What will your legacy be?

With a gift in your will, you can shape the future of healthcare. Click below to download your free will-making toolkit, and find out how you can create a better tomorrow for those you love.

Inspiring stories of leaving a legacy

Today, we can offer life-saving therapies and treatments, because forward-thinking Ottawans chose to remember The Ottawa Hospital with a gift in their will. Those gifts funded the research, purchased the equipment and built the care teams that are saving lives, right here in Ottawa — every single day.

Catastrophic injuries require novel approach by our plastic surgery team
Karen Toop was hit by a snowplow while crossing the street in January 2012. She was critically injured when she arrived at our Trauma Centre. A multi-disciplinary team was ready to care for the injuries that some only see once in their career.
Life-long educator and writer leaves gift in his will after peaceful passing through the Medical Assistance in Dying program
Clarence Byrd was always keenly aware of how he wanted to live his life and what would happen when he was gone. He carefully planned how he would leave a gift in his will to The Ottawa Hospital to ensure his legacy as an educator would continue for years to come.
Healthcare trailblazer dedicated to serving others
 A former dedicated employee of The Ottawa Hospital now looks to leave a lasting legacy through a gift in her will.
True love will continue through legacy gifts
Through their gift in a will to The Ottawa Hospital, Jim and Pat’s love will continue by providing care and attention to patients in years to come.
The Tod Family’s Story
Through the years, The Ottawa Hospital was always there when the Tod family needed it. Now, they’re paying that good fortune forward.
Annie’s Story
Annie’s dear husband, Hernan, lost his battle with cancer. But with a gift in her will, she hopes it’s a fight that future Canadians will win.