When you remember TVO in your will, you stand behind our belief that learning has the power to change the world. Leaving a legacy of learning might be the most powerful gift you ever give and helps TVO deliver quality learning opportunities through innovative educational products, in-depth current affairs, groundbreaking documentaries, and award-winning TVOKids content.
A bequest is a direction in your will that instructs your executor(s)/trustee(s) to leave one or more of your assets to a charitable organization(s).
Paying modest premiums now can create significant value in the future. By donating a new or existing policy, you can derive tax benefits during your lifetime. If you name TVO as the beneficiary of a policy you own, after your passing, your estate can realize the associated tax benefits.
By naming TVO as the beneficiary of your RRSP or RRIF, you will be making a generous gift and offsetting the tax that would otherwise be payable on these assets by your estate.
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Charitable remainder trusts let you give assets today through an irrevocable trust and obtain immediate tax savings while providing you with a life income from the earnings on the assets. When the gift is made, you receive a charitable tax receipt for the present value of the gift that you may use in the year of the gift or carry forward for up to five years. When you pass, the capital is transferred to TVO.
When you donate securities to TVO, you don’t pay capital gains tax on the transfer (compared to paying tax on 50 per cent of the capital gain if you sell the shares and donate cash). You will receive a charitable tax receipt for the fair market value of the shares on the date they are transferred to TVO, and you can use that receipt to offset other taxes. You may donate securities during your lifetime or through your will. To make a gift of stocks or securities, complete and mail in our TVO Gift of Securities Form (PDF).
Choosing who to include in your will is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. If providing powerful, free and inspiring educational content to all of Ontario is important to you, please consider remembering TVO.
Donors who leave a planned gift to TVO will be recognized in The Hon. William G. Davis Legacy of Learning Circle. Members of this circle will be recognized in TVO’s Annual Report, online at tvo.org, and in other communication materials.
Individuals who wish to leave TVO in their will should include the following information:
- TVO’s legal name: The Ontario Educational Communications Authority
- Charitable Registration Number: #85985 0232 RR0001
Thank you in advance for investing in the future of TVO.
For more information, read our TVO Legacy Brochure (PDF). You can also contact:
Manager, Leadership Giving
Philanthropy and Sponsorship
416-484-2600 extension 2252