Wills and Charitable Bequests

Your Will is an opportunity to demonstrate your consideration for your loved ones after you are gone.

  • A Will avoids legal tangles, family arguments, delay and possible additional taxes.
  • A Will enables you to distribute your money and properties exactly as you choose; securing your family’s financial future; acknowledging individuals and  organizations by specific bequest.


A bequest is often referred to as The Ultimate Gift because it is a gift of cash or property that you make in your Will. A bequest in your Will to Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation is a gift of dignity and compassion for those who have so little and need so much.


Types of Bequests You Can Include In Your Will

  • A specific sum of money
  • Residue of an estate
  • Property (real estate, automobile, jewellery or artwork)


At Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation, any bequest may be directed to a specific use. However, a general gift allows us to direct the monies received to the areas of greatest need.


Your Will should be made in consultation with your lawyer and/or financial advisor. This ensures the document is legally binding, properly expresses your wishes and maximizes tax benefits to your estate.


The correct name and address for Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation is:
Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation
233 Murray Street,
Ottawa ON K1N 5M9


Other Useful Links

Shirley’s Legacy

Frequently Asked Questions

Planning your Estate and Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Leaving a Gift Through Life Insurance

Gifts of Property

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Glossary of Terms