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Leave a Legacy

A gift in your Will to True Patriot Love is a promise to provide help, hope and love to military members, families and Veterans, forever.

The Basics of Legacy Giving

We strongly advise you to talk to a lawyer or estate planner before confirming your legacy gift to True Patriot Love.

True Patriot Love is listed on Canada Revenue Agency under our legal name, True Patriot Love Foundation.

Charitable Registration Number 81464 6493 RR0001

150 York Street, Suite 1700
Toronto, ON M5H 3S5

Sarah Barker, Chief Marketing Officer

Direct Line: 647-952-4532, Email:

Here is some sample language:

“My estate trustees shall pay [insert amount] OR (all or %) of the residue of my estate to True Patriot Love Foundation, Toronto ON, for the purpose of supporting its highest priority needs.”

Your Legacy, Your Values, Your Will

Here we are sharing 4 steps to help you get started. We hope this information is helpful for you as you have conversations with your loved ones and with your advisors.

Step 1: Review your assets. This includes your home, your valuables, your investments and more.

Step 2: Remember your loved ones. Consider what you wish to leave for your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews or other loved ones.

Step 3: Reflect on your values and your passions. Your gift will be used to support military members and families in ways that are meaningful to you. We invite you to talk to us about what you hope your gift will accomplish.

Step 4: With the help of your loved ones and advisors, consider what type of legacy gift is best for you, and create or update your Will.

Disclaimer: This information is general in nature and does not constitute legal or financial advice. True Patriot Love Foundation recommends that before making any gift of securities of any size, a donor consults with his/her professional financial advisor(s) for the tax, financial and/or estate planning implications. Individual circumstances differ and you are strongly encouraged to discuss with your own financial counsel to ensure your gift decisions are appropriate to your situation.

Ask Jude St-Fleur: Expert advice from a Veteran: What you need to know about ways to give

Jude St-Fleur served 13 years in the Air Force, and his wife Lausanne Baguidy is still in the Canadian military as an avionics technician and instructor, repairing the electronics on F18 jets. After receiving help, support and mentorship from the True Patriot Love-funded program Operation Entrepreneur Bootcamp, he transitioned to a career in financial planning. Here, Jude shares the most frequently asked questions about a growing area of philanthropy: estate planning.

TPL: What are some of the misconceptions people have about estate planning?

JUDE: Many people think it’s only for the wealthy. The fact is that planning is important for everyone, and is much more than the distribution of your assets, health care decisions, guardianship and more. There are also important tax savings that can benefit you and your family. As we say in the business, you can’t avoid death or taxes, but you can take advantage of exemptions.

TPL: Is it complicated to make a gift to a charity in your Will?

JUDE: No. Creating or updating your Will requires consideration and documentation, but it is not complicated or expensive.

TPL: Wills and inheritances can be a delicate topic in some families. How do you recommend people talk to their loved ones about this?

JUDE: Start the conversation early. Talk to your loved ones about why this matters to you, and be as open and clear as possible. For many people, these conversations are very open and loving, and leave everyone feeling reassured. Having the conversations now means there will be less stress down the road.

Want to learn more about planning a legacy gift? Reach out to Sarah at True Patriot Love at 647-952-4532 or by email at