Leave a gift in your name that will support the future of brain research.
YOU’VE TOUCHED MANY PEOPLE’S HEARTS.
THIS IS A WAY TO TOUCH THEIR MINDS.
Planning your Legacy is a lasting statement of your generosity and support of brain research.
Guided by our mission to join people, labs and platforms across the country, as well as institutions, organizations and sectors, Brain Canada is a driving force behind innovation. Any gift – large or small – is instrumental in advancing brain research in Canada. It helps us build ground-breaking programs that transform the brain research landscape and improve the health of people in Canada.
Through a planned gift to Brain Canada, you have the opportunity to leave a powerful philanthropic legacy that ensures we can continue to accelerate the pace of discovery and magnify the impact of every breakthrough.
As we prepare for the brain health challenges of tomorrow, we invite you to review the options for planning a gift to Brain Canada and join our community of Legacy Donors.
Dr. Gustavo Turecki, Brain Canada funded researcher and Co-Director of the Douglas – Bell Canada Brain Bank.
We will never stop doing our best to understand the human brain.
Consider building your legacy with Brain Canada.
Planning your legacy will remind your loved ones of your commitment to rigorous and innovative research. By offering this lasting gift, you are supporting the future of innovation and discovery as tomorrow’s researchers continue their quest to explore the last frontier, our brains.
We recommend that you consult a professional such as a notary, lawyer or financial advisor when planning your gift.
Kindly note that our legal name is Brain Canada Foundation. Our Canadian Charitable Registration Number is 89105 2094 RR0001.
Sample Bequest Wording
Bequest for undesignated use:
“I give, to Brain Canada Foundation, Registered Charity located in Montreal, QC, with the charitable registration number 89105 2094 RR0001, the sum of $— [or —% of my estate] [or —% of the residue of my estate] to be used for the general purposes of the Foundation.”
Specific, bequest with escape clause:
“I give, to Brain Canada Foundation, Registered Charity located in Montreal, QC, with the charitable registration number 89105 2094 RR0001, the sum of $— to be used for the following purpose(s):
If Brain Canada Foundation is unable to apply all or part of these funds for the specific purpose(s) stated herein, the balance of this bequest not so extended may be used for the general purposes of the Foundation.”
Residual contingent bequest:
“Upon the death of all my beneficiaries, I direct my trustee to transfer and deliver the balance of the residue of my estate, including any undistributed income, to Brain Canada Foundation, Registered Charity located in Montreal, QC, $— to be used for the general purposes of
A Gift of Life Insurance
A gift of life insurance allows you to make a significant donation to Brain Canada Foundation at a relatively low cost, while protecting the value of your estate for your heirs. This approach is appropriate for donors who hold an existing policy that is no longer needed or for a donor who
Gift of publicly traded shares/stock options
(Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds)
A gift of appreciated publicly-traded securities is advantageous as your estate will receive a charitable tax receipt equal to the value of the security at the time of the gift and any capital gains on the gifted securities will be exempt from tax.
A Gift through your RRSP or RRIF
By naming Brain Canada Foundation as a beneficiary of all or a percentage of your Registered Retirement Savings Plans, Registered Retirement Income Fund or TFSA (or leaving it as a bequest in your will for Quebec purposes), you are able to make a commitment now, but postpone the
A Gift through a Charitable Remainder Trust
A charitable remainder trust is an arrangement that allows you to transfer assets to a trust, obtain a donation receipt today, and retain the right to income from the trust for life or a specified period. The capital of the trust will be left to Brain Canada Foundation after certain predetermined
Invest in the Future of Canadian Brain Research.
Across the country and around the world, researchers are learning more and more
about the brain but the challenges are complex, and answers can’t come quickly
enough. With 129 Canadian partners and 1155 funded researchers, Brain Canada fosters a diverse and interconnected brain research system which enables Canada to excel and contribute to the quest to better understand the brain and brain disorders, from dementia to mental health to brain injury.
Build your Legacy.
Vanessa Larivière is a researcher at the Brain Canada-funded Douglas Bell-Canada Brain Bank at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.
The Brain is
a Beautiful Thing.
Leave It a Gift.
To further discuss your wishes, please contact:
Director of Philanthropy
Brain Canada Foundation
1200 McGill College Avenue, Suite 1600
Montreal, Quebec H3B 4G7