Planned Giving

Creating a Will shouldn't have to be complicated. Planning your family's future today will give you peace of mind

No matter your age or life stage, creating a Will allows you to leave a legacy to
protect loved ones and support causes you cherish. You can leave a
legacy of hope, helping support our community for generations to come. 

The YMCA of Saskatoon has partnered with Willfora, a free resource to help
make creating or updating a Will easier than ever. Willfora allows you to
create a legal Will online in 20 minutes or less, at no cost to you.

The confidential, secure Will-writing platform makes it easy to create a
legally binding Will or allow you to update your Will from home and
allows you to
support important causes. This way, you can show your care for those
you love, while helping the YMCA build vibrant healthy communities
for years to come. That's a great legacy to leave.

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Serena Dallas

Serena Dallas

Director of Strategic Engagement and Philanthropy

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Are you interested in learning more about leaving a legacy gift to the YMCA?
Perhaps you've planned a gift and would like to confirm your wishes.   
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Your Questions Answered

Who can leave a gift in their Will?
Leaving a gift in your Will isn't just for those who are wealthy. Anyone who cares deeply about a cause can leave a gift in their Will. If you believe that all children deserve opportunities to access sports and recreation programs, experience camping adventures, and be influenced by positive role models, then you might consider giving a gift to the YMCA of Saskatoon in your will.

How will the YMCA use my gift?

The YMCA respects the wishes of all who support the YMCA with their generous gifts and donation. If you wish to support a specific program, we will honour your directions and allocate your gift towards that program.

Supporting the YMCA is part of your legacy and we are here to partner with you on that vision. Gifts that are not specifically earmarked for a program will be invested in the YMCA Endowment Fund to sustain the YMCAs in our community for years to come and help manage the urgent needs that arise in our facilities, programs and services. All gifts are welcome. 

How do I leave a gift to a charity and provide for my loved ones?

A type of gift called a residual gift is a great option to make sure your estate meets your needs. Think of your estate like a pie you can divide. You can leave a slice to each of your children, a slice to your grandchildren and a slice to a charitable organization, like the YMCA.

The truth is, when you pass, your estate is likely to receive a hefty tax bill. A charitable gift in your Will can reduce the taxes owed, and in some cases even eliminate them, leaving the same amount of money to heirs. If you would like to discuss more, please contact Serena Dallas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What other types of gifts can I leave in my Will?
By donating assets other than cash, you can easily save capital gains and estate taxes and can make a bigger impact than you ever thought possible. Examples of other types of gifts you can leave are stocks and securities, life insurance, RRSPs or RRIFs, Annuities and more.

Why should I let the YMCA know I have left a gift?
Sharing this information with us means we can ensure your specific requests can be fulfilled and appreciate and thank you for this future gift during your life.

Who is Willfora and why is the YMCA partnering with them?
Willfora is an online service, which allows anyone to create or update their Will in a secure and simple format. Willfora was created to prompt Canadians to consider leaving a charitable gift to a cause that's important to them, while potentially creating savings in lawyer's fees. Willfora and the YMCA are partnering to offer complementary Will-creating and unlimited updates.

We encourage you to speak to your financial advisor and family today.