Getting and Giving
On this Thanksgiving weekend, many of us will have an opportunity to spend time with family and friends. This holiday can be a time to reflect on what we are thankful for, or what we have received. Christmas is only ** days away. Pre-Christmas can be a season of charitable solicitations, a time when many focus on giving to family, friends and charities.
Recent Statscan statistics reveal that 84% of Canadians claimed a charitable tax deduction, and 44% of Canadians volunteer their time. Like other areas of your life, taking the time to develop your giving plan can have significant positive impact for you and those that you help.
A meaningful giving plan starts with a discussion about what issues you care about and why you want to support them. What does community mean to you? What are your views on international versus local ventures? Answers to these initial questions will drive the rest of the dialogue about where and how to have an impact on issues that matter most to you. A deep discussion about your values will connect your giving to the rest of your plan; income, spending, investments and estate planning will all start to reflect your values about who and how you want to be in your community.
To have a conversation that starts with your interests and goals, ending with an executable plan, instead of starting and ending with tax strategies, contact Sara at 519-569-7526 or email@example.com
Places to Go to Stretch Your Thinking:
Questions and Framework to Evaluate Your Giving
Volunteering and Charitable Giving in Canada
An Answer to Some Headlines Generated by the Above StatsCan report
A Journey from Charity and Donors to an Investment Fund