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Healing the Future,
With Your Legacy.

With a gift in your Will, you shape the care of tomorrow

While a legacy gift is often a quiet, altruistic act, it speaks volumes. One of the greatest measures of a life is the world we leave to others. To heal, to transform, to save lives – there is no greater purpose, no impact more powerful. A gift in your Will helps Sunnybrook be there for patients and their families in their toughest moments for generations to come. It enables you to take care of your loved ones first, and make a lasting impact on the future of health care.

We would be happy to send you information about leaving a legacy gift to Sunnybrook:

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Already left a legacy gift for Sunnybrook?

If you have remembered Sunnybrook with a gift in your Will, we are truly grateful. Please let us know so we may thank you and ensure your future gift is used exactly as you wish. Inform us of your legacy gift.

Have more questions? Our team is here to help. To speak with us directly for a confidential conversation, contact Christa Kelly at christa.kelly@sunnybrook.ca or (416) 816-5340.

We have partnered with Will Power

Will Power is a national movement to inspire Canadians to make a meaningful philanthropic impact with a gift in their Will. Visit the Will Power website to use their legacy gift calculator and other resources

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Common Legacy Questions

If you are considering leaving a legacy gift to Sunnybrook. Here are some answers to the most common questions asked about leaving a gift in your Will.

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For Professional Advisors

To make your client’s experience as simple as possible, we’ve compiled key information you may need to help them leave a gift to Sunnybrook, including our legal name, charitable registration number, and suggested Will wording.

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Kilgour Legacy Society

The Kilgour Legacy Society recognizes the generosity of donors who support Sunnybrook in our efforts to invent the future of health care. By including Sunnybrook in your estate plans, you become a member of this extraordinary group of donors.

Kilgour Legacy Society

Meet Yvonne Pettit

Meet Yvonne Pettit

Yvonne chose to honour the exceptional care and compassion shown to her father and husband at the Veterans Centre with a planned gift that would ensure they are never be forgotten.

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Krueger family

Meet Jerry Krueger

Thanks to the care he received. Jerry is remembering Sunnybrook with a legacy gift that will impact future generations to come.

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Israel Gewertz

Meet Israel Gewertz

Hardworking, principled and generous, Israel donated his estate to Sunnybrook’s Schulich Heart Program.

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Israel Gewertz

Meet Terry O’Sullivan

Terry has always found time for Sunnybrook as a donor and volunteer.

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Ways to leave a Legacy Gift to Sunnybrook

Gift in Your Will

Leaving a Gift in Your Will

By remembering Sunnybrook in your Will, patients will benefit from your generosity that will continue to support innovative research and life-saving treatments for generations to come.

Every gift will make a difference.

Interested in remembering Sunnybrook with a gift in your Will? Contact Christa Kelly at 416-816-5340 for more information.

Life insurance

Make a gift of life insurance

Through a gift of life insurance, you can make small payments today that add up to a larger gift for greater impact in the future. By working with your financial planner, you can structure a gift of life insurance in order to receive tax benefits today while Sunnybrook receives a significant gift in the future. Or, you may choose to structure a gift of life insurance that will provide tax benefit to your estate in the future.

To make a gift of life insurance, contact Christa Kelly at 416-816-5340 and your insurance provider to transfer ownership of a policy, create a new policy, or change the policy beneficiary to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Foundation.

Retirement funds (RRSP/RRIF)

Make Sunnybrook a beneficiary of your Retirement Plan

You can designate Sunnybrook as a beneficiary of your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF), or Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA). By doing so, your estate will gain access to tax credits for your beneficiaries to use.

To learn more, contact Christa Kelly at 416-816-5340.

Read our latest newsletter on the impact of legacy gifts at Sunnybrook.