Give The Past A Future
Whether supported through an outright gift or planned gift, all Canada's History programs are made possible through the generosity and commitment of people like you.
To learn about the Planned Giving benefits to you, download our full-colour PDF brochure History Matters: Building the legacy for Canada's Past or carry on reading below.
How You Can Make A Difference Today
A planned gift to Canada's History helps to ensure the future of programs and services offered that directly benefit the next generation of Canadians.
As a donor, a planned gift allows you to perpetuate your belief that there is a Canadian history story to be told, a lesson to be learned and a commitment to community to be shared. At the same time, you will realize tax savings either now or in the future, depending on the option you choose.
Just what are planned gifts?
Planned gifts include bequests through your will, gifts of marketable securities, gifts of life insurance and charitable remainder trusts.
Bequests are gifts made through your will. You can give a specific piece of property, a specific sum of money, or a percentage of your estate.
Planned today, a bequest is not paid to Canada's History until after you pass away. By carefully planning your bequest, you may eliminate all the taxes payable on death. Your executor can claim bequests up to 100% of the net income on your final two tax returns.
Donating is the least expensive way to make a gift of appreciated, publicly-listed securities such as stocks, bonds and mutual fund units.
You will receive a charitable tax receipt for the fair market value of your donation and taxable capital gains are reduced a further 50%. You will receive the satisfaction of contributing a significant gift that will both benefit and support future generations at a reduced cost to you. Securities are tax-effective when given today or in the future through a bequest.
There are many easy ways to donate using life insurance. You can give a new policy, an existing policy or simply name Canada's History as the beneficiary.
A planned gift of life insurance can either save you tax dollars today, meaning immediate tax relief, or your estate can receive a tax credit for the face value of your policy. Payments of small premiums today can provide a significant contribution towards the future of Society programs.
Charitable Remainder Trust
A charitable remainder trust enables you to give today and create immediate tax savings as you retain the income or continue to make use of the donated asset.
Charitable remainder trusts are powerful planning tools for people over age 65 who have made, or are planning to make a charitable bequest. You receive an immediate tax receipt for the present value of the donated asset and annual income from the assets in trust.
Below is a chart summarizing the tax and other benefits of making a planned gift to Canada's History.
Designating Your Gift
All gifts to Canada's History are extremely valuable and will have a direct and long–term impact on the Society. An unrestricted gift, however, carries with it an added advantage: the flexibility to allow Canada's History the opportunity to better meet the needs and challenges of an unpredictable future.
Donors may prefer to direct their contribution to benefit one of Canada's History's current programs:
Your options for giving:
Wherever the need is greatest
The Beaver Legacy Fund
The Governor General's History Awards and other educational initiatives
Our children's publication Kayak
Our web-based initiatives
Thank you for honouring Canada's History by considering a planned gift. If you do plan to make a future gift to the Society through your Will, we would appreciate notification of the same. It is our goal to ensure that all future gifts to the Society are handled according to the wishes of the donor. This goal requires us to maintain accurate permanent records of our correspondence with future donors.
As a registered charity, Canada's History can accept donations and issue receipts for income tax purposes. In return for your gift, we will include you in our annual list of supporters that appears in Canada's History magazine and on the website. All registered planned donors also receive complimentary tickets to our annual dinner events.
To ensure that your Will, or any codicil to it, is valid and takes full advantage of current legislation, please consult your lawyer or financial advisor.
Should you wish to discuss your gift in confidence, please contact Linda Onofreychuk, at 204.988.9300, ext. 210, or through our toll-free number: 1.866.952.3444.
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University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9
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Leave a Legacy™ Manitoba is the effort of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners — professionals from various disciplines supporting philanthropy by fostering the development and growth of gift planning.
For more information about planned giving, visit their site.