Leave a Legacy

What is a Planned Gift?

A planned gift is a significant monetary gift that you plan to give now or in the future. A planned gift to Palliative Manitoba shows generosity and foresight. Few other gifts help so many people at the end of life. We understand the importance of your gift and will make sure to use it wisely.

Planned giving benefits both the giver and the receiver. To maximize these benefits, the gift should be carefully arranged with the help of both Palliative Manitoba and your financial, legal or tax advisor. This way you can determine what best suites your lifestyle, make the best use of your assets, and maximize your tax savings.


You can create a charitable remainder trust that will pay you an annual taxable income. A tax receipt is issued for a significant portion of the trust principal. The trust principal in full will flow to Palliative Manitoba upon your death. The result of this planned gift is that you can receive income during life but have provided the charity with an irrevocable legacy gift.


A gift of annuity returns a competitive rate of income to you, most or all of it being tax-free, with the residual amount going to Palliative Manitoba.

The gift of annuity is a contractual arrangement. A donor transfers a financial asset to Palliative Manitoba to purchase a commercial prescribed annuity that will pay the stipulated amount for the life of the donor or for a prescribed term. The annuity payments are made directly to the donor.


You can donate an existing life insurance policy to Palliative Manitoba or purchase a new policy through your insurance agent or through Charity Life Direct. Palliative Manitoba must be the owner and beneficiary in order for you to receive tax creditable premiums. Please consult with an insurance broker or your financial advisor to choose an option that works for you.


You can make a gift of real estate property to Palliative Manitoba and continue to use the property. Examples: real estate, antiquities, art works, etc. A tax receipt is issued for a portion of the value of the real property.

Prior to accepting the gift and issuing a receipt for income tax purposes, Palliative Manitoba will require a professional appraisal completed by a qualified third-party appraiser to determine the fair market value of the property.


Donating appreciated stocks or mutual funds is the most tax-effective way to make an outright gift during your lifetime or as part of a legacy gift.

Current legislation in Canada has eliminated capital gain tax on gifts of publicly traded securities, mutual funds and bonds to registered charities. A charitable tax receipt will be issued for the fair market value of the securities. No capital gains tax is owing if the asset is gifted to a public charity.


You can make a specific bequest to Palliative Manitoba that designates a certain amount of cash or a specific item or asset you own at the time of your death. Or, you can make a residual bequest that gifts part or all of your remaining estate to Palliative Manitoba after the debts has been cleared and specific provisions have been fulfilled for family and friends.

A bequest to Palliative Manitoba is eligible for a gift receipt that can be used for a tax credit against final income tax payable, both in the year of death and in the previous year, up to a limit of 100% of your taxable income.

To include a bequest to Palliative Manitoba in your will, you should consult with a lawyer or notary experienced in estate planning. They can help you prepare a will or add a codicil to your existing will.

For more information or to arrange a meeting to discuss your intentions, please contact 204-889-8525 or email info@palliativemanitoba.ca

Legal Name: Manitoba Hospice Foundation Inc.
(Operating as: Palliative Manitoba)
Charitable Registration #: 119030401RR0001
Mailing address: 2109 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3J 0L3
Telephone Number: 204-889-8525
Toll Free: 1-800-539-0295
Fax Number: 204-888-8874
E-mail: info@palliativemanitoba.ca

Disclaimer: The information contained herein is general in nature and is not intended to constitute legal or tax advice. Since each individual’s financial circumstances are unique, you are advised to consult with a qualified professional advisor.