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Regular Ongoing Giving

To support First Unitarian services, programs, and our work in the wider world, please consider monthly donations.

Make a Pledge

To sustain our congregation and plan our annual budget, we ask members and friends to Pledge an amount they are committed to giving over the course of the coming year. Our annual Pledge Drive occurs in the spring to cover the twelve months of our program year that begins in July.

Your Pledge allows us to plan for services, staffing and programs knowing there will be sufficient funds.

Giving regularly provides us with a predictable income. Automated and pre-authorized donations are the most helpful methods for our budgeting process and the most secure ways of donating.

We understand that circumstances can change and pledges can’t always be fulfilled. Please advise Team Generosity if you must make a change to your pledge so we can adjust our cash flow expectations accordingly.

You can make a pledge at any time using the confidential secure online pledge form.  Or if you prefer to use a paper form, you can download it, or let us send you one by Canada Post.

We are grateful for the ongoing generosity of our members and friends who make financial contributions to support our programs and operations.

First Unitarian Toronto is a registered Canadian charity (851846816 RR0001) and issues annual tax receipts.

Ways To Donate

Please contact Team Generosity if you have any questions about your donations.

If you donate at least $20 in a year, you will receive a tax receipt from First Unitarian in February covering the full amount you donated in the previous year. It will come either by email (if we have your email address) or by Canada Post. If you donate via CanadaHelps, the tax receipt will be available from CanadaHelps.

Donate via CanadaHelps

When you donate via CanadaHelps, there is a processing fee of 3.5%, so 96.5% of your donation comes to First Unitarian. Learn more at CanadaHelps supports automatic monthly donations. Your tax receipt will be available on You can get one receipt for all your donations for a year.

If you would like to donate to us using your credit card, we recommend that you donate through CanadaHelps. The fees are much lower than if we charge your card directly.

Donate using automatic debit from your bank account

When you donate via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), 100% of your donation comes to First Unitarian. We can set up a recurring donation on your schedule (one-time, monthly or quarterly).

Donate from your bank through Interac e-transfer

You can use your bank’s mobile app or website to send your donation to 100% of your donation comes to First Unitarian.

Donate by transferring securities

Giving stock directly to First may be more prudent than selling stock and giving cash because there may be tax advantages related to capital gains. Please contact your financial advisor to confirm the best arrangements for you. Use our Stock Transfer Form (pdf).

Donate in the collection basket

If you attend our Sunday service in person, you can put your donation in the collection basket, whether by cash or cheque, 100% of your donation comes to First Unitarian.

Capital Campaign for Renovations to Our New Home

Our congregation is on the move and we are excited to share plans for our new home in Oakwood Village. (Learn more about our journey to 473 Oakwood). We would be honoured if you would consider making a pledge to our Capital Campaign for Project 473.

The total amount of your donation can be remitted at one time, or made in installments over any period of time up to June 2024. And in the event that circumstances change, you may cancel or update your pledge at any time.

To make a pledge:

If you’d like to discuss your pledge or the pledging process, contact Nacia Miller at 647-539-3410, or

Please note that this is a special commitment to help build a new home for First, and is separate from your regular annual pledge.

Estate Planning

Planned Giving is a way to express your support for First after you are gone. If you’d like more information, please contact Team Generosity about how to make your wishes known and select the most suitable way for you to plan this type of gift.