Leave an Estate Gift

Have you been meaning to create a Will but can’t seem to find the time? We totally get it. That’s why St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation has partnered with Willfora!

Willfora is an online Will provider that offers you the chance to create or update a basic Will for FREE! (No, that’s not a typo!) Through their online platform they’ve made the process simple and easy so you can check making a Will off of your to-do list in no time at all.

There’s even a section dedicated to helping you leave a portion of your Will to a charity that is close to your heart, whether that’s St. Joe’s or another worthy cause in our community.

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*Note: this offer is free regardless if choose to include St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation in your Will or not.  However, we hope you may consider including St. Joe’s in your Will as a way to benefit patient care for generations to come.

Ways to Leave a Legacy

Bequest in Your Will

This is the most common type of planned gift. A bequest in your Will is easy to set up and allows you to make a future gift to St. Joe’s without affecting your income today.

To learn more about leaving a gift in your will click here.

Registered Retirement Funds

You can name St. Joe’s as a beneficiary of your RRSP or RRIF with the help of your financial institution. This allows you to support St. Joe’s after the financial needs of you and your loved ones are met.

To learn more about leaving a gift through your RRSP or RRIF click here.

Life Insurance

Naming St. Joe’s as the owner or beneficiary of your life insurance policy allows you to make affordable yearly contributions that will result in a larger gift to the Hospital down the road.

To learn more about leaving a gift of life insurance click here.


Charitable Gift Annuity

A charitable gift annuity is an agreement where you make a contribution to St. Joe’s and get guaranteed income (mostly tax free) for a set number of years or for life. We keep a portion as a donation and use the rest to buy an annuity.

To learn more about leaving a gift of annuity click here.

I chose to include St. Joe's as a beneficiary in my Will because, in many ways, St. Joe's feels like home to me. This is just one way I can say thanks for all the Hospital has done for me, my family and my loved ones.

Dr. Richard Persadie, Physician, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology & Planned Gift Donor

For inspirational stories about the impact planned gifts have at St. Joe’s, click here to read past issues of our legacy publication The Legacy Tribune.

Do you want to learn more about how you can leave a legacy at St. Joe’s or wish to share your estate plans with us? We would value your feedback to help with the planning for our legacy program, please complete the on-line survey here.

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Gonnering
Manager, Estate & Gift Planning
905.522.1155 ext. 35978

E-Mail Lisa

Disclaimer: The information above is for illustration purposes only and does not constitute legal, financial or tax planning advice. We recommend that you consult with your own professional advisor in planning your donation.