Will Power Articles
Harry Koehn’s Gift of a Lifetime: the Legacy of an Exemplary Canadian
January 11, 2023
Harry Koehn established The Harry Koehn Student Award with a legacy gift through his will. His endowment at Saskatoon Community Foundation exists in perpetuity, granting funding for two Saskatchewan Polytechnic students every year, forever.
Use Your Life Insurance to Change the World
December 8, 2021
There are many ways to make a difference in this world. You likely have causes and organisations you care deeply about and contribute to on a regular basis. But did you know that you have the ability to do more for your favourite causes using your life insurance?
The 5Ws of Will Writing
December 1, 2021
A Will is your legal voice after you pass. It communicates how you want your property to be distributed, how you want your loved ones to be taken care of, what causes you want to support, and more. Without it, your wishes may not be honoured, and things could be very difficult for those you leave behind.
Guide: Talking to Your Advisor About a Charitable Gift in Your Will
November 24, 2021
You want to leave a charitable gift in your Will to advance the causes you care about. Taxes are likely the last thing on your mind. But you may be surprised to learn that Canada has some of the most generous tax incentives for charitable giving in the world.
5 Common Myths that Get in the Way of Your Will Power
November 19, 2021
Your Will can be a powerful tool for creating change in the world. By leaving a gift to charity in your Will you can have a much bigger impact than you ever imagined. In fact, a gift in a Will can turn that ordinary Canadian into an extraordinary philanthropist!
Having the Conversation: A Proactive Approach Ensures You Get What You Want
November 17, 2021
However, taking a proactive approach to planning your estate ensures that not only are you and your loved ones on the same page, but that your wishes are honoured and you get what you want.
The Show Will Go On, Thanks to Alan
October 18, 2021
Every theatre company has a loyal base of patrons who are deeply invested in the work of their organization. Perhaps none more so than Alan Long, who began his journey into the arts over 40 years ago as a drummer in a band.
Why You Should Leave a Charitable Gift In Your Will
October 15, 2021
Like most Canadians, you’ve probably spent a lifetime contributing to a cause that’s close to your heart. Now imagine making a bigger contribution than you ever thought possible.