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Contributions like yours make a big impact on the success of our children’s lives. Every dollar given directly goes to providing the services and programs that help deaf and hard of hearing children learn how to listen and speak.

Your donation empowers deaf and hard of hearing children, providing a bright future and growing their potential. Thank you for supporting the Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC!

You can make a one time contribution by clicking here. 

With most households operating on a monthly payment cycle, it makes sense that more donors like you are opting for the ease and convenience of giving on a monthly basis.

Monthly giving is a quick and convenient way to make a significant contribution that will greatly impact the lives of countless deaf and hard of hearing children and their families!

Monthly giving partners provide Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre with stable funding, allowing us to plan programs with the comfort of knowing that we have a reliable flow of donations from supporters like you. Even small donations of $20 a month add up, making a significant impact on deaf and hard of hearing kid’s lives.

Your dedication to the Centre’s success makes you a true Hearing Hero, impacting the lives of deaf and hard of hearing kids throughout BC!

By becoming a Hearing Hero:

  • Your donation will automatically be charged to your Visa or MasterCard each month.
  • You will receive one consolidated tax receipt at the end of the year.
  • Help reduce our administration and processing costs allowing us to put more of your donation to work.
  • Be invited to exclusive donor appreciation events held by the Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC

Trained at the University of Manchester, Hilda Gregory immigrated to Canada and founded the Vancouver Oral Centre for Deaf Children, now known as Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre of BC. The school’s principal for 33 years, she began with eight three-year-olds in a trailer annex to Sunnyhill Hospital. Today, the school’s curricula and methodologies are utilized throughout the continent.

In 1999, upon her retirement from the Centre, The Hilda Gregory Bursary Fund was established to provide tuition assistance to families in financial need.

The principle of the fund is managed by the Vancouver Foundation and annual bursaries are allocated from the interest earned. Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC accepts donations specifically designated to this fund.

Thank you to the individuals who continue to support this endeavour.

You can donate to this fund by clicking here. 

For more information development@childrenshearing.ca or 604.437.0255.

Planned Giving

There are several ways to leave a legacy for future generations, while making the best use of your assets and maximizing your taxable benefits.

 
Gift Options to Consider:

Giving Through Your Will
A bequest is a direction in your will that a certain sum of money, a particular financial asset, or a portion of the estate is to be given to Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC. A bequest made to the Centre generates a tax credit that offsets the tax otherwise payable on up to 100 per cent of your net income in the year of death. Unused credits can be carried back one year. These credits may result in significant income tax savings and increase your net estate.

Life Insurance
You can make Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC the beneficiary of an existing or new life insurance policy. Giving life insurance is a way of making a significant gift without depleting your estate. At the end of your lifetime, the policy proceeds will be paid by the insurance company directly to the Centre. Depending on how the policy is structured, you may receive a tax benefit during your lifetime or your estate will receive the benefit.

Transfer of Publicly Traded Securities
Donating securities is an effective way to give. If you own publicly traded securities that have increased in value and you decide to sell them, 50 per cent of the capital gain is taxable. However, if you donate these securities “in kind” to Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC, no tax is payable on the capital gain. The resulting tax credit from the donation of the securities will reduce taxes payable on other income. Making a gift of publicly traded securities is easy to do.

RRSP/RRIF/TFSA
You can name Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC as the direct beneficiary of the proceeds of your RRSP or RRIF, or you can make a gift of the proceeds from your RRSP or RRIF to the Centre in your will. The resulting tax credit may be used to offset the tax payable on the redemption of the proceeds of the retirement plan.

Charitable Remainder Trust
This option enables you to transfer some assets into a Trust, retain life income from the assets in the trust, and designate Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC to receive an immediate tax receipt for the value of the remainder interest in the trust, enabling you to receive tax savings now without affecting your quality of life.

Endowment
An endowment is a charitable investment fund where the capital is permanently invested and provides a steady and dependable source of income each year to Children’s Hearing &Speech Centre of BC. An endowment may be funded with an initial gift of $25,000 or more and added to during your lifetime by you, your family or friends, or through your estate.

In memory
A gift in memory of someone special is a thoughtful and caring way to express sympathy while helping Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC.

Special occasion gifts
A special occasion gift is a unique opportunity to let family members, friends or colleagues know that you are thinking of them on a birthday, birth of a new baby, wedding, anniversary, retirement, graduation, or holiday in lieu of gifts. You can make a charitable gift for any of life’s special celebrations!

Grateful gifts
A grateful gift says thank you to someone whose generous support or spirit has touched your life.

Recognition
When your gift is received, we will send an attractive, personalized notification card to the individual or family being honoured or next of kin. The amount of your gift will be kept confidential and you will receive a tax receipt for your donation.

You can donate now by clicking here.

Contact Information
If you would like more information on how to donate to Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC please email development@childrenshearing.ca or call 604-437-0255.