Ways to Plan Your Legacy Gift

Wording for Your Will

In many ways your Will is the most important legal document you will ever sign. It clearly communicates to your loved ones your wishes with respect to the disposition of your property, who you wish to administer your Estate on your behalf, and who you wish to have as guardian of your children or dependents.

Gift of Charitable Remainder Trusts

A Gift of Charitable Remainder Trust provides you with income for life and after your lifetime, the assets remaining in the trust will be used by the Canadian Red Cross for humanitarian work. The establishment of a charitable remainder trust requires the services of a lawyer, as well as a financial advisor and is administered by an assigned trustee.

Gift of Life Insurance

Wish your charitable giving could have greater impact? Consider using the power of life insurance to support your generosity. The greatest benefit of giving through life insurance is that the death benefit is typically greater than the premiums you paid.

Gift of Property

Making a gift of property can be a mutually beneficial way to support the critical work of the Canadian Red Cross.

Gifts of RRSPs and RRIFs

Registered Retired Savings Plans (RRSP) and Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIF) are important tools when planning for your secure future.

Charitable Gift Annuities

This form of Gift Planning allows you to make an in-life contribution to the Canadian Red Cross while simultaneously enjoying a guaranteed income for life that is largely tax exempt. Annuities are generally more suited for a senior supporter.