Thank you for considering creating a legacy with Hospice Halifax. We know that our efforts are only possible because of the contributions we receive from generous donors like you, and we thank you for believing in and supporting our mission. We encourage you to read this page, do some research, and seek the help from your financial advisor.

A bequest is a donation in your Will that is distributed by your estate after your death. Once your executor distributes your estate, Hospice Halifax will issue an official tax receipt for the amount received. Here are some examples:

Specific Bequest:

Hospice Halifax receives a fixed amount of money.

“I give the sum of $______ (dollars) to Hospice Society of Greater Halifax (Hospice Halifax), of the City of Halifax, Province of Nova Scotia, Canada.”

Remainder or Residual Bequest:

A gift of all or a percentage of whatever remains after all taxes, liabilities, administrative expenses and specific bequests have been paid. 

“I give the rest, residue and remainder of my estate [or ____% of the residue] to Hospice Society of Greater Halifax (Hospice Halifax), of the City of Halifax, Province of Nova Scotia, Canada.”

Contingent Bequest

This is a gift that takes effect only if the primary intention cannot be met.  For example, you direct Hospice Halifax to receive a portion of your estate if other beneficiaries do not survive you.

“If [name of beneficiary] does not survive me, or shall die within thirty days from the date of my death, I give to Hospice Society of Greater Halifax (Hospice Halifax), of the City of Halifax, Province of Nova Scotia, Canada, ____% of the residue of my estate [or $________].

Designated Gifts:

This allows your gift to be used for a specific objective or purpose within Hospice Halifax. We are always open to new ideas on how to increase our capacity, please contact us to discuss your idea.

“I direct my trustees to transfer ___ amount (or __%) to Hospice Society of Greater Halifax (Hospice Halifax), of the City of Halifax, Province of Nova Scotia, Canada, for the following purpose(s)…”


Full charity name: Hospice Society of Greater Halifax
Canada Revenue Agency Charity Number: 869623215RR0001
Address:  618 Francklyn St, Halifax, NS B3H 3B4

Have any questions? please contact Ashley Lawrence, our Stewardship and Development Coordinator, 902.446.0929 or a.lawrence@hospicehalifax.ca