Legacy Giving



Since 1906, The Ottawa Mission has evolved to meet the needs of our community’s most vulnerable population. Together with you by our side, we can ensure the doors of The Mission will always be open to serve people who are hungry, homeless and lost.

A legacy gift is a personal statement of the values you embraced during your life and will help The Mission plan for the future and continue to transform lives.

Leave a gift in your will

After ensuring your loved ones are cared for, a charitable gift in your will to The Mission enables you to make a significant gift that you may not otherwise be able to in your lifetime – a gift that will make a difference for years to come.

If you are drafting a will or codicil, you can make a gift to The Ottawa Mission by using wording such as the following:

I leave this gift to The Ottawa Mission, Development Office, 46 Daly Ave., Ottawa, ON K1N 6E4, Charitable Registration #10815 0509 RR0001 or its successor, a (state share or percentage of estate, a specific amount of money, the specific securities you wish to leave.) I direct this money be used as its Board of Directors chooses.

Other ways to leave a legacy gift

You may also consider naming The Ottawa Mission as a beneficiary of your RRSPs, RRIFs or life insurance policy. Your gift can also be in the form of shares, bonds or mutual funds. We would be happy to talk with you if you want more information about these options. Please contact Rachel DeGreef at 613.277.4902 or email rdegreef@ottawamission.com for more information.

A Lasting Gift to Help Others

Why Brenda Became A Legacy Donor

“The Mission does wonderful work that meets urgent needs. It is an organization most worthy of our help.”


“We had no children, had been blessed with a good life, and both felt strongly that we wanted to give back. It’s a way to help others who have been less fortunate than we have been.”

- Shirely and Reg Rochon

Your investment, our promise

We would be honoured to know if you have chosen to leave a legacy gift to The Mission. We realize that your loved ones come first and that these decisions take time and special consideration. We will handle your gift with care, sensitivity and respect. Be assured that sharing with us your intention is in no way binding, and will be held in the strictest confidence.

We’re here to help

If you are interested in making a planned gift, a gift of life insurance policy or another type of bequest, please contact Rachel DeGreef.