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Legacy Giving

Thank you for considering a gift to Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services. 

By planning to leave a gift through your estate, you will help to ensure expert and compassionate addictions counselling continues to be available to those in need.

Every gift to help support substance use and addiction recovery helps not only clients, but also their families. This means that when you donate to Rideauwood, you are having a multi-generational impact. You are helping to change the lives of thousands of people in the Ottawa area, now and for years to come.

How to Leave a Gift in Your Will or Estate Plan

Please consult with your financial advisor if you are planning an estate gift to support Rideauwood’s work.

The following information may be of assistance to you and your advisor:

Legal Name: Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services
Address: 312 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 4X5
Charitable Registration Number: 119119535 RR 0001

A Gift Through Your Will

A bequest is a donation in your Will that is distributed by your estate after your death.

After your death, when your executor distributes your estate, Rideauwood will issue an official tax receipt for the amount received.

Beneficiary of a Life Insurance Policy

The gift of life insurance is a convenient and affordable way to make a substantial future gift to Rideauwood.

There are several options including transferring the ownership of a new or existing policy to Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services or naming Rideauwood as the beneficiary of a policy. Each option has a variety of benefits.  Please discuss them with your insurance advisor.

Beneficiary of a Registered Account

If you do not have a surviving spouse or “qualified beneficiary” you may want to consider donating all or a portion of your remaining RRSP or RRIF at the time of your death to a Rideauwood. You can also name Rideauwood as the beneficiary on a TFSA account. If you designate Rideauwood as a beneficiary of a registered account, Rideauwood will issue an official receipt for the amount transferred.

Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services can be named as a beneficiary under your RRSP, RRIF or TFSA or you can leave directions in your Will to donate all or part of your RRSP, RRIF or TFSA. Your financial advisor can provide more details on these options.

If you have any questions or would like to notify Rideauwood of a planned gift, please contact
Catini St. Pierre, Manager of Fund Development and Communications
613-724-4881 x 210
cstpierre@rideauwood.org

Rideauwood partners with

During COVID-19, Rideauwood has partnered with other agencies through CounsellingConnect to help youth, young adults and adults who are dealing with substance use issues, or other problematic behaviour such as gambling and gaming or supporting a friend/family member who is. If you are interested in a single session to explore these issues, help is just a click away.