You don’t have to be wealthy to create a legacy. Creating it requires some planning, but it’s probably easier than you think. Most legacies are done through a will. Some would name the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society as a beneficiary on an RRSP or another registered fund, some on a life insurance policy, or a trust.
There are a number of options available and each has different types of tax benefits. We encourage you to talk to your professional advisor (i.e. your lawyer, accountant, etc.) if you have one because while everyone’s needs vary, your advisor can help you decide which options(s) may work best for you and your family. If you do not have or know of an advisor in your area, we will be happy to arrange a meeting with our (legal) advisor at no cost to you.
The Robin & Jennifer Harrison Environmental Fund has been set up at the Comox Valley Community Foundation for Project Watershed. We will receive yearly interest from this fund and it is a good way to ensure we have funds in perpetuity. Contact the Comox Valley Community Foundation to donate to this fund.
This type of gift is usually given to mark a special occasion such as a birthday, or anniversary. It could also mark other occasions like Christmas, Mothers/Father’s Day, and Easter, etc. Perhaps there is a particular day which you would like to celebrate, or plan a gift. Planning a gift on a special day can add additional meaning to an already significant time.
A gift to honour someone is any type of gift given to honour a close friend, family member, or a person for whom you have great respect. Perhaps the person was involved with or admired the work of the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society and you would like to leave a gift in their memory. This type of gift ensures that their legacy is always remembered through the work of Comox Valley Project Watershed Society.
A gift in memory of a loved one is any type of gift given to remember a close friend or family member who has passed. Perhaps the loved one was involved with or admired the work of the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society and you would like to leave a gift in their memory. This type of gift ensures that their legacy is always remembered through the work of Comox Valley Project Watershed Society
A gift of real estate is made when you leave property, buildings, land, or a place of residence that you own to the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society. This type of gift can be given immediately or specified in your will. You will receive a charitable tax receipt to be used in your final income tax return.
A gift of residual interest is made when you decide to give the property in which you reside or any other property (art, valuables etc.) to the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society. You can continue to use and enjoy the property throughout your lifetime. You will receive a charitable tax receipt for the present value of the property when the gift is made. Upon your death, the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society receives the deed of the property.
A gift of trust is made when you make the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society the secondary beneficiary to an irrevocable trust. The primary beneficiary (or the income beneficiary) includes you, and if applicable, your spouse. Throughout your lifetime or for a stated period of time you will receive a predetermined amount of the trust; upon your death the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society will receive the remainder of the trust.
A gift of annuity is made when you make a contribution of cash or other property to the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society in exchange for a guaranteed lifetime income (or for a stated interval of time).
Gifts of retirement plans are made when you name the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society as a beneficiary. This means that upon your death Project Watershed would receive the proceeds and your estate will receive a charitable receipt. This receipt will counterbalance your final tax return, transforming some or all of the final tax liabilities you have when you die into a charitable gift.
A gift of life insurance is made when you name the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society as the beneficiary. This means that you control the policy, and the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society would receive the insurance proceeds upon your death.
A Charitable Bequest is simply a distribution from your estate to the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society through your last will and...
You can easily donate some of your investment shares to Project Watershed and we will receive the cash value to complete our projects. The Coastal Community Private Wealth Group will waive the fees if you donate your shares through them. Otherwise you can use Canada Helps. To get a tax receipt for the current year you need to complete the process by mid December.