Your legacy today will make a difference tomorrow Kati Bruch

Legacy Giving

You can protect Ontario’s wild species and wild spaces forever by leaving a lasting legacy for nature.

You are invited to connect with Caroline Schultz, Ontario Nature’s executive director, for a confidential discussion about your legacy giving options. You can reach Caroline at 416-444-8419 ext. 237 or carolines@ontarionature.org.

Over the years, many generous donors have left a legacy to Ontario Nature. These dedicated supporters joined our For Nature Forever Circle, wanting to ensure that our work to protect Ontario’s spectacular biological diversity would continue for as long as necessary. We deeply appreciate the lasting gifts left by these special people.

Legacy Options

  1. A gift in your will (More than 95 percent of legacies received are bequest)
  2. A charitable annuity
  3. Other 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

We strongly advise you to talk to a lawyer or estate planner before confirming your legacy to Ontario Nature. We would be happy to provide you with a list of lawyers and estate planners.

Please note that in April 2004, the Federation of Ontario Naturalists' board changed the organization's operating name to Ontario Nature. In May 2015, Ontario Nature's members approved following suit with the legal name. Ontario Nature will continue to receive bequests in the name of the Federation of Ontario Naturalists and, as yet, remain listed as Federation of Ontario Naturalists on the CRA website.

Click here for more information about legacy giving.


Estate and Charitable Tax Planning Information Sessions

If you would like to learn more about including a charitable gift in your estate plans, consider attending a free educational session hosted by the Canadian Association of Gift Planners.

Click here for more information and to register for the events listed below.

Toronto Reference Library: 789 Yonge Street, Toronto (Yonge and Bloor), Beeton Hall

Pitfalls of improperly drawn Wills – ensuring your wishes are followed
June 8 – 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Estate planning for women and singles with no children
July 13 – 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Ensure financial freedom for you and your beneficiaries
August 10 – 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Brentwood Library: 36 Brentwood Rd. N. Etobicoke
Step by step financial and estate planning
Sept 14 – 1:30pm to 3pm

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