The Bruce Trail has introduced millions of people to the beauty and fragility of the Niagara Escarpment. This is where precious habitat is saved and for many, where memories are made.
By considering a gift in your will, you can give future generations the joy of discovery on the Bruce Trail by helping to preserve a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.
Options to consider
Gifting a share of your assets
A “residual gift” allows you to leave a percentage of what is left of your estate or assets once all debts have been paid.
Sample wording: “My estate trustees shall pay or transfer to The Bruce Trail Conservancy all (or %) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used for the general purposes of The Bruce Trail Conservancy.
Gifting a specific amount
This allows you to leave a specific amount to the Bruce Trail Conservancy.
Sample wording: “My estate trustees shall pay or transfer to The Bruce Trail Conservancy the sum of $________ to be used for the general purposes of The Bruce Trail Conservancy.
Adding a codicil
If you already have a will in place, you may wish to speak to your legal advisor about the simple process of adding a codicil to your will.
Benefits to leaving a gift in your will
- You retain full control of assets in your lifetime.
- Gifts made in your will can reduce or even eliminate final income tax, which can be a big benefit to your heirs.
- You can make a more significant gift than you might otherwise be able to in your lifetime.
- You have the flexibility to change your will at any time.
- You will give future generations the joy of discovery on the Bruce Trail
The information listed on this page is intended to provide general information and should not be construed as legal or other professional advice. The above should not be used without first reviewing it with your own legal or other professional advisors to determine its suitability for your unique estate planning situation.
Our legal name and address
Legal Name: The Bruce Trail Conservancy
Address: P.O. Box 857, Dundas, ON, L8N 3N9
Charitable Organization No.: 11921 7578 RR0001
Have you included the Bruce Trail Conservancy in your will?
If you have chosen to include the Bruce Trail Conservancy in your will, please consider letting us know. We would love to thank you personally.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Planned Giving & Donor Relations Officer
905-529-6821 ext. 248