Planned giving offers you the opportunity to leave a legacy to those at Deer Lodge Centre.

Leaving a legacy gift is a tribute to your life’s work, your family and your community. Your gift will help ensure Deer Lodge Centre is always here to provide a community of caring to your friends, neighbours, and loved ones.

Deciding what kind of gift you want to leave is an emotional decision with important financial implications, and can maximize your tax and estate planning benefits. You can give in several ways:

Gifts through your will

In your will, you can direct a gift of money or a portion of your estate to the Deer Lodge Centre Foundation.


You can designate the Foundation as beneficiary of your RRSP or RRIF. The tax credits you generate will offset taxes payable on the RRSP or RRIF distribution.

A charitable gift annuity

You can make a charitable donation to us through a gift annuity and receive an immediate tax receipt, as well as a tax-effective retirement income.

A gift of life insurance

Significant gifts can be made by naming Deer Lodge Centre Foundation as owner and beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy. Charitable tax receipts will be issued for the premiums you pay if the policy is assigned to the Foundation, or a receipt will be issued to your estate if we are the beneficiary.

A gift of securities

Gifts of publicly listed securities can be made without triggering capital gains. Donation receipts are issued for the full amount.

A gift to our Heritage Fund

You can contribute to our Heritage Fund as your long-term personal legacy. The principal remains invested and only the income, or a portion of the income, is used to support the work of Deer Lodge Centre Foundation.

To plan your gift today, contact:

Nicole LaTourelle
Executive Director, Deer Lodge Centre Foundation


Deer Lodge Centre Foundation is a registered charity – donations are tax deductible.
Charitable Reg. # 13655 1082 RR0001
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