What Will Your Legacy Be?

Planned gifts can allow a church to implement a ministry or special project that they wouldn’t otherwise have been able to do. Coming from accumulated resources they often require planning and have special tax benefits. Learn how stocks, bonds, mutual funds and real property can be used to support ministry now and how a gift in a will, life insurance or a charitable gift annuity can support ministry into the future.

[Go to Stewardship main page.]

Financial Advisor Talking To Senior Couple At Home Showing Documents

Make a Charitable Bequest
Learn how a gift in your will can support future ministry at a cost less than you think. Includes tools congregations can use to encourage bequests.

Senior couple holding cups

Estate Planning: Wills and Wording
Discover the right wording to use to leave a portion of your estate to your congregation or The Presbyterian Church in Canada.

Close-up Of Hand Filling Cheque

Gifts of Cash
Cash is a simple and effective way of supporting your congregation’s mission and ministry. Learn how tax credits in Canada can make it possible to give more than you think.

Corporate company stock shares

Publicly Listed Securities
When you give stocks, bonds or mutual funds directly to the church, capital gains taxes are eliminated and you receive a full tax receipt.

Mature woman talking on mobile phone

Charitable Gift Annuities
A unique way for Canadians (60+) to make a gift to the church and, in return, receive a guaranteed annual income for life — often tax-free.

A red piggy bank with a white Canadian maple leaf flag and text RRSP isolated on white

Life Beneficiary Gifts
If you make your church one of the beneficiaries of your RRSP or RRIF, the gift is deferred and revocable, so the tax credits will benefit your estate.

Life insurance text from wooden blocks on desk

Gifts of Life Insurance
Life insurance can be a creative way to increase the amount you are able to leave the church while providing for your loved ones.

Luxurious property located in a rich suburb on a sunny day of autumn.

Gifts of Residual Interest
Receive immediate tax benefits by giving your home (or a portion) to the church now and continue to live in your home for the rest of your life.

Man skipper at the helm controls of a sailing yacht.

Donor Advised Funds
Through a DAF, a donor can reserve the right to direct how the capital is invested and how the revenue generated by the fund is distributed.

Aged couple consulting with insurance agent

Charitable Remainder Trusts
By setting up a trust, a donor can leave a gift to the church and also ensure that the needs of a dependent child or spouse are provided for.

Thumbnail of a webinar

Webinar: Many Ways to Give
Half of Canadians can’t make a bequest because they don’t have a will! This webinar shows you how to make a will and include a planned gift.

Guide to Planned Giving booklet

New Bulletin-sized Booklet
Discover practical ways to support ministry through planned giving with this easy-to-read guide. Includes a concise summary of each method of making a planned gift.

Legacy Sunday

Legacy Giving Sunday Resources
Legacy Sunday is a time congregations can celebrate the gifts people give to support mission and ministry for generations to come. Find worship resources here.

For more information about Stewardship & Planned Giving, call 1-800-619-7301 or click the Contact Us button.