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Legacy Giving

Your legacy will ensure a future for nature in Ontario.

© Robert Ginsberg

Ways To Give

There are many ways to leave a legacy gift for nature. Making a legacy gift is a personal decision. Of course, you will want to look after your family first. But, as a growing number of our members have discovered, you can also leave a gift to nature.

  1. You can leave a gift in your will (more than 95 percent of legacies received are a bequest).
  2. You can leave a charitable annuity.
  3. Other types of legacy gifts:
    • A gift of life insurance
    • A gift of stocks and/or securities
    • A gift of property, art or other assets
    • A gift of retirement funds
    • A gift of residual interest

What You Need To Know

We strongly advise you to talk to a lawyer or estate planner before confirming your legacy to Ontario Nature.

If you are looking for information about Ontario Nature in the Canada Revenue Agency’s listings, please search for Federation of Ontario Naturalists which is our legal name.

Our charitable registration number is 10737 8952 RR0001.

Learn more information about legacy giving.

Eva Kratochvil, For Nature Forever Circle member (left) and Kavita Dogra (right) © Nicole Chamula

For Nature Forever

This dedicated group of nature lovers have chosen to include Ontario Nature in their estate plans. By looking to the future, this committed group will keep our voice for nature strong for years to come.

These legacy gifts have a tremendous impact helping to ensure that this province’s spectacular natural heritage is protected. We are deeply grateful that these donors have chosen to translate their passion for nature into a lasting charitable gift.

Meet some of our For Nature Forever Circle members
Anita and Stan Caveney, For Nature Forever Circle members

What Kind of Ontario Do You Want To Leave Behind?

If you have decided to include Ontario Nature in your estate plans, please consider letting us know so that we can acknowledge your thoughtfulness. Your decision may inspire others, and we want to ensure that you receive the special benefits of our For Nature Forever Circle.

Willoughby Nature Reserve event © Camille Tremblay

Learn More

Kirsten Dahl is available to speak to you anytime. Get in touch with her by phone or email to learn more about leaving a legacy for nature.

Contact Kirsten directly at 1-800-440-2366 ext. 235.

Colin Bain (left) Kirsten Dahl (right), Petrel Point Nature Reserve © Patti Henderson