More and more Ontarians are considering estate planning as another way to give to Central West Specialized Developmental Services. A legacy gift is a gift with lasting meaning – a gift of time that awards future generations with the support of their family, friends and colleagues who have been diagnosed with a developmental disability. Leaving a legacy gift is one of the most valuable ways you can help CWSDS continue to support our individuals well into the future. Your legacy gift would be a lasting statement of your generosity and care for members of the community and their future. A gift of which, you and your family can take pride.

Not only is giving a purely philanthropic gesture, it can reduce your taxes, add to your income, and increase benefits to your estate and its beneficiaries. Deciding what legacy gift is right for you is just as important as your decision to leave a legacy. See below to learn more about the many different ways you can give.

  • Bequests
  • Giving to Remember
  • Gifts of Retirement Plan Savings
  • Gifts of Life Insurance
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Gifts of Property
  • Gifts of Charitable Remainder Trusts


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Why Your Donation is so Important

Your gift to CWSDS will allow us to help contribute to the community by enhancing the quality of life and empowering the lives of our neighbours, friends and family members who live with a developmental disability.

100% of your donation will be used to create opportunities and options to enrich the lives of our community members living with a developmental disability. Programs, services, equipment, job and skills training are some of the ways your donation is used.

The foundation for a strong and thriving community exists when all people have the ability to enjoy meaningful and inclusive lives. Through the generosity of people like you, our work makes a difference in the lives of the people we support in our community.