Providing Dog Guides to Canadians with Disabilities
Leave a Legacy

What will your legacy be?
You can make a large impact on the future of Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides with a planned gift. There are numerous options for legacy gifts listed below, or please contact us for further information. We encourage you to consult with your legal and financial advisors to consider all the relevant issues and income tax provisions.

For more information, please contact:

Julie Jelinek
(905) 842-2891 Ext. 223
1 (800) 768-3030 Ext. 223

You can make a large impact on the future of Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides with a planned gift. Scroll down to find out more about gifts in wills and other types of legacy gifts, or please contact us for further information..

  •  Bequest in Your Will

    • Remembering Lions Foundation of Canada in your will is a generous act and surprisingly simple, while transforming lives in years to come.  You can add an amendment to your existing will and specify an amount or a portion of cash, property or securities to be donated to Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. You can also choose to leave a residuary bequest which is the amount remaining in your estate after all specific and general gifts are given. Your lawyer can draft your will or add a codicil.

      Please let us know of your bequest and wishes and of course, we will respect your privacy.

      The legal name to include in your will is “Lions Foundation of Canada”.

  •  Securities (Company Shares)

    • If you have public company shares that have increased in value, there are several tax advantages to transferring the actual appreciated shares as a donation, now or in the future. To choose this option, please visit  securities.

  •  Donor Advised Funds at a Community Foundation or Bank

    • A fund held at a Community Foundation or bank has become quite popular. You can have your own “foundation” without the administrative burden of a private foundation.

  •  Charitable Gift Annuities

    • A gift annuity guarantees payments to you for your lifetime, some of which can be tax-free. The portion of the sum you contribute is a gift that will immediately support Dog Guide programs.

  •  Charitable Trust

    • A charitable trust allows you to retain the income of current investments while making a gift to Lions Foundation of Canada in the future.

  •  Designating a RRSP or TFSA

    • If you own a RRSP or Tax Free Savings Account, you can choose to designate Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides as the beneficiary.

  •  Donating or Transferring Life Insurance

    • A gift of life insurance allows you to make a large gift in the future by making smaller tax-receiptable premium payments now.

  •  Endowment Fund

    • An endowment fund is an excellent way to make your gift last well into the future. For gifts of $10,000 or more, an endowment can be established in your name. The interest generated annually from the investment is used to support Dog Guide programs.

  •  Memorial Gifts

    • You can honour the life of a loved one through a donation, of any kind. There is also a Pet Memorial Wall to commemorate a beloved pet. Click here to memorial link.

The legal name is Lions Foundation of Canada and the CRA Business # is 13024 5129 RR0001

Legacy Program Brochure

For more information about becoming a Dog Guide Legacy Leader, please contact:

Julie Jelinek
(905) 842-2891 Ext. 223
1 (800) 768-3030 Ext. 223