Willfora is thrilled to announce our partnership with Scarborough Health Network (SHN) Foundation, a pillar of one of Canada’s most diverse communities that serves 630,000+ community members. With the vision to become Canada’s leading community teaching health network, they care for 25% of Toronto’s population at their Birchmount, Centenary, and General hospitals. We’re so proud to be supporting this health network as they continue to provide both equitable and accessible healthcare to the Scarborough community.
Leaving a legacy through SHN Foundation
Legacy gifts are a powerful way to create change and carry on a legacy of hope for a better world even after your lifetime. Legacy gifts can be left through a fixed amount called a cash gift, or as a portion of your estate called a residual gift. Legacy gifts are an important source of funding at SHN Foundation to help them continue to provide the essential level of equitable care needed to serve their community.
How can legacy gifts help SHN Foundation and similar organizations?
A study by the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) found that only about 5% of Canadians currently leave a gift to charity in their Will, but just a 3.5% increase in that number will provide an additional $40 billion to Canadian charities. Since Willfora launched, we’re proud to announce that we’ve raised nearly $50 million and your legacy gift will help ensure that SHN Foundation can continue to provide care for their growing and diverse Scarborough community. Charities love to plan for the future and legacy gifts are an important way for them to predictably grow and provide a greater impact for their cause.
How can you leave a legacy with SHN Foundation?
Since Willfora is a free service made possible by the support of charities like SHN Foundation, we hope you will consider supporting a charity of your choosing with a gift in your Will.
You can leave a legacy through SHN Foundation in two ways. The easiest place to start and learn more about the impact of legacy gifts is on their Legacy Giving page. Once you’re ready to create your free Will, you can visit them via Willfora to get started.
If you’ve already started creating a Will with Willfora, you can find SHN Foundation simply by searching for them in the dropdown menu on the “Leave a Legacy” section of your free Will.
We also encourage you to share your intentions with the charities you’ve chosen to leave a legacy gift through. By doing this, charities can thank you for your gift and ensure your requests can be fulfilled.