The Arts Need You!


VAM is a not-for-profit charitable organization and we are grateful for the support of members and donors like you! Donations over $20 are eligible for a tax receipt.

If you would like to discuss other opportunities to designate donations beyond the three funds listed below please contact our Executive Director – Thank you for caring!


The VAM Memorial Fund was established through donations made by the families and friends of members who have passed on. These funds are designated to support special Member events, exhibitions and programs.


The VAM Creative Kids’ Fund supports fully funded or subsidized programs for youth in financial need. VAM works with Peel District School Board teachers, Peel Children’s Aid and other youth organizations to identify youth who would benefit by taking an art course or participating in a week of kids’ art camp.


The team at Visual Arts Mississauga has created a memorial fund in Lily’s honour. The Lily Chen Scholarship Fund has been formed to help support an emerging artist age 20-25 living in Mississauga. This artist will receive the opportunity to further develop their art and professional skills through a VAM course as they embark on their career in the arts. Please click here to learn more.


Visual Arts Mississauga has supported the arts and artists in our community for over 40 years, building on three pillars of excellence: arts education, arts exhibition and community engagement. VAM is a not-for-profit charitable organization and to help us keep our course fees as low as possible, we rely on the support of members and donors like you! Making a donation to VAM’s General Fund, you are ensuring that visual arts stays alive and well for years to come.

Donations over $20 will receive a tax receipt. Please email info@visualartsmississauga or click the Donate Now button below to donate today. Please give generously.


Donate Now Through!

Online donations are accepted via Canada Helps – Canada’s platform for donating and fundraising online. Click the Donate Now button to be directed to our page.

Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization BN 11904 3701 RR0001


When you leave a planned gift to Visual Arts Mississauga, you are supporting the arts in Mississauga for future generations. Your planned gift will make an impact in supporting the continuity of creative arts programs for people of all ages and abilities, and provide a lasting statement of your generosity.
A planned gift to Visual Arts Mississauga not only benefits the community but also your own financial security. Planned gifts can reduce taxes, increase income, and provide benefits to your estate and beneficiaries. Your legacy gift can come in several forms.

Securities and Mutual Fund Shares
When you donate securities directly to Visual Arts Mississauga, capital gains tax is eliminated, allowing you to donate more. You’ll also receive a charitable tax receipt for the full market value of the security upon completion of the sale. It’s easy to donate securities, including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, to us through the Canada Helps Donation Form.

Gifts in a Will
A few words in your will can establish a planned gift to Visual Arts Mississauga that will illustrate your love of the arts to your friends and family.

Life Insurance
Gifts made through life insurance let you make sizable contributions at a low cost.

Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) or Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF)
Naming Visual Arts Mississauga as a beneficiary is a tax efficient method of donation and is easy to arrange.

For more information on legacy giving, and to get started on your gift, please contact us at VAM Executive Director

The information on this page is general in nature and not intended to be a substitute for professional legal or financial planning advice. We encourage all donors who are planning a legacy gift to seek independent legal and/or financial planning advice.