Children Are A Worthwhile Investment
If you have children or grandchildren, it will hearten
you to know that the Canadian Institute of Child Health has already
made a positive difference in their lives. We have made playgrounds
safer. We have developed a community-based child sexual abuse prevention
program. We have made pyjamas flame-proof, bicycle helmets commonplace
and car seats for children mandatory.
is the only national, non-profit, non-governmental organization solely
committed to developing health promotion and disease prevention programs
for children in Canada. We depend on volunteers and donations from those
who are concerned about the health and well-being of children.
Canadians have decided to create a lasting legacy for children, as well
as realizing tax benefits, by including CICH in the planning of their
estates. These gifts will help all children in Canada and youth have
the best possible chance for good health now and throughout their lives.
Gift Goes A Long Way
Your gift to CICH will reap benefits for children
that last a lifetime, and will give tomorrow's citizens and leaders
the chance for a bright and productive future. CICH has numerous programs,
and if you wish, you can designate that your gift be used for a specific
purpose. The following gives you examples of the five main areas where
your gift may be used to help, and we will be pleased to discuss other
programs with you.
- Improve the quality of prenatal, maternal, and
newborn care, particularly to decrease the incidence of low birth
weight babies, and to encourage hospitals to provide family-centered
care at birth.
- Create a safer environment for children, such
as CICH's past achievements of safer playground equipment, car seat
legislation and addressing environmental contaminants with a specific
focus on children.
- Promote good family mental health through programs
to improve parenting skills, prevent child sexual abuse, and examine
how children and seniors can enrich each other's lives.
- Monitor the health status of children in Canada.
CICH is the only national organization which maintains a comprehensive
statistical profile of children's health. This information is an invaluable
national resource for analyzing progress and setting priorities so
that funding can be employed in a cost-effective manner.
- Create a voice for Canada's children by raising
awareness of the special challenges facing children today and preventative
steps that must be taken to safeguard children's health and well-being.
CICH ensures that these needs are heard by decision-makers and that
children are considered a top priority.
Benefit: There Are Many Ways To Help
Amendments made during the federal budget in February,
1997 created new tax breaks for donors making gifts of securities. There
are several ways you can help. Your financial advisor can assist you
in finding the one that works best for you:
- You may choose to make an outright gift now,
for which there is a charitable tax credit available.
- You can establish a flexible Financial Trust
Fund which will pay interest to you now, generate a tax credit, and
eventually benefit CICH.
- You can purchase a Life Insurance Policy and
name CICH as the beneficiary. The premium payments are tax-deductible.
- CICH can be included in a will which will qualify
as a charitable tax credit in the final tax return.
- You can also talk to your financial advisor about
other options, such as creating a charitable gift annuity, endowment
fund, or private charitable foundation.
A Financial Trust Fund Work?
a trust plan is any of several special funds, such as an annuity, which
is held in trust for your lifetime. You receive the income generated
by it, as well as receive tax benefits, while CICH is the beneficiary
of the capital that is held in the trust fund. The amount of the tax
credits is determined by Revenue Canada, and depends on your age and
the value of the contribution. Tax credits may be involved for up to
What About A Life Insurance Policy?
There are two methods in which you can help CICH
benefit through a new Life Insurance Policy. You can name CICH as the
beneficiary of the policy and receive income tax receipts for the premiums,
or you can assign a fully-paid policy and receive a tax benefit.
What About Including CICH In My Will?
CICH has long realized that children who do not enjoy
good physical and emotional health are poorly equipped to become tomorrow's
generation of parents, workers, and citizens. It is therefore a very
thoughtful gesture to choose to include CICH as beneficiary in a will,
as a lasting bequest to Canada's future.
Including CICH in your will is a simple procedure. You can either amend
your present will or have a new will drawn up.
Through generous donations and gifts, CICH can continue
the steps already taken today to decrease demands placed on medical
and social service systems, to create a healthier, more productive work
force, and to give all Canadian children the satisfaction of reaching
their full potential.
Your gift or donation is sincerely appreciated. CICH honours those who
advise us that they have made provisions for a future gift. If you prefer
to remain anonymous, we will, of course, respect your wishes.
We will be happy to answer any questions you might
have on CICH or our programs. CICH encourages you to seek professional
legal, estate and financial advice before deciding on a course of action.
Should you require assitance in this regard or in finding a professional
in your community, please contact CICH firstname.lastname@example.org
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Reviewed: January 20, 2003