Create your legacy today and give a gift to the future.

There are many simple and flexible options for you to create a lasting natural legacy through the Nova Scotia Nature Trust.

We can help you find the right balance for your financial goals and your philanthropic giving with a number of estate planning options.

A legacy gift can provide tax benefits for you or your estate and, at the same time, help the Nature Trust protect irreplaceable habitats for future generations.

We advise you to speak with a lawyer or estate planner before confirming your legacy to the Nature Trust.

Make a Bequest

A gift to us in your Will, whether large or small, helps protect irreplaceable habitats for future generations, provides a tax credit for your estate, and creates a lasting natural legacy in your name.

Learn more about making a bequest and download our free information package.

Speedy Bequest

You can name the Nova Scotia Nature Trust as a beneficiary of your RRSP,  RRIF, and/or TFSA without having to rewrite (or write!) your Will.

It only takes a few minutes, you don’t need to involve a lawyer, and there is no cost involved.

Learn more about how to set up a Speedy Bequest.

Donate a Life Insurance Policy

Donating a life insurance policy to the Nature Trust can provide a significant gift. You can transfer an existing policy or purchase a new policy and name the Nature Trust as owner and beneficiary.

Learn more about donating a life insurance policy.

Bequeath your Land

Landowners play a crucial role in protecting the natural world.

You can donate your conservation lands to the Nature Trust now or in your Will. There are special tax benefits for lands that meet certain ecological criteria. Find out more about the Ecological Gifts Programs here.

The Nature Trust also accepts gifts of real estate to be sold or traded. Funds raised can be used to secure priority conservation properties.

If you plan to donate a property in your Will you can make the gift now and retain usage rights as long as you and other named people live. This gives an immediate tax benefit for the donated portion, less the value of the ‘advantage’ you retain for your lifetime.

Before arranging a gift of land in your Will, please contact us. We can assess your property to determine the most appropriate program and options for your gift.

Learn more about making a gift of land in your Will.

For additional options, including codicils and donor-advised funds (DAF), download our free information package.

Have you already included us in your estate plans?

If you have already included us in your estate plans, thank you! Please let us know using this form, to ensure that we are able to use your gift as you intend and recognize your support in a way that is right for you.

Hello! Please contact me with any questions you have about creating a natural legacy. I look forward to hearing from you.

Barbara Haley
Senior Advisor, Legacy Giving or 902-579-9977


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