Estate Planning and Legacy Giving


Making a planned gift is a special way to have a lasting impact and ensure that St. Michael’s Hospital and Providence Healthcare will continue to stop at nothing for our patients and their families for generations to come.

Charitable Trusts

Wills and Bequests

Remember St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation in your will. 

You can retain control of your assets during your lifetime, significantly reduce estate tax, choose a specific gift amount or contribute all or a percentage of your estate’s assets. Speak to a lawyer about drafting a will or adding a codicil to an existing will. 

Review our sample bequest wording: Suggested Bequest in a Will

Curious about the potential impact your gift can make? Calculate Your Legacy to Support Causes and Loved Ones - Will Power

Call Sandra Smith at 416 864 6060 ext. 2044.

Life Insurance

There are several ways a life insurance policy can be donated. 

Speak with your financial advisor to discuss the method that’s best for you and your estate plans. You can name St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation as a beneficiary of your existing policy. 

After your passing, St. Michael’s will receive the proceeds of the policy and your estate will receive a donation receipt. Or transfer ownership and beneficiary of a paid-up policy to St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation and receive a donation receipt for the cash surrender value at the time the policy is donated.

Call Sandra Smith at 416 864 6060 ext. 2044.

Life Insurance


Make St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation a beneficiary of your RRSP or RRIF. 

You will retain ownership of the fund during your lifetime, and your gift will not be subject to probate tax. Your estate will then receive a donation receipt for the amount given to St. Michael’s. 

To donate your RRSP or RRIF, you do not have to revise your existing will – simply contact your financial advisor to make St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation a beneficiary.

Charitable Trusts

In consultation with your legal and financial advisors, you may be able to set up a charitable trust to meet both your philanthropic and personal goals. 

There are many factors and options to consider, but this can be an extremely effective strategy to maximize your impact and reduce your taxes. Talk to your advisors today about the benefits.

Charitable Trusts

Resources for Advisors

St. Michael’s Foundation thanks you for your expertise in guiding and supporting your clients to include charitable giving as part of their estate plans. Your planning will not only create potential tax benefits for your client, it will also ensure that St. Michael’s continues to take on the toughest health-care challenges now and for generations to come.

Please note the following when facilitating your client’s charitable giving to support St. Michael’s Hospital and Providence Healthcare*:

Legal Name: St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation
Mailing Address: 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8
Charitable Registration Number: 122963663RR0001

*As of April 1, 2021, St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation amalgamated with Providence Healthcare Foundation and all receipts will be issued by St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation. Your donation will go directly to the organization and priority that you have designated.

  • Resources

Suggested Wording for Wills

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Bequest Inscription Form

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Life Insurance Information

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Gift of Securities Form

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We would love to thank you for planning a future gift.

If you have already included or intend to include St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation in your will or estate plans, please let us know by completing our Inscription Form or by notifying us here.

We would be honoured to welcome and recognize you as a member of the St. Michael’s Society and Pillars of Providence.

Get in Touch

Have a question? Want to learn more about Estate Planning and Legacy Giving? We’d love to talk with you.

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