Ontario Opportunities Fund

By contributing to this fund you are helping to reduce Ontario's debt. Your contribution allows you to claim a non-refundable tax credit for the year in which you make your contribution.

How do I make a contribution?

There are two ways you can contribute to the Ontario Opportunities Fund:

  1. by redirecting your income tax refund, or
  2. by sending a cheque or money order to the province.

Redirect your income tax refund

You can make a contribution on your personal income tax and benefit return using all or a portion of your income tax refund. To do this, complete the Ontario opportunities fund area on your return.

Get your General Income Tax and Benefit package from the Canada Revenue Agency

You will receive a receipt for your contribution for the next tax year. So, if you make a contribution in 2013 on your 2012 return, you will receive a receipt in February 2014. You will claim your credit on your 2013 return as a government gift on Schedule 9. The credit will reduce your total tax payable.

Your donation will not be processed if it is less than $2.00, or if the refund you have calculated is reduced by $2.00 or more when your return is assessed.

Note: your contribution will be deposited to the Ontario Opportunities Fund as soon as your return is assessed.

Download Schedule 9, Donations and Gifts

Send a cheque or money order

You can also make a contribution to the Ontario Opportunities Fund by sending a cheque or money order, payable to the Minister of Finance - Ontario Opportunities Fund, to:

Ontario Financing Authority
1400-1 Dundas Street West
Toronto ON M7A 1Y7

You will receive a receipt for your contribution for that tax year. So, if you send a cheque or money order to the fund in 2013, you will receive a receipt in February 2014. Then, you will claim the credit for your contribution on your 2013 return.

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