Legacy Giving
Make a vital gift in your will.

Live Your Legacy

Leaving a donation in your will is a great way to add meaning to your life and ensure that your memory lives on into the future. You can provide for your family in your will, while also leaving a gift that can make a vital difference in the lives that follow.

The gift you make in your will can fund a specific program area or support the hospital’s highest-priority needs at the time your gift comes to fruition.

Regardless of the size of your legacy gift, it can be made as an outright gift for immediate impact, or endowed to allow for annual contributions. We welcome an opportunity to discuss the many ways you can leave a legacy.

The most common type of legacy gift is a charitable bequest made in a will, which can take the form of cash, securities, assets or donation of your estate.

Juravinski Research Institute

The Juravinski Research Institute was created through an endowment of more than $100 million by Hamilton philanthropists Charles and Margaret Juravinski.

The Institute is a collaboration between Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation and Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR OUR DONORS | Create or update your will free of charge!

Our donors are invited to create or revise their will free of charge – either in person or virtually through our partnership with the Canadian Free Wills Network and their participating lawyers. Click below to learn more about our Free Wills Network partnership offer or contact legacy@hhsc.ca for your information package.

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Will Power™

We have joined with more than 80 charities, financial advisors and legal services from across the Hamilton-Oakville-Niagara Region to show Canadians the power they have to create positive change through a gift in their will to charity.

Will Power™ is a public education effort aimed at empowering more Canadians to leave a charitable gift in their will, which could raise as much as $40 billion dollars to advance the causes Canadians care about. Imagine the impact we could all make!

Learn more about Will power

Legacy Circle

The Legacy Circle is a special society that honours those who chose to make legacy gifts to Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation.

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