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Make the greatest impact with your philanthropy today and for generations to come.
Create a lasting legacy by making plans to support the causes you care about in the future.
Tides Canada can work with you, your family, or your professional advisor to develop a planned giving plan that reflects your philanthropic goals. Tides Canada will ensure your values will be honoured and that your gift will be used effectively.
Starting a Legacy Fund
By establishing a Legacy Fund at Tides Canada you can manage your long term philanthropic investments efficiently and flexibly while maximizing tax advantages and earning investment income. When you open a fund at Tides Canada, you join our community of individuals, charities, foundations, nonprofits, and businesses who share your passion for philanthropy.
Align your giving with your goals. Work with our experienced team of program leads to make your money go further.
Leave a Gift in Your Will (Bequest)
Leaving a gift in your will (also known as a ‘bequest’) is one of the easiest and most common ways of leaving a legacy gift. This option provides you a with simple way to make a lasting impact with flexibility, as a bequest can be changed by modifying your will at any time.
Give a Gift of RRSP/RRIF
Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP) and Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIF) are popular savings vehicles in Canada and yet they can be one of the highest taxed assets in your estate. Naming Tides Canada as a beneficiary of your RRSP/RRIF is a highly tax efficient and easy way to make a charitable legacy gift.
Give a Gift of Life Insurance
A gift of a life insurance policy can provide a significant legacy gift while costing only a fraction of the value of the gift. You have the option of naming Tides Canada Foundation as the beneficiary of an existing policy, signing over an existing life insurance policy to Tides Canada Foundation, or purchasing a new policy and naming Tides Canada Foundation as the owner and beneficiary of the policy.
Give a Gift of Publicly Traded Securities
Making a gift of publicly traded securities is an easy tax efficient way to make a gift today, or in the future. Gifts of publicly traded securities (stocks, income trust units, bonds, and mutual fund units) are exempt from capital gains tax. In addition to receiving a charitable tax receipt for the fair market value of your gift, you will have the added benefit of the capital gains exemption on donated securities.
Other Types of Legacy Gifts
There are a number of other ways to make a lasting legacy gift including a charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, gift of residual interest, or real estate and other property. Our staff at Tides Canada would be happy to work with you and your professional advisor in planning your charitable legacy.
Please note: You should always seek independent legal and accounting advice when choosing to make a planned gift.