Life-Changing Legacy

Did you know? You can create a life-changing legacy by creating a planned gift today. A planned gift is a charitable donation that is planned now and received later through your estate. For example, many of our friends and supporters have trusted Gillian’s Place with a gift in their Will. Without this thoughtful generosity, we would not be providing the level of compassionate wrap-around support spanning multiple sites that we do today.

Many think that they have to choose between the causes and the people they care about. The reality is, you don’t have to choose. Including a charitable gift in your Will can help maximize benefits to your heirs, while changing and saving lives at Gillian’s Place.

We are pleased to share more about how to plan for your life-changing legacy. We strongly encourage speaking to your financial advisor to determine the best option for you, your circle of support, and the causes you care about.


Create a Life-Changing Legacy

Your financial advisor is the best person to speak with about what plan is best for you. Giving tools include, but are not limited to

  • Bequests (Wills)
  • Gifts of Securities (Stock)
  • Gifts of Life Insurance
  • Endowments
  • Charitable Gift Annuities

Life-Changing Legacy: A Gift of Life Insurance

Longtime friend and supporter, Bonnie Handley created a planned gift...

“I became interested in Gillian’s Place after a friend and co-workers’ mom was murdered by her ex-husband in 2014. I began joining her at functions such as Walk for Women, Pancake Breakfast, Walk a Mile in HER shoes with Judy’s Gentlemen and the Breakfast to End Violence Against Women. I listened to my friend tell her story of her mom and their life with a monster.  It was there I found my understanding for what Gillian’s Place was all about. 

After many events and listening to so many women speak of tragedy in their lives, as many are unable to, I began to understand how much physical and mental abuse there was in the world we live in. I decided I needed to do more to help. I have since put Gillian’s Place as my beneficiary of my life insurance policy, realizing my money could be used helping women and their children escape their abusers.”

Let’s have coffee and connect!

Want to learn more about making a significant impact at Gillian’s Place?

Our Director of Development & Communications, Graeme Dargavel, would welcome the opportunity to have coffee and connect to share more about the impact.

Feel free to connect with him directly at or 905.684.4000 ext. 254.

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