February 15, 2017
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Ways to Give
Make a difference today by offering a gift to support evidence-informed integrative and preventative cancer care, research and education. Our approach emphasizes quality of life, active prevention of the disease, and care of the spirit.
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Charitable Registration #: 78537 3499 RR0001
Every gift to the OICC, regardless of amount, is honoured and recognized as your support of our values of caring and compassion.
Help patients access integrative cancer care.
Tribute Gifts are a meaningful way to honour your family, friends or a care provider while supporting the OICC’s mission to provide the best care to our patients. You can choose to designate your gift to a specific program or to support the area of greatest need.
Give in Memory – You can make a donation in memory of a family member, friend or colleague. This is a meaningful way to express sympathy and recognize a cause that was important to them.
Give in Honour – You can honour someone in a way that supports the OICC. Tribute gifts can commemorate any occasion like a birthday, wedding, graduation or holiday. Often donors will make a gift to honour their doctor or caregiver for their excellent and compassionate care.
Becoming an OICC monthly donor means that you are joining a special group of dedicated supporters. Monthly giving is an easy, convenient and cost-effective way to support the OICC, which is focused on delivering an integrative approach to cancer care each month of the year. Monthly giving is simple – just go to online donation.
A tax receipt will be issued at the end of the year.
Many Canadian companies encourage charitable giving by matching charitable gifts made by current employees, retirees, as well as spouses and widows or widowers of employees. Please check with your employer to see if they will match your contribution to the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre.
There are many ways you can organize your financial affairs so as to benefit a cause you wish to support and, at the same time, gain significant tax benefits for yourself or your beneficiaries.
- Bequest in Your Will
The simplest and most common planned gift is a bequest in your Will. Your Estate will be eligible for a tax receipt that can be applied against income for the year of death and the preceding year. You may bequest a specific amount or other asset, a percentage of your Estate, or the remainder of your Estate after other bequests and debts are settled. You should seek advice from your financial advisor and your lawyer to make your Will. For suggested bequest language, please click here.
- Gift of Life Insurance
A gift of life insurance is an affordable way to make a big difference. A modest annual premium paid over time will result in a significant future legacy. Gifts of life insurance are made by transferring ownership of an existing or new policy to the CCNM. You receive a tax receipt for any premiums you pay after the date of transfer. Alternatively, you can name the CCNM as beneficiary of your policy—the resulting tax credit will reduce Estate taxes and increase the after-tax value of your Estate for other beneficiaries.
- Establishing an Endowment
An endowment is a gift that has a lasting impact. The donor transfers an asset (money or property) to the charity. Income from the asset (interest or other revenue) provides ongoing funding for a specified purpose.
- Gift of Securities (Stocks, Shares and Bonds)
The Federal Government has removed the capital gains tax owed on donations of publicly traded securities to registered charities, thereby substantially reducing the after-tax cost of giving. Individuals able to donate shares can make a significant gift and, at the same time, receive a tax receipt for the full appreciated value of the shares. Donating securities to a charity can have positive tax implications for your estate as well. The more securities and other assets you bequeath to a charity, the bigger the tax credit for your Estate, and therefore for your heirs. Click here to read about the benefits of donating securities directly to a charity.
- Gift of RRIFs and RRSPs
The OICC can be a named beneficiary on registered retirement plan documents. A tax receipt for the value of the investment gifted will be issued to the donor’s Estate (this may be all or part of the assets in the plan) and applied towards the final income tax return.
Benefits of making a gift of RRSPs or RRIFs:
RRSP/RRIF gifts are a very easy and tax-effective way of supporting the OICC. Simply visit the institution holding your investment and ask for INER/OICC to be named as your beneficiary. You have use of the retirement saving investment while you are alive. RRSPs/RRIFs become fully taxable as income in the year of death, but your Estate may claim gifts in the year of death equal to 100 per cent of your net income in that year and the preceding year. We would be pleased to assist you by providing sample wording to ensure the OICC can accept your gift as you intend. Please indicate the CCNM in your RRSP/RRIF beneficiary designation clause. Our Charity # is 78537 3499 RR0001.
You and your family, friends and colleagues can host an event to support the patient care, research and teaching provided at the OICC. There are plenty of ways to have fun while raising money for the Centre. Have an idea for a fundraising event? Get started by contacting us at Sue Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Corporate support enables the OICC to provide more services to more people in our community. Whether companies are interested in making a significant gift to support research, subsidize care to patients who cannot afford complementary cancer care, or provide product, we offer a wide range of giving opportunities.
Supporting the OICC can help a corporation stand out in a highly competitive economic environment. This type of commitment can differentiate your company by exposing your brand identity and products to the patients and professionals at the clinic and make an impact on the community.
Naming opportunities provide a lasting mark for corporations that demonstrate a commitment to provide whole person care for people with cancer, cancer survivors, and for those seeking prevention of cancer or its recurrence. Let us work together to tailor a partnership package that best suits your objectives.
A Gift-in-Kind donation provides access to products that effectively manage the treatment protocols in our clinic, allowing us to work more effectively and focus on providing improved services that directly benefit our patients.
Benefits to individual and corporate donors:
- Play a powerful role in community-building by helping to supply the resources needed to provide subsidized care to patients who cannot afford out-of-pocket expenses.
- Increase your visibility in the community.
- Save time and expense involved in disposing of surplus equipment or inventory.
- Gift- in-Kind donations are non-financial charitable contributions and may be eligible for a tax receipt.