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Sharing the past, understanding the present, preparing for the future

Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal's birthplace, is a unique site that must be preserved for future generations. Your donation of any amount is sure to make a difference to the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History.

Different kinds of donations to Pointe-à-Callière 

Remember that you can donate in different ways. The Foundation issues income tax receipts for the following types of gifts: 

  • cash donations
  • donations of items or collections 
  • donations of publicly traded securities

You can also donate to the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation endowment fund. Dedicated funds are also available for donors who would like to support a specific aspect of the Museum’s activities (exhibitions, collections, education, conservation and development).  

Major fundraising campaign 

Pointe-à-Callière: Building on the Past 
The Pointe-à-Callière Foundation invites you to contribute to the Museum’s greatest development project ever: the creation of the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex. Imagine: eleven historic and archaeological sites, linked underground by an impressive collector sewer and on the surface by urban gardens. The 500,000 visitors to the Complex every year will be able to learn more about our city’s past, as they stand on the very spot where Maisonneuve and Jeanne Mance founded Montréal. It’s a unique and exceptional way to discover Montréal’s story, by exploring some historic sites of national significance, including the remains of Fort Ville-Marie (1642) and of the first permanent Parliament of the United Province of Canada (1844).

A major fundraising campaign is underway to make this Complex a reality. Please support this extensive project and help create a world-class tourist attraction and a heritage legacy to celebrate Montréal's 375th anniversary in 2017!

Click on this link to download the donation form or visit the Building on the Past site for more information on this major campaign. 

Donating publicly traded securities

You can donate publicly traded shares, bonds and other securities to the Foundation. Use this form to transfer publicly traded securities to the Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History Foundation.

Click here to download the form for donating publicly traded securities

Gifts in memoriam

A gift in memoriam is a generous gesture as a way of expressing your sympathy to family members and friends. If you would like to notify the family or a particular individual of your donation, the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation can send a card in your name to the people concerned.

Click here to download the gift in memoriam form

You can also contact the Foundation and ask for copies of the form.

Donations of items or collections

One of the Museum’s mandates is to acquire collections relating to Montréal’s history, from prehistory to the present, and to conserve, manage and display them. The Museum also acquires items related to its temporary exhibitions, and purchases and manufactures items and receives them through donations and bequests.

For more information on this type of donation, contact Marie-Ève Bertrand, Collections Archivist, at 514 872-9310 or

Planned giving

The Pointe-à-Callière Foundation welcomes planned gifts, both immediate and deferred, and extends its sincere thanks to donors who support Pointe-à-Callière in this way. 

Immediate donations may be in the form of monetary gifts, securities (shares, bonds), charitable gift annuities, immovables and gifts in kind. 

Future or deferred donations may be in the form of bequests or life insurance policies (death benefit).

To help you decide on the type of gift best suited to your situation, the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation recommends that you consult a professional tax advisor or financial advisor, for details on the tax rules applicable in your case.

Clik her to download the information brochure on planned giving

For more information on planned giving, contact Josianne Lafantaisie, Giving Development Co-ordinator with the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation, at (514) 872-8431 or


You can make your donation through CanadaHelps site.

More information

For more information, contact us at (514) 872-4643 or

Thank you for your generosity!