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Providing Dog Guides to Canadians with Disabilities
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

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

    • One of the most popular and simple 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 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.

  •  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, now or in the future. To choose this option, please click stocks and 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