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Your Will can change the world

Do you remember the moment a park captured your heart?

Was it with the call of a loon, the swish of a paddle, the crackle of a campfire?

For so many of us, parks helped make us who we are. They defined our childhoods. They sculpted our values and our memories. They’re a place we come to be with family, and a place we come to find ourselves.

Parks give us so much, through every stage of our lives.

Supporting these treasured places in your Will helps keep them protected for future generations.

This fall, Ontario Parks is teaming up with Will Power to help Canadians understand the impact of their legacy.

Your donation matters at Ontario Parks

Many Ontarians don’t realize that — since 1996 — only a very small part of Ontario Parks’ operating budget comes from tax revenues.

Most of the funds to maintain, manage, and protect the parks you love come from visitor fees, partnerships and, of course, donations.

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Your gift helps us:

  • protect our natural world and their wildlife living in it
  • inspire a sense of eco-stewardship in the next generation
  • safeguard our parks as spaces for outdoor recreation and family memory-making
  • preserve Ontario’s natural and cultural heritage

We know your family comes first

You don’t have to choose. By giving even a small portion of your estate, you can make a significant impact on the causes you care about, and still support those you love.

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A legacy gift lets you make a difference. It lets you make an impact that might not have been possible during your lifetime, and share a last life lesson with your children.

Ready to give

Our friends at Will Power can help you better understand the process of leaving a charitable gift in your Will. Speak with a Will Power advisor about different ways to maximize your giving (and your impact).

You can also use Will Power’s legacy calculator to see your potential impact.

If you’d like to discuss a legacy gift directly with Ontario Parks or if you’d like to notify us about a gift already in your Will, please call us at 705-313-2462 or reach out to us at

What will your legacy be?