Legacy Giving

Leaving a gift in your will

“I am making a gift in my will to Youth Without Shelter as an investment in the next generation. Youth are the future of our country, and we need to support them.”

(YWS donor who has designated a bequest to YWS in their will)

You can bequeath a gift in your will to Youth Without Shelter to make a lasting contribution to ending youth homelessness. When the time is right for you, kindly consider leaving a legacy.

How can you leave a legacy? We’ve compiled here some of the Frequently asked Questions and Answers about including Youth Without Shelter in your will. Alternatively, please call us at the number below, all inquiries are treated with the utmost confidentiality. To assist, we have also included a sampling of will clauses for consideration by you and your lawyer. A will is a legal document. We strongly encourage you to seek legal estate planning advice from a qualified lawyer if you are making a will or changing your will.

If you have already made the decision to include Youth Without Shelter in your will, we ask that you take a moment and complete the YWS Bequest Confirmation Form.

Breaking the cycle of abuse, neglect and poverty that is the root of most youth homelessness is a challenge. With your legacy YWS can provide safe, supportive spaces among people who care and services that set youth on a course for independence. Thank you for being part of our youths’ remarkable journeys to self­ sufficiency and empowerment.

To discuss your legacy in confidence please contact:

Director of Philanthropy & Engagement
416.748.0110 x 26 or communications@yws.on.ca