Caring for future generations by leaving a gift in your will

A gift in your will to the QEII Foundation will help dedicated QEII physicians and staff deliver critical care to patients, wherever they are in Atlantic Canada. By leaving as little as one per cent of your estate to the QEII Foundation, you can make a real difference for generations to come.

Your gift will be considered a charitable donation and a tax credit will be available to your executor to offset income taxes owing by your estate. A gift in your will is easy to arrange with your lawyer and does not affect your assets or cash flow today.

Resources for arranging a gift in your will.

To help you determine if leaving a gift in your will is right for you, please take a look through our resources:

The Power to Vary Clause
If you wish to designate your gift for a specific purpose at the QEII you are strongly encouraged to have your lawyer add a power to vary clause so your gift will continue to be relevant in the future. A power to vary clause will allow the QEII Foundation to use the gift to support its work in the event that the original purpose is no longer relevant.

Sample wording: If circumstances should, at the time of my death, make it impossible, inadvisable, or impractical to use my bequest for the designated purpose, then the QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation board of trustees may, in its discretion, use the proceeds from my bequest in such a manner as the board may deem to be to the best advantage of the Foundation while adhering as closely as possible to my original intent.

To learn more about leaving a gift in your will, please contact:

Charles O'Neil, gift planning advisor,
902 442 7196

Lori Scott, gift planning advisor,
902 442 7199

Katharine Berrington, gift planning advisor,
902 442 7146


The QEII Foundation inspires generosity to advance health care at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. With financial support from all levels of the community, the Foundation helps fund new technologies, research, innovation and education that contribute to life-changing moments experienced every day by patients and their loved ones.



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Contact Us

QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation
5657 Spring Garden Road
Park Lane Mall, Suite 3005, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3R4
Phone: 902 334 1546 | Toll Free: 1 888 428 0220
Fax: 902 442 7172 | Email:

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