Willfora is thrilled to announce our partnership with Trans Canada Trail, a national charity that stewards the longest network of multi-recreational trails in the world. We’re proud to support this charity in their commitment to grow and sustain the Trans Canada Trail for future generations to come! Today more than ever, the Trail is an important way for people to connect to nature and to one another, and to enhance their physical and mental well-being.
Leaving a legacy through Trans Canada Trail
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. By leaving a legacy gift to Trans Canada Trail, you’ll be giving future generations a lifeline to well-being where people can exercise, commute, reflect, or reap the many proven benefits trail use. Your gift will ensure the Trail is protected and enhanced, help provide for trail building programs that benefit underserved communities, improve accessibility for people of all abilities, all while strengthening partnerships with local trail groups.
How can legacy gifts help Trans Canada Trail 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’ve raised nearly $50 million for Canadian charities, and your legacy gift will help ensure that the Trans Canada Trail continues to connect Canadians to nature and to one another across the country for generations to come. Charities also 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 Trans Canada Trail?
Since Willfora is a free service made possible by the support of charities like Trans Canada Trail, we hope you will consider supporting a charity of your choosing with a gift in your Will.
You can leave a legacy to Trans Canada Trail 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 Trans Canada Trail 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.