Legacy Giving



Leaving a Legacy


Remembering KidsAbility in your will is not only generous and impactful but surprisingly simple. A bequest of a piece of property, securities, cash or a percentage of your estate provides a charitable tax receipt that can lower or in some cases eliminate estate taxes.

Every charitable gift results in a tax receipt for the estate. Because you are deemed to have disposed of all of your assets in the year of death, the reportable income for the year can be high. The charitable tax credit that your estate receives can offset any tax owing from deemed dispositions that are also realized in the year of death, (i.e. capital gains and / or recapture of depreciation). Currently your estate trustee will be able to allocate available tax credits against the taxation year of the estate in the year the donation is disbursed, any earlier taxation year of the estate or the individual’s last two taxation years before death.

Below are ways to make a gift in your will:



By completing a Letter of Intention you are informing us of your intent to include KidsAbility in your will. This information provides us the opportunity to discuss your wishes and how your gift will impact the future of KidsAbility. Most of all we would like to thank you for your generosity and ask you to consider joining our Legacy Society.

We invite all questions and ideas surrounding planned gift options to KidsAbility and recommend speaking with your family and your lawyer about your decision. It would be our honour to help you create your lasting legacy and ensure your wishes are realized in years to come. All inquiries and communication with us will be met with the utmost confidentiality.


For more information contact:
Heather Curran
Development Manager, Leadership and Planned Giving
519-886-8886 ext. 1399
Toll Free: 1-888-372-2259



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