Giving Comes in Many Forms

Giving Comes in Many Forms

There are a wide variety of giving options for donors, from cash to publicly traded appreciated securities and other types of capital items. According to BMO’s survey, Canadians Want to Give, but What’s Holding Them Back?, the most popular way to give is by cash (for 87% of donors), and more than half (54%) volunteer their time. It’s worth noting that over one-third (35%) make donations in kind (such as appreciated securities), which may have tax implications for the donor. Canada has one of...
Meet Julia: She’s a Corporate Leader

Meet Julia: She’s a Corporate Leader

Julia Taylor’s career spans many years at non-profits, where she has been a role-model, a change-agent and a trailblazer. During her tenure at the YWCA, she managed a $40 million-dollar budget, and was a leading advocate of women’s equality and had a huge impact on the lives of many, many women – a large majority of them from disadvantaged backgrounds. In 2002, when she was named as the first female president of the Greater Milwaukee Committee—whose membership was almost all male—she set the...
Your Guide to Understanding Registered Plans: RRSPs

Your Guide to Understanding Registered Plans: RRSPs

Whether you are buying your first home or considering your retirement investment choices, there are registered plans and services that can help you save for your goals on a tax assisted basis. Most registered plans are designed to help you save for retirement and manage your income stream in retirement. This guide provides an overview of the benefits of registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) and how they fit into your financial situation. A Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is a...