Brad Friesen from Abundance Canada is one of the presenters during a webinar on gift and estate planning with Communitas Supportive Care Society on Oct. 29. (Abundance Canada photo)

Brad Friesen from Abundance Canada is one of the presenters during a webinar on gift and estate planning with Communitas Supportive Care Society on Oct. 29. (Abundance Canada photo)

Communitas in Abbotsford holds Planned Giving webinar

Free online session on Oct. 29 looks at estate planning and gifting options

Communitas Supportive Care Society holds a Planned Giving webinar on Thursday, Oct. 29.

The session runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Those interested can register at communitascare.com.

“The wonderful thing about doing this year’s Planned Giving webinar is that you can take in all the information shared from the comfort of your own home,” says Sarah De Klein, resource development coordinator for Communitas.

De Klein and Communitas CEO Karyn Santiago will host the webinar, bringing greetings and sharing information about the organization.

They will introduce the two presenters: Brad Friesen, a gift-planning consultant from Abundance Canada, and John Wiebe, a lawyer with Kuhn LLP who is also a board member of Communitas.

Participants in the webinar will learn the ins and outs of estate planning and maximizing tax benefits through various charitable gifting options.

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“As a gift-planning consultant at Abundance Canada, it is a privilege and joy working with generous people who want to make a difference in this world,” Friesen says.

“In the Communitas webinar, we will discuss developing a generosity plan which includes a simple and flexible approach to charitable giving throughout your lifetime and in your will.”

Wiebe’s presentation will focus on the legal considerations and issues involved in the estate planning process. He says having a plan for one’s estate puts a person in control of what happens to their legacy when they pass away.

He said the webinar is for everyone, regardless of age.

“Death is a certainty of life and a structured estate plan can help relieve a significant burden for your loved ones,” he said.

Abundance Canada is a faith-based charitable foundation that helps Canadians create and implement a customized generosity plan to maximize their support for the charities they care about most, during their lifetime and beyond.

Kuhn LLP is based in Vancouver and Abbotsford and provides a wide range of legal services. The webinar is free and there is no obligation to make a donation to Abundance Canada or to Communitas.

“We offer this webinar at no cost because we feel it’s important for all of us to plan our legacy,” De Klein says.

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