a little boy holding his mother's hand, looking toward and playground on a sunny day

“Including YWCA in my Will was an easy and rewarding thing to do. I know my estate will pay less to CRA and more to a charity I care so much about.”

Anonymous YWCA Donor

Legacy Giving

For well over a century, the YWCA has been working hard to ensure that women and children have a safe place to turn when escaping violence and abuse. In the years ahead, we’ll be working as hard as ever to help achieve our vision of seeing all women and children thriving. You can be a part of this vision, not just today, but tomorrow, through your personal legacy.

By leaving a legacy gift (most commonly through a bequest in your Will) to the YWCA, you can help us build a better tomorrow. A tomorrow where women are free from violence, children grow up to have healthy relationships and our community grows stronger.

Legacy giving is also a powerful way to pass on your spirit of philanthropy to future generations and help communicate your values to the generations that will follow.

Choosing to leave a legacy is an important decision and it’s simple to do. Simply visit with your lawyer or advisor and choose to leave a percentage, the residue, a specific donation amount or any other asset.

If you have supported or are considering supporting us through your estate, please let us know.  This helps us plan for the future.

Will Power

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is proud to partner with Will Power, a national public education effort designed to inspire more Canadians to make a significant impact on the causes they care about, with a gift in their Will to charity.

To find out more about this project, please visit our Will Power webpage.

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Important Info

Our Legal Name: YWCA Peterborough Haliburton
Our Charitable Registration Number: 129819819 RR0001

For Assistance or To Learn More

If you would like more information about the types of legacy gifts, tax benefits of various gift types and recognition available, please contact:

Tina Thornton, Director of Philanthropy
705-743-3526 x113