Leave a Legacy

“A legacy gift is about imagining a world that isn’t there yet—and then making it so.”

— Carolyn Fredenburg, Canon Moore Society Member

Wills & Bequests

By designating Moorelands Community Services as a beneficiary in your will, you can support us in a way that might not have been financially possible during your working or retirement years. A bequest is a revocable gift that can be amended at any time. Charitable gifts made in a Will are deemed made in the year of death.

Tax Credits for Legacy Gifts

The charitable tax credit is therefore received by the estate and can offset any tax owing from the estate. If you are about to draft a Will or make changes to your current Will, your lawyer can include a bequest to Moorelands Community Services. You can leave a specific amount, a particular asset, a percentage of the value of your estate or the residue of your estate after all other bequests have been made.

Gifts of Life Insurance

Giving a gift of life insurance is a wonderful way to show you care. This type of gift often allows a person of modest means to make a donation much larger than they might have been able to make during his or her lifetime. Instead of contributing annually to Moorelands, a donor directs funds to insurance premiums on a policy in Moorelands name. As such you would receive a charitable receipt for each premium payment made. A gift of this type generates immediate and future tax relief for a donor and does not diminish your estate.

Transferance of Ownership

You can transfer ownership of an existing policy to Moorelands. Donors considering the transfer of a life insurance policy should obtain professional advice concerning the income tax consequences of such a transfer.

You can take out a new policy, making Moorelands Community Services the owner and/or beneficiary. If Moorelands is named both the owner and beneficiary, you will receive a charitable receipt for paid premiums; if Moorelands is named beneficiary only, your estate will receive a charitable receipt for the full value of the gift.

Complex Gifts

Other, more complex legacy gift options include:

  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Gifts of Shares and Securities
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Gifts of Real Estate
  • RRSPs or RRIFs

For further information on a legacy gift, please contact Maureen Lewis in confidence at (416) 466-9987 ext. 307 or e-mail legacy@moorelands.ca

Complete Your Gift & Recognition Information Form

Legacy giving is proactive philanthropy. It is thoughtful and deliberate, designed not to fix something, but to make things possible.

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Their Future is YOUR Legacy—Suggested Clauses for Your Will:

1. Principal: Unrestricted Use: Specific Bequest
To pay to Moorelands Community Services, charitable registration #11923 0241 RR0001, Toronto, Ontario the sum of $_______ to be used for such purposes for the benefit of Moorelands Community Services as the Board of Directors may from time to time determine.

2. Principal: Precatory:
To pay to Moorelands Community Services (charitable registration #11923 0241 RR0001), Toronto, Ontario the sum of $_____________ without imposing any restrictions upon this bequest, it is my wish that it be used for ______________________ under the direction of the Board of Directors.

3. Principal: Designated Use:
To pay to Moorelands Community Services (charitable registration  #11923 0241 RR0001), Toronto, Ontario the sum of $___________ to be used for ___________________________________________.

4. Income: Unrestricted Use:
To pay to Moorelands Community Services charitable registration #11923 0241 RR0001, Toronto, Ontario the sum of $___________ to be kept invested for a minimum period of ten years from the date of receipt of the gift and the income from which sum is to be used for   such purposes for the benefit of Moorelands Community Services as the Board of Directors may from time to time determine.

5. Power to Vary Purposes Clause: It is recommended that this clause be included wherever possible. Saying that, we will always strive to honour your will and intent.
“If in the opinion of the Board of Directors of Moorelands Community Services (charitable registration #11923 0241 RR0001) should it become impossible, inadvisable or impracticable to apply the said fund (principal or income) for the said purposes, or if The Board is of the opinion that part of the said fund (principal or income) is not required for such purposes, the Board shall use the said fund (principal or income) or such part thereof in such manner as in its discretion may seem to the best advantage of Moorelands Community Services for other purposes consonant with the spirit and intention of this gift.”



An Update from Lynda on COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and public health advice to stay at home, Moorelands Kids’ office staff are working remotely and our office will be virtual until June 8th. Staff members are available by email or phone. Please visit our contact page to get in touch via email or our staff directory for a list of phone numbers.

On Tuesday, May 19th, the Government of Ontario announced that overnight camps must remain closed throughout the summer. While we are so sad that Moorelands Camp will not be able to run as usual this year, this news was not unexpected and we understand this decision: the safety of our campers and staff is always our first priority. We are refunding all camp deposits/fees already paid. Details have been emailed to registered camper families.

But we do have some good news! In anticipation of this announcement, we had already made extensive plans for a fun virtual camp experience and we’ll be Sending Camp to Kids this summer! More details coming soon including how to apply starting May 25th!

We commit to maintaining our beautiful camp property. We will continue to do everything we need to do to make sure that we can be at camp next year and for many more years to come! That’s why we need your support now more than ever. If you would like to make a donation, please click here or call: 416-466-9987 ext. 309.

New Virtual Programs Launch!

We're excited to launch virtual leadership programs while TDSB schools are closed. Check them out here: Virtual Programs. We'll be making announcements soon about our new Virtual Camp for summer 2020. Stay tuned!

If you need information on COVID-19 or health advice, please visit Toronto Public Health’s website. Moorelands Kids will continue to post updates about our services as the situation evolves.

Stay safe and healthy,

Lynda Tilley, Executive Director | Moorelands Kids