The Carlington Summit

Ottawa ~ (29 May), the Honourable Paul Martin, Minister of Finance; Mayor Bob Chiarelli, Mayor of the City of Ottawa; and M. Marc Croteau, President of the Outaouais Urban Community; along with Leave a Legacy Donors, Volunteers and Sponsors launched Leave a Legacy (Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec) at Ottawa City Hall.

Ottawa Mayor Bob Chiarelli declared May 29th, Leave a Legacy Day in Ottawa. Mr. Chiarelli, along with Minister Martin presented Leave a Legacy Co-Chairs Mr. Boyd McBride and Jean-Louis Bouchard with the official proclamation. “Our community will be enriched for generations by those who choose to leave a legacy in their will. The simple act of making a gift to a charity through a will makes it possible for everyone to benefit. Regardless of the size of the gift, everyone is able to leave a legacy,” stated Mr. McBride.

Leave a Legacy is an international endeavour, which operates in nearly every major city in North America. Leave a Legacy (Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec) is a community-wide program that is a collaborative effort between local charitable and not-for-profit organizations, estate and financial planning professionals, media and sponsors. The campaign will benefit all charities, large and small. It encourages people to work with financial and estate planning professionals and planned giving officers of the charities of their choice to make planned gifts. It does not solicit gifts for any particular organization, but promotes the importance of charitable giving and the value of the not-for-profit sector.

Leave a Legacy (Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec) launched the commencement of its on going initiative that they hope will result in much larger numbers of people from Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec making planned gifts (bequests, life insurance, appreciated property, etc) to their favourite charities. For more information contact: Andrea Guzzo (613) 523-7617