Leave a Gift in Your Will

Legacy Giving

Will you help change the world?

The Honourable William G. Davis Legacy of Learning Circle is a thoughtful group of donors who leave a planned gift to TVO in their will.

This is the most kind, influential, and surprisingly simple gift you might ever give. It's a gift that leaves a legacy beyond the years you live on earth and establishes a stable future for future generations of Ontarians to achieve new goals through learning.

Leaving a gift in your will is easy. After you take care of your loved ones, it is our hope that you will consider starting a legacy of learning by leaving a gift to TVO. Speak with your family, friends, and lawyer to determine if this is the right decision for you.

There are many approaches to remembering TVO in your will and we are here to help you along the way:

A Bequest
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).

Life Insurance
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.

RRSPs/RRIFs
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.

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:

  1. TVO's legal name: The Ontario Educational Communications Authority

  2. Charitable Registration Number: #85985 0232 RR0001

Thank you in advance for investing in and helping to secure the future of TVO. 


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The Estate of Barbara M. Adams
The Estate of Louise Lawrie Arnott
The Estate of Florence Margaret Bendig
The Estate of Nellie Berkes-Szucs
The Estate of Alexandra Brody
The Estate of Ian Alfred Brookes
The Estate of Katherine Bruechle
The Estate of Peter Burke
The Estate of Anna Dorothy Clapp
The Estate of Vera D. Denty
The Estate of Carl Durst
The Estate of Frances Eastman
The Estate of Patricia C. Ellison
The Estate of Colin J. Everett
The Estate of Barbara Ford
The Estate of Stanley Gold
Norman & Helen Hain
William Harkins
In memory of John and Dorothy Martin

The Estate of Rosalie K. Mccreadie
Don and Ann Mills
Donald Morrison
The Estate of Ernest Munroe
The Estate of Yvonne Natalie Ogg
The Estate of Arthur I. Parker
The Estate of Emily M. Pinfold
The Estate of Winifred Potter
The Estate of Donald Williamson Pounder
The Estate of Margaret Sampson
The Estate of Sidney Samuels
The Estate of Ralph Scotten
The Estate of Katharine P. Symons
The Estate of Sharon Lynn Thibodeau
The Estate of Ruth Ward
The Estate of John Gilbert West
The Estate of Robert Willmott
The Estate of Kenneth Albert Wiltshire
The Estate of Marion Wolstein

For more information, read our TVO Legacy Brochure (PDF). You can also contact: 

Katherine McKellar
Manager, Leadership Giving
Philanthropy & Sponsorship
416.484.2600 x2252
kmckellar@tvo.org