Spirit of Renewal

People praise St. Ann’s Home for its respectful, caring nature. Donors to the Spirit of Renewal Campaign will create additional enrichments for all of those involved with the long term care home, now and into the future.

Residents, their families and friends, employees and volunteers will experience an enhanced quality of life following renovations to the tired 40-year-old home:

  • Comfort, privacy, ease with daily tasks, mobility, safety and communication will increase with upgrades that make all 80 resident rooms more home-like.
  • Recreational, spiritual, social and educational experiences will be enhanced with renovations to common areas and hallways.
  • Ongoing connections to life in the broader community will be encouraged with the purchase of a new, more accessible bus.

Generous community-minded individuals, who embrace the opportunity to initiate this Spirit of Renewal, will let the light shine in to brighten countless lives today and for years to come. That’s an amazing impact for $4.3M.

Learn more about the support you can give

Community-minded people have several ways to fulfill their desire to support the warm, respectful care experienced by residents of St. Ann’s Senior Citizens Village. All result in a charitable donation receipt to them or their estate.

Leaving Your Legacy

Gifts of Cash

Whether you want to contribute to capital improvements or programs and activities, it’s easy to donate to improve the lives of residents of St. Ann’s Senior Citizens Village.

We welcome one time, monthly or memorial donations as cash, cheques or debit transactions at 2910 Louise Street, Saskatoon, SK S7J 3L8. For more information please contact Laura Barnaby (Laura.Barnaby@saskhealthauthority.ca or 306-374-8900 ex 221.)

If you prefer donating online, CanadaHelps enables you to give:

  • monthly
  • immediately in a lump sum
  • in honor or in memory of someone special
  • via Mastercard, Visa, American Express or PayPal

The link is: canadahelps.org/en/charities/st-anns-senior-citizens-village-corp/

Gifts of Goods and Services

Various donated goods and services create comfort and joy in the lives of residents of St. Ann’s Senior Citizens Village.

Such gifts are especially valuable in making capital improvements. Other examples include some types of therapeutic equipment.

For health and safety reasons, we must carefully decide what gifts to accept. To determine whether your donation can be accepted to enhance the lives of residents, please contact:

Executive Director
Rae Sveinbjornson
rae.sveinbjornson@saskhealthauthority.ca
306-374-8900 ext. 223
2910 Louise Street
Saskatoon, SK S7J 3L8

Gift in a Will

With prior planning, your Will can provide for your family as well as enrich the lives of residents of St. Ann’s Senior Citizens Village.

To ensure your wishes are fulfilled, we advise you to seek professional advice from your lawyer, financial planner, and/or estate planner related to options for your gift and clear Will language. Talking to your loved ones and us about your plans is also beneficial to all involved.

Options for a gift in a Will, sometimes called a bequest, include leaving a particular sum of money, a specific asset such as property, or a certain percentage of your estate.

Your estate will receive a charitable receipt for the gift, which reduces the taxes owed.

Download the St. Ann’s Leave a Legacy pamphlet for more information.

Donors who decide to leave a gift in their estate are invited to join the Keeping the Promise Honour Roll. To find out more download the PDF card.

To discuss your plans, please contact:

Executive Director
Rae Sveinbjornson
rae.sveinbjornson@saskhealthauthority.ca
306-374-8900 ext. 223
2910 Louise Street
Saskatoon, SK S7J 3L8

Gift of Life Insurance

People usually buy life insurance to protect their loved ones. Those with an interest in enhancing the quality of life of more than their family may name charitable organizations, like St. Ann’s Senior Citizens Village, as beneficiaries.

If you like the idea of making a chartable donation via life insurance, your options include:

  • Donating an existing life insurance policy involves designating St. Ann’s Senior Citizens Village Corporation (our legal name) as the owner and beneficiary of an existing policy that you no longer need. You will receive a charitable receipt for the policy’s cash surrender value. If further payments are required, you will receive a charitable donation receipt for the payments you make after St. Ann’s becomes the owner and beneficiary.
  • Donating a new policy purchased with St. Ann’s Senior Citizens Village Corporation (our legal name) as the owner and beneficiary. If you choose this option, you will receive a charitable donation receipt for the full amount of all premiums paid.
  • Naming St. Ann’s Senior Citizens Village Corporation as beneficiary of a policy enables the death benefits to be paid directly to the Village. This entitles your estate to a charitable donation receipt, avoids probate taxes, and minimizes the risk of creditor claims against the estate.

We recommend you discuss the life insurance options with your family and your professional advisors.

To discuss a gift of life insurance with us, please contact:

Executive Director
Rae Sveinbjornson
rae.sveinbjornson@saskhealthauthority.ca
306-374-8900 ext. 223
2910 Louise Street
Saskatoon, SK S7J 3L8

Gifts of Shares or Mutual Funds

Transferring securities from your brokerage account to St. Ann’s Senior Citizens Village eliminates your capital gains tax. This generates greater tax saving than if you sold the securities and then donated the cash proceeds.

Before you make a donation of securities in the form of shares or mutual funds, we recommend that you seek professional advice from your tax or financial advisor. Topics to discuss include Canadian regulations that enable down market capital losses to be carried back three years and forward indefinitely to offset capital gains.

For further information regarding donating securities please contact:

Executive Director
Rae Sveinbjornson
rae.sveinbjornson@saskhealthauthority.ca
306-374-8900 ext. 223
2910 Louise Street
Saskatoon, SK S7J 3L8

Gifts of RRSPs, RRIFS, TFSAs

Your estate is entitled to a charitable donation receipt, when you name St. Ann’s Senior Citizens Village Corporation (our legal name) as the direct beneficiary of a RRSP, RRIF or TFSA. The receipt equals the amount paid to St. Ann’s upon your death.

This option avoids probate taxes and minimizes the risk of creditor claims against the estate.

Setting up such a donation is as simple as asking your financial advisor or financial institution to change the beneficiary to St. Ann’s Senior Citizens Village Corporation (our legal name).

To ask questions or inform us of such a gift, please contact:

Executive Director
Rae Sveinbjornson
rae.sveinbjornson@saskhealthauthority.ca
306-374-8900 ext. 223
2910 Louise Street
Saskatoon, SK S7J 3L8

Gifts of Real Estate

Depending on your holdings, it is possible to donate property, buildings, land or a residence that you own.

Your options for gifts of real estate are:

  • making an outright or immediate donation
  • providing a gift in a Will or
  • selling the real estate, then donating the proceeds

To learn more about donating real estate, along with what we can and cannot accept please contact:

Executive Director
Rae Sveinbjornson
rae.sveinbjornson@saskhealthauthority.ca
306-374-8900 ext. 223
2910 Louise Street
Saskatoon, SK S7J 3L8

Employee Giving

As an employee, you certainly know why St. Ann’s is praised for its respectful, caring environment. Its special nature is obvious in the way dedicated employees interact with residents of the Village.

Your donation will enhance our ability to focus on the holistic care that enriches the quality of life of residents. We welcome donations directly from your paycheque.

To find out how this works, please contact:

Executive Director
Rae Sveinbjornson
rae.sveinbjornson@saskhealthauthority.ca
306-374-8900 ext. 223
2910 Louise Street
Saskatoon, SK S7J 3L8