Leave a Legacy Gift

Can I Really Make a Difference with My Will?  In short, yes. By leaving a gift to Woodview in your Will you can make a bigger contribution than you ever thought possible to support child and youth mental health and/or individuals living with autism in our community.

We’ve been serving the communities of Brant, Halton, and Hamilton for 60 years. You can help ensure that those in need are served for years to come.

Your Legacy Gift Will Support

  • Children and youth facing mental health challenges
  • Community members diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Our clients’ families

Frequently Asked Questions

What is legacy giving?

When someone leaves a legacy gift in their Will, a portion of their Estate is donated to a cause they care about.

What are the benefits?

No matter the size of the gift, leaving a legacy can make an impact for generations to come in the cause area you care about. You can still support your loved ones if you choose to leave a charitable bequest.

What if I don’t have a Will?

There are many free online resources available to those who wish to prepare a new Will or update an existing one.

How can I make a legacy gift (bequest)?

A bequest is a gift from your Estate. You can always change your mind. Just add a phrase about your intention using our legal name and Canadian charitable number:

Legal Name: Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services
Address: 69 Flatt Road, Burlington, ON L7P 0T3
Charitable Registration #: 119303923RR0001

Click here for suggested Will wording and information that will be helpful when you meet with your lawyer to draft or update your Will.*

I’m new to legacy giving, how can I learn more?

We have partnered with Will Power, a national movement to educate Canadians on the power they have to make a difference through their Wills.

Take a look at the free resources and tools on the Will Power website to learn about the common myths surrounding gifts in Wills , the potential tax benefits , and more.  There is also a legacy calculator on our Will Power page here. You’ll also be able to find financial advisors, estate lawyers, and notaries in your area.

Wills are not just a legal means to distribute your personal assets; they are powerful tools for social change. And it’s not an either/or proposition – you can leave a gift in your Will to charity while still taking care of those you love.

Thank You

If you’ve already arranged a legacy gift — thank you!  You’re under no obligation to tell us about it, but we would love to acknowledge your thoughtfulness. If you want your gift to be anonymous, we’ll respect your privacy.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me:

Michelle Bake-Murphy
Communications | Fundraising
Woodview Mental Health & Autism Services
905-689-4727 ext. 141
mbake-murphy@woodview.ca

* Please seek independent professional advice from your lawyer or financial advisor when making decisions concerning your Will.