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Leave a Legacy

What will your legacy be?
Lions Foundation of Canada mission is to assist Canadians with a medical or physical disability by providing them Dog Guides at no cost through its six Dog Guide programs: Canine Vision, Hearing Ear, Special Skills, Seizure Response, Autism Assistance and Diabetic Alert.

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

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

Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides has many ways that you can leave a lasting memory.

  •  Bequest in Your Will

    • One of the most popular ways to make a planned gift is through a bequest in your will. You can add an amendment to your existing will and specify an amount, property or securities to be donated to Dog Guides.

  •  Residuary Bequest

    • Residuary Bequest refers to the amount remaining in the estate after all specific and general gifts are given. For example, John leaves his house and stocks to his wife, and leaves everything else to his daughter – The gift of “everything else” is the residuary bequest.

  •  Stocks or Company Shares (Marketable Securities)

    • 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.

  •  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.

Legacy Program Brochure