Brad Friesen leads a free workshop called Gifts and Estate Planning on Saturday, Oct. 14 in Abbotsford.

Communitas hosts estate-planning workshop

Session on Saturday, Oct. 14 in Abbotsford

Communitas Supportive Care Society offers a workshop called Gifts and Estate Planning on Saturday, Oct. 14.

The free session is led by Brad Friesen, a gift planning consultant with Abundance Canada, and runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Communitas, #103 – 2776 Bourquin Crescent West.

Workshop participants will learn the importance and requirements of estate planning and understand how to maximize the tax benefits of an estate through various gifting solutions.

“An up-to-date estate plan helps to ensure that your loved ones are provided for and that your legacy is impacting your favourite charities,” Friesen says.

The workshop includes a continental breakfast and is an opportunity to ask questions and interact with others.

Alan Cavin, resource development director for Communitas, has worked with Abundance Canada (formerly Mennonite Foundation of Canada) for several years and has been impressed with the quality of information shared.

“These workshops are presented in a clear and user-friendly way,” Cavin says. “It really is an opportunity to explore the impact you can make even after you’re gone and discover how you can make sure that those you love are taken care of.”

Abundance Canada is a 100 per cent donor-advised, faith-based charitable foundation.

For more than 40 years, they have offered Canadians various gifting solutions to support the charities they care about most in their lifetime and with their estate.

Cavin wants to assure those who are considering attending that there is no obligation to make a donation to Abundance Canada or to Communitas.

“This workshop is offered at no cost and we offer it because we feel it’s important for all of us to plan our legacy,” he says.

“We hope that people will consider Communitas in their estate and help provide support to those living with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges but there is no obligation to do so.”

To learn more and to RSVP for this event, contact Alan Cavin or Laura Ullock at 604-850-6608 or email office@CommunitasCare.com