Waskesiu Foundation - Enhancing the Waskesiu Experience

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A registered charity supporting recreational, social, cultural and environmental activities that enhance the Waskesiu experience

The information provided is general in nature and is not intended to represent tax or legal advice. We understand that each individual’s financial circumstances are unique and you are advised to consult with a qualified professional advisor.

Please advise us of your Planned Gift for our confidential records and – if you agree - we can honour your name now on the donor kiosk. By doing this, you will help us encourage others to do the same.

Contact any Director to make a Planned Gift or to obtain more information.

Or use our convenient Contact form.. 

Bequest securities 
in your will

Direct your executor to pay or transfer publicly traded securities, bonds or mutual funds to the Waskesiu Foundation.

Capital gains on securities donated directly to a charity are not taxable. However, capital gains are taxable if the securities are sold and the proceeds are donated to the charity. 

Waskesiu Legacy, our Planned Giving Program

What is it about Waskesiu that keeps you and others coming back? Is it a cookout, a round of golf, a hike, boating, or wildlife? Whatever it is, do you want to preserve and enhance Waskesiu into the future? One way to do that is to leave your legacy by supporting the Waskesiu Foundation, both now, and later - via a planned gift in your will. We introduce Waskesiu Legacy, our planned giving program.

Ask yourself "What is your Waskesiu Legacy?" and consider a planned gift.

A Planned Gift is a donation that is arranged now to be fulfilled beyond a donor's lifetime. A convenient way to arrange a Planned Gift is a bequest in your Will. The Waskesiu Foundation will issue a tax receipt to your estate after the gift has been received. Other forms of planned giving are to bequest securities and gift life insurance, RRSPs or RRIFs.

You may designate your Planned Gift for a specific purpose or where needed most. Undesignated planned gifts will go the
Endowment Fund.

Bequest a portion of
your estate in your will

​Direct your executor to pay or transfer ___% of your estate.

Direct your executor to pay or transfer $___ of your estate.

Direct your executor to pay or transfer ___% of the residue of your estate, after other obligations have been paid.

Gift a life insurance policy

Gift an existing, paid up life insurance policy
Benefit from a tax credit in your life time by receiving a charitable tax receipt for the cash surrender value.

Gift a new life insurance policy
Name the Waskesiu Foundation as the owner and beneficiary of the policy. You will receive a charitable tax receipt for the annual premiums. 

Gift an RRSP
or a RRIF

Name the Waskesiu Foundation as the beneficiary of your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) or your Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF)

It is not necessary to designate the Foundation in your will. Just sign a declaration with your financial institution naming the Foundation as the beneficiary of all or a percentage of your plan or fund.

Your estate will receive a charitable donation receipt for the fair market value, reducing the taxes payable upon your death.