Legacy Giving

Making a planned gift is a thoughtful way to contribute to The Canadian Canoe Museum and create a legacy for the future. Your gift can help ensure the Museum’s future and offer many benefits to you, your spouse, or your family.

Planned giving allows people from all walks of life to make a significant donation without affecting their current lifestyle. You can create a substantial legacy in your name or honour others. Your philanthropy and goodwill will demonstrate a deep and lasting commitment to the Museum’s continued growth and stability.

You may receive financial or tax benefits and achieve much more with your donation than you thought was possible. It is recommended that you consult your financial or legal advisor prior to making a planned gift. They will provide you with a thorough analysis of your individual situation and tax circumstances. You can decide which of these ways of giving will work best for you.

The Museum’s team is always happy to assist you in any way they can. To make a gift or for more information, email legacygiving@canoemuseum.ca or call 705.748.9153 x211.

There are many ways to make a gift to The Canadian Canoe Museum:

Bequests - are simple, convenient and offer a wide range of giving options, including a specific dollar amount or a percentage or remainder of an estate.

Life insurance - if you change the beneficiary, you can use an unneeded policy or create a new policy to make a donation without affecting your disposable income.

RRSP/RRIF - name the Museum as your beneficiary and enjoy your savings during your life while creating a legacy for the future.

Stock/securities - donating appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds, flow-through shares or stock options through your will can offer significant tax advantages.

Charitable annuities - these can allow you to make a commitment to the Museum today while providing a fixed income for your life.

Gifts of property - you can make a substantial gift to the Museum through a transfer of real estate or a gift of jewelry or art.

Benefits of Planning a Legacy Gift

Create a meaningful legacy - making a legacy gift ensures that your support for The Canadian Canoe Museum can continue long into the future.

Ensure peace of mind - creating a will is the only way to ensure that your loved ones are taken care of the way you intend and you may change your wishes at any time.

Convenience - a legacy gift is easy to arrange and can be made for any amount you wish.

Enjoy tax savings - a legacy gift offers significant tax benefits for you and your heirs.

If You Already Have a Will

It’s not too late to add a bequest, even if you already have an up-to-date will. For a small legal fee, you can add a codicil, or an amendment, to your existing will. Contact your lawyer or financial advisor for more information.

Information Needed By Your Legal Advisor

Legal Name: The Canadian Canoe Museum
Registered Charitable Number: 13378 1039 RR0001
Address: 910 Monaghan Road, Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 5K4, Canada
Telephone: 705-748-9153