- Calculate your donation.You can determine how much you want to leave to charity, and how much you want your loved ones to receive, with a simple calculation. You can make that calculation using the Legacy Calculatortool developed by Will Power, a national public education campaign designed to inspire Canadians to think differently about charitable giving.
- Discover the tax benefits.Did you know the Canadian government has created some of the best tax incentives in the world to encourage more giving to charity, especially from your estate? Just to cite an example, this article illustrates how a couple’s financial advisor helped themgive big to charity and take advantage of the tax benefits, all while leaving a sizeable inheritance for their daughters.
- Ask a financial advisor.Consulting a financial expert can help you maximize your donation and ensure it works in your favour. You can use Will Power’sto match with an expert in your region. There is also a handy guide available to start the conversation with your advisor here.
- Find out how to keep the love going. Learn how a gift in your Will to Shine would be used to change the lives of the young people we serve, here. Or you can contact Brittany Kosir at brittany [dot] kosir [at] shinefoundation [dot] ca (brittany[dot]kosir[at]shinefoundation[dot]ca) or call at 519-642-0990 (ext. 224) to find out more!
Who would have thought of a Will as a powerful tool to make change in the world? But more and more Canadians are harnessing the power of their Wills to become larger-than-life philanthropists who continue to inspire others and make an impact on the future. Join the movement and keep the love going for what matters to you!