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Legacy Giving Program

Leave a Legacy

Leaving a legacy gift ensures that nature has a place in the future for everyone.  

When you leave a legacy gift to Royal Botanical Gardens, you help sustain RBG’s acclaimed horticulture, conservation, science, and educational programming that connect people, plants, and place for generations to come.   

Giving Options

How will your gift impact RBG for years to come?

Ways to Give

Legacy gifts can take many forms. Choose the gift that’s right for you!

Whatever your stage in life, legacy giving can benefit you and your loved ones while helping to protect the natural world for generations to come.  Some legacy gifts have an impact now, some after your lifetime.  Explore your options here or contact our offices – we’re happy to help every step of the way.

Royal Botanical Gardens depends on its members, donors, and volunteers to continue our important charitable work. Our Legacy Program is a way to show your commitment now, without affecting your income today.

  1. Bequests:
    Help protect the 2,700 acres of environmentally sensitive areas that you loved for years by making a gift to RBG in your estate plan.
  2. Securities:
    Donating appreciated stocks and securities is quick and simple and may provide with meaningful tax benefits.
  3. RRSP/RRIF/TFSA:
    Gifts of RRSPs or RRIFs or TFSAs are a tax benefit and effective way to transform registered assets into significant support for RBG.
  4. Life Insurance Policy:
    When you name RBG as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, you may be able to direct more income to your estate.
  5. Charitable Gift Annuity:
    Donate to RBG and in return receive payments for life.  You may even be able to direct more income to your beneficiaries.

Each of these options allows you to direct as much money as possible to your loved ones and to charity.  RBG recommends donors seek legal and financial planning advice when making such a gift.

Our charitable registration number is 13350 0850 RR0001

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Get Started / Contact Us

If you have questions about RBG’s Legacy Giving programs, please send us an email at the form below, or give us a call at 905-527-1158 ext 293 (1-800-694-4769). Should your call not connect, please leave a message.

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