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What is Legacy Giving?

A legacy gift is a planned future financial consideration to a charity, given through a will or other form of designation. It’s a decision that each person makes in their own financial planning process to provide future support to the causes that are important to them.

Technology for Independent Living (TIL), is a program operating within the non-profit organization Technology for Living (TFL). Please consider a legacy gift to TFL or TIL when you are evaluating your personal, family and financial needs, as well as your long-term charitable giving. Every legacy gift, regardless of the amount, is important and of great value to our mission – TIL is dedicated to helping people with severe physical disabilities live as independently as possible. TIL’s uniquely skilled bio-meds create custom technological solutions  for a safer and more accessible home for people with limited movement and  physical disabilities.

Anyone who is passionate about a cause can leave a planned gift. No gift is too small, and each contribution is greatly appreciated.

As a registered Canadian charity we gratefully accept:


Gifts given through a will. Instructions may be left indicating how the capital or interest (or both) may be spent on either general or specific purposes.


Donations of money or property, usually structured so that the principal amount is kept intact while the investment income is available for use. This allows for the donation to have an impact over a longer period than if it were spent all at once. Endowments may be established in memory of a loved one or for a special occasion.

Life insurance policies

You can name us as a beneficiary on a new policy or donate an existing policy and receive a significant year-end charitable deduction. There are also estate tax savings. This provides Technology for Living with a significant gift at a low cost to you.

Charitable gift annuities and trusts

Gifts that allow donors to leave a bequest or make a gift while receiving an immediate tax receipt.

Stocks, bonds & other gifts of property

If stocks, bonds, real estate or other securities are worth more now than when you acquired them, you can maximize the tax benefit by transferring them directly to Technology for Living.

You will receive fair market value for your gift based on the date of your gift and, in most cases, avoid capital gains taxes on the appreciated value.

Cash gifts

You may leave an outright cash gift, either in a lump sum or over a specific period of time.

Legacy giving changes lives

Donors create legacy gifts for many different reasons. It ensures your memory or the memory of a loved one lives on, by providing future support to the causes that mean the most to you. Arranging for a planned charitable gift, from a tax perspective, is sound financial planning. Through a legacy, you are making an important contribution to the future sustainability of the work of Technology for Living. Plan a charitable gift today – leave a legacy for tomorrow.

Your gift provides vital funding

  • Serve the growing number of individuals seeking our assistive technology services
  • Enable us to achieve long-term financial stability and sustainability
  • Expand beyond the size of our current demographics and facilities
  • Hire certified Biomedical Engineering Technologists

How to leave a gift

Take the time to consider your options carefully and plan your gift in consultation with a qualified legal and financial advisor regarding your particular circumstance.

Planning to leave a legacy gift now not only increases your feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction but can also have beneficial tax implications.

Recommending a planned giver is sometimes as simple as inserting a sentence in your will that says, “ Upon my death with the proceeds that are left after my expenses are paid, I’d like to give 5% or $5000 whichever is larger to Technology for Living Society of BC.” If you want to learn more, please contact us. Thank you for thinking of Technology for Living.

This document does not constitute legal advice. We recommend before making a decision on a significant gift to Technology for Living, you seek legal advice to ensure your gift is structured with your personal circumstances in mind and tax implications have been considered. Thank you for considering a legacy gift to Technology for Living a charitable organization.

Contact us

BC Head Office: Ruth Marzetti

#103 366 E. Kent Avenue South
Vancouver, BC V5X 4N6

TFL Technology for Living Society
BN: 807477070RR0001

Partner With Us

Every foundation and corporate partnership with Technology for Living is unique and we will work with you to create the perfect opportunity for your company – from gifts to event support, from employee volunteering to cause marketing. However you choose to get involved, our aim is to develop mutually beneficial partnership opportunities. Please get in touch today – we look forward to working with you to ensure more youth and adults can have independence in their home and participate in the communities they live in.

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