Speaking to Your Advisor

You want to leave a charitable gift in your Will to advance health care at Grand River Hospital. Taxes are likely the last thing on your mind. But you may be surprised to learn that Canada has some of the most generous tax incentives for charitable giving in the world. Once you make the decision to leave a gift to Grand River Hospital Foundation in your Will, speak to your financial advisor about how you can best take advantage of Canada’s generous incentives. Here's how to get started:

1) Start by sharing your intentions

In order to create a rock solid strategy for charitable giving in your estate, start by sharing your intentions with your advisor. Why do you want to leave a gift in your Will? What kind of impact do you want it to have? What would you like the approximate size of your gift to be? You can use the Will Power legacy calculator to help.

2) Narrow in on your numbers

Work with your advisor to better estimate the future value of your estate, and how much of that you would like to leave to your loved ones, and then how much to charity.

3) Explore the different ways to leave a gift in your estate

Your estate is likely to receive a significant income tax bill when you pass. Choosing to make a charitable gift in your Will results in a donation receipt that can significantly reduce taxes owed. Discuss with your advisor which of your estate’s assets might be most efficient to give.

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Important details to include are:

Our Legal Name: Grand River Hospital Foundation
Our Address: 835 King Street West, Kitchener, ON N2G 1G3
Our Charitable Business Number: 88918 0394 RR0001