A planned gift is a future charitable donation that you plan now so that the charity or charities of your choice will benefit from it later. It is a personal statement about the values you have embraced throughout your life.

Planned giving allows you to establish a long-range commitment without affecting your present assets. A donor makes a commitment to make a future gift through their Will, life insurance policy or a range of other gift options, often with excellent tax advantages.

For more information about any of these planned giving options, please call the Associate Director at 604-948-0660 or email


Make a gift of cash or property by including Delta Hospice as a beneficiary in your Will. It’s one of the simplest Planned Giving options to arrange and it can significantly reduce the tax paid by your estate.

The Delta Hospice Society can be designated as the beneficiary of your RRSP or RRIF. This will offset the tax that would otherwise be required to be paid by your estate.

Gifts of securities are gifts of publicly traded stocks, bonds or mutual funds.
Recent changes to Canadian tax law have entirely eliminated the capital gains tax on publicly traded securities which are donated to charities. The donor receives a charitable receipt for 100% of the value of the gift on the date of the transfer.

You can make a larger gift than you might expect possible by naming the Delta Hospice as the owner and beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy. The premiums you pay qualify for a tax credit. When you transfer ownership of an existing policy to the Society, you receive a tax credit for the cash surrender value. A gift of life insurance is separate from your estate and has no effect on its assets.

These are other options for consideration. More information is available through your financial or legal advisor.

Thank you for considering a planned gift to Delta Hospice. You can help people help themselves now and beyond your lifetime. You can make a world of difference.