4S2

Estate gifts

Leaving a gift in your will to the IWK not only provides tremendous personal satisfaction, but helps to provide care for generations to come. 

Donating securities

Donating securities is a straightforward process and our Foundation team will work with you to complete the transfer. Please read instructions carefully.

  1. Contact your investment advisor who will have you sign a letter of direction outlining the shares that you wish to donate.
  2. The transfer will be processed by your investment advisor's head office.
  3. The Foundation will send you an acknowledgement of your donation with a tax receipt to follow.

Information for your investment advisor:

Institution: CIBC Mellon Global 
Account Name: IWK Health Centre Foundation
CMS A/C #IWEF5001002 
CUSIP # Of security being donated

To ensure a precise and timely transfer, please have your advisor email a copy of your signed instructions to:

Mutual Funds

Please note our Mutual Fund dealer is now RBC Dominion Securities. If you wish to donate Mutual Funds, please contact Gena Walton, Chief Operating Officer, IWK Foundation, to request the new direction of transfer letter. This letter will need to be completed with your broker or investment representative.


We are happy to answer any questions you might have. Please call us at (902) 470-8085 or 1-800-595-2266.

Excellence is in your hands.

IWK Health Centre Charitable Foundation Charitable Number: 867558090RR0001