Create Your Legacy of Love

Would you like to extend your values of caring and compassion beyond your lifetime to help others in the future? Where there’s a will, there’s a way. By naming Our Place Society as a beneficiary in your will, your legacy will help us continue to nourish hope, dignity, community, and change for those who experience poverty, homelessness, mental health issues, and substance abuse disorder. The meals, shelter, and services you support could make all the difference for someone who wants to transform their life but just needs a hand up. What a legacy of love that would be.

A gift in your will, known as a bequest, is paid out through your estate. You won’t have to give up any of your income or savings during your lifetime. It will also generate a charitable tax receipt which can reduce the income tax payable by your estate.

Your estate plans will shape the legacy you leave, the charitable work closest to your heart, and your loved ones. Talk with your family to let them know what you want to achieve with your will and why. Family always comes first. But know that you can have your cake and eat it, too: after providing for your loved ones in your will, you can include a residual bequest (a percentage of your remaining estate) that will provide food, shelter, and a hand up in the future to the Our Place “family members.”

Click on the legacy giving options and legal information below, and be sure to consult legal advice. Please let us know your intentions so we can thank you, ensure you have the information you need, and welcome you to our Legacy of Love group — a group of people who share your commitment to the present and future work of Our Place Society.

For more information and a confidential conversation — with no obligation — reach out to Diana Gallivan at either 250-940-5063 or


December 21, 2022

Dr. Robert (Robin) Krause

Legacy Stories
A Founder of Our Place Remembered Dr. Robert “Robin” Krause carried a vision for the well-being of our most marginalized citizens,…
March 7, 2022

Lynn Martin

Legacy Stories
Lynn Martin moved to Victoria from Yukon in 2012 and was shocked at the number people she saw begging and living on our city’s streets. “I…
March 6, 2022

Eileen Gormley

Legacy Stories
Eileen Gormley followed her heart from Northern Ireland to Toronto.  After experiencing freezing rain, however, her heart had a rethink…

Are you feeling inspired by these donors and their legacies of love? You can do it, too.
Leaving a charitable gift in your will is an easy process, and it doesn’t require a high estate value.
Reach out to us at or 250-940-5066, and we can help you get started.
Click here to read our legacy charter to understand our commitment to you.