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Your Legacy for Health Care

Imagine the difference you can make for the community you love, in years to come. 

When you arrange a future gift to St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation, you are ensuring that loved ones, friends, and future generations can always count on the incredible patient care provided by our expert St. Joe’s medical teams – close to home.

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My legacy will always be at St. Joe’s.

Judi Woolmer, a St. Joe’s volunteer and legacy donor

Judi will always remember the kindness St. Joe’s showed her eight years ago. “My husband had a stroke and the doctors and staff have taken such great care of him ever since.” She says it is the compassion and support she felt that has inspired her to do more. 

“I’ve been volunteering at St. Joe’s in the Gift Shop for over a decade,” she says. “And more recently, Judi make the decision to leave a legacy by naming St. Joe’s in her will. “I am proud to live and support this community by giving back to ensure the great care will be here for another century. It’s a gift for the future of this great hospital.”

It's quick and easy to plan a future gift to St. Joseph's

Bequest or Gift in Your Will

Include St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation as a beneficiary in your will. View our sample bequest wording here

Gift of Life Insurance

You can make St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, transfer ownership on an existing policy to the Foundation, or purchase a new policy in the Foundation’s name.  

Gift of Securities

You can also make an immediate lifetime donation of securities like stocks or bonds – or note in your will that your securities are to be designated to St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation. Transfer your gift of securities using this transfer form.

Other types of future gifts

Charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, RRSP, RRIF, TFSA, Gifts-in-kinds.

To learn more about all our gift options in details, please click here.

We are happy to discuss all available options with you in person. Please contact Janine Kuzma, CFRE, Manager, Planned Giving at 616.530.6486 ext. 3851 or cell 416.524.7665 or jkuzma@stjoestoronto.ca.


Do You Need a Will?

For a limited time, St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation has partnered with the Canadian Free Wills Network. Through this partnership, we are covering the costs of a basic will or will revisions for our donors through participating lawyers in the Network. While it isn’t an obligation to make a gift in your will to St. Joe’s, we do hope you will consider adding one.


Have you already arranged a gift in your will? 

Please let us know. We want to ensure that we discuss how you want your gift to impact the hospital and patients, and have your recognition preferences.


Contact Steven Presser, Vice President, Development for more information at SPresser@stjoestoronto.ca  

St. Joseph’s Society

Planned giving donors are part of the St. Joseph’s Society. You’ll be invited to learn more about your hospital with special tours, events and educational sessions with Foundation and hospital staff. If you wish, you can also be included on our St. Joseph’s Society donor wall for your future gift intention.

Will Power

St. Joe’s is a proud new partner of Will Power™!

As Will Power launches across Canada, we will all learn just how powerful a tool our wills can be in creating the change we want to see in our world and in our communities. More than 400 charities, financial advisors and legal professionals from across the country to help empower Canadians.

Your will can do more for your loved ones and your hospital. It might surprise you to know that you can leave the majority of your estate to your family – but also arrange a gift to support patient care at St. Joe’s. Even 1% in your will to St. Joe’s can make life-saving patient care and equipment purchases possible.

Read up about the movement at www.willpower.ca.

Your lawyer, accountant, financial planner or insurance agent can help you determine what kind of planned gift would be best for you, your family and your estate. 

Thank you for make a powerful gift today that will support the health care of tomorrow!

Meet Our St. Joe’s Advisors Council

We are grateful for our Advisors Council members who assist our St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation’s Planned Giving Team and donors with strategic philanthropy that supports vital patient care. 

Robert W. Clark, CFP, CLU, FEA President Newport Insurance LP
Anisa Arra, BSc, JD Principal Lawyer Arra Law Firm
Mark Halpern, Certified Financial Planner Trust & Estate Practitioner Master Financial Advisory-Philanthropy
Joanna Mazin, LLB, MA, TEP Estate & Trust Planning Lead, Private Wealth Strategy Team MD Signature Private Wealth Management
Edward F. Olkovich Certified Specialist in Estates & Trusts Law Edward Olkovich Law Professional Corporation
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