John and Ena at Mt. St. Piran in Banff National Park near Lake Louise, Alberta (Photo by Pam Jenks)

John and Ena at Mt. St. Piran in Banff National Park near Lake Louise, Alberta (Photo by Pam Jenks)

Gifts of RRSP/RRIF

Great horned owl (Photo by Karol Dabbs)

Great horned owl (Photo by Karol Dabbs)

Registered retirement investments are the most heavily taxed assets and the least effective means of transferring your wealth to the next generation. They can be transferred tax-free to a spouse, but all remaining funds will be fully taxed in your estate.

Benefits of giving through a RRSP or RRIF

If you name the Nature Conservancy of Canada beneficiary of all or a percentage of the funds, a tax receipt for the value of the gift will be issued to your estate and the tax credit will offset almost all applicable taxes.

This charitable gift can also help preserve other assets in the estate for your family and loved ones. And by choosing the Nature Conservancy of Canada as your beneficiary, your gift will also help ensure a future for Canada’s nature.

And it’s easy

You can make this gift outside your Will by naming the Nature Conservancy of Canada as a beneficiary directly on the form provided by the financial  institution that manages your funds.* It is simple, confidential and you  can always change the beneficiary designation at no cost.

If you would like more information on this type of gift, please request an information booklet or contact our team

Toll Free: 1-877-231-3552 ext. 2

Have you already designated the Nature Conservancy of Canada a beneficiary of your RRSP/RRIF? If so we would appreciate you letting us know. Informing us of your gift provides the opportunity to properly thank you, recognize your support, and welcome you as a member of the Nature Legacy Society —a group of more than 1,500 members who have made a future provision to NCC through the establishment of a gift in their estate plan.

If you would like to notify us of your gift please fill out this confidential form or contact Jackie Mersereau, Senior Development Officer, Planned Giving at planned.giving@natureconservancy.ca.

The information provided on these pages is general in nature and not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. NCC strongly suggests that before making any decision concerning your estate and your charitable donations, you seek advice from your lawyer and financial advisor.


 *QC residents: legislation may vary. Please consult a financial advisor.

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