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You can make a lasting impact on compassionate, person-directed living by including Riverview Health Centre in your estate plans. You have the power to touch the lives of others while creating a lasting legacy that you can be proud of. Anyone can leave a legacy gift.

Estate gifts can be made by individuals from all walks of life. They provide an opportunity to plan for a substantial future donation without impacting your current cash flow. Additionally, estate gifts can help reduce estate taxes, which benefits your family.

A Therapeutic Recreation Facilitator talks with a resident in a wheelchair.

Here are other options for planned giving offered by the Foundation:


Your will provides you with the opportunity to leave a lump sum or percentage of your estate to the Riverview Health Centre Foundation. By naming the Foundation, you can ensure that the values and interests that matter most to you will continue to thrive even after you are gone. A receipt will be issued to offset estate taxes and taxes arising from capital gains. Download our Sample Will Clauses.

Life Insurance

You also have the option to take out a life insurance policy with Riverview Health Centre Foundation as the beneficiary. You pay a small annual premium, but your eventual gift is significant. Tax receipts are issued for all premiums paid. Additionally, if you have an existing policy that is no longer needed, you can donate it and receive an immediate tax receipt for its current cash value.

Endowment Funds

An endowment fund is an irrevocable donation that provides income in perpetuity and can be restricted to fund a specific purpose. Endowment funds are a permanently restricted net asset, the principal of which is protected and the income from which may be reinvested or spent according to the donor’s preferences.

Circle of Life

Those who would like to ensure a high quality of life for the children and grandchildren who will need long-term and specialized care in the decades to come will be interested in becoming involved in the Circle of Life, Riverview Health Centre Foundation’s Planned Giving Program. Gifts are gratefully acknowledged through the Foundation’s donor recognition program, and immediate or delayed tax relief is provided. To get started, fill out the Circle of Life Enrollment form.


Riverview Health Centre Foundation is pleased to recognize those who have made a commitment to Riverview Health Centre in estate plans through the Circle of Life, Riverview Health Centre Foundation’s Planned Giving Program.

For further information on planned giving opportunities, please contact the Executive Director at 204-478-6197.

Contact the Executive Director