“The natural world continues to inspire us, enthrall us, delight us and, in a fundamental way, heal us. Despite its resiliency, nature needs us to give back.” – Susan Walmer, CEO
Give a Gift That Lasts Forever
Every time you give it helps us protect more property on and near our beautiful Oak Ridges Moraine.
Online: Through the Canada Helps page to help you make a safe and secure gift.
By mail: Send a cheque to the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust at 18462 Bathurst Street, Newmarket, ON L3Y 4V9.
By phone: Call us at 905-853-3171 x30 (note that we have limited hours during COVID)
Gifts of Stocks and Securities: Under current tax law, individuals are exempt from capital gains taxes when they make a donation of appreciated stocks, bonds and mutual fund units. When you give securities to the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust, (ORMLT) you will receive a tax receipt for income tax purposes for the full market value of the shares at the date of the transfer. Donation form for Securities CIBC 2021
Become a Member: When you join as a member of the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust, you become a part of a group of caring people who actively support the protection of green space, clean and plentiful water and a healthy future on and near the Oak Ridges Moraine. Click here to learn more.
There Are Many Other Ways to Give to the Oak Ridges Moraine
“I’ve really come to understand the importance of protecting private land. I feel so strongly about this land being protected forever. And the Land Trust has the same passion, the same commitment to protecting land. As a landowner, you know that your property is protected forever. And I know the Land Trust. This is what they do best. I’m in favour of how they work: as a landowner, you get to enjoy your property and know that it will stay the same forever.” – Patricia, Land Trust Volunteer, Donor and Monarch Circle member
Our Land Trust is so grateful to have loyal and amazing donors like Patricia. We hope that stories like these inspires you to reflect on what it is about our Moraine that is so precious to you. While gifts of property are a crucial resource for us, we also have a growing group of people who have remembered our Land Trust in their Will, becoming part of our Monarch Circle. These gifts ensure we can confront urgent conservation priorities today and protect more land for tomorrow. It is truly an honour to help people and families ensure that what they value most—a love for nature—lives on forever on our Moraine, Greenbelt and beyond.
By joining our Monarch Circle, you ensure we can protect more properties and the wild species that live here. In addition to a gift in your Will, there are other forms of planned gifts, including gifts of securities, endowments, retirement plan gifts, insurance or other investments. We would love to speak with you and work together to find the gift that works best for you and your family.
Joining our Monarch Circle is a way for you to put your values into action. Every single gift makes an impact. If you share a will to protect nature, we would love to have a confidential conversation with you.
If you have land you cherish on the Oak Ridges Moraine or within the Greenbelt, you can ensure it remains protected forever through the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust. Your land becomes a nature reserve, meaning it is only accessible to the public if you wish, and will be protected from development, division and other uses you don’t agree with. We work with each landowner one-on-one, and together with your own legal and financial professionals, we can help you find the solution that is right for you and your family. We would be pleased to talk to you about Conservation Easements, Eco Gifts and other ways to achieve tax benefits while protecting your land forever.
Just like every property, every gift is unique!
Are you a business with a heart of green and a passion for change? You can take action to invigorate your corporate giving program, invest in the environmental health of our community and support the health and wellness of your staff—all by collaborating with us! We are proud to work with selected corporate partners, and we can help you meet both your business goals and your employee engagement goals. We provide customized and tailored sponsorship opportunities that help you feel good about supporting a local environmental cause and also give your employees amazing opportunities to get out and explore nature, clean up a wetland, count species at risk and much, much more! If your objectives include getting your name out there with caring citizens in our area, we’d love for you and your team to be part of our workshops, events and outreach activities! How can we help you meet your business or employee engagement objectives? Let’s have a conversation!