What is a charitable remainder trust?

Bussiness woman sitting down with clients With a charitable remainder trust, you keep the benefit of an asset but transfer the formal ownership to CNIB – enabling you to enjoy your assets, but still making a difference for Canadians with vision loss. 

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How can I make a charitable remainder trust for CNIB? 

We can help answer any questions you may have about making a CRT and prepare you to meet with your lawyer or financial advisor to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

Contact us by calling 1-800-563-2642 or emailing and we’ll be happy to help you set up your CRT. 

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How much will my tax receipt be for? 

The size of the tax receipt you receive from your CRT is determined by several factors, like your age, payment schedule and whether you are male or female. We can give you more information about that when you give us a call.

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Can I change or remove the trust after I make it?

Once you’ve made a CRT, you cannot change or reverse it. Therefore, we recommend you seek independent financial advice before deciding to commit to this kind of gift. 

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For more information, please call Ruth D'Souza at 1-800-563-2642 (ext. 7006) or email​


The above information is not intended as legal or financial planning advice. When considering any planned gift, you should always consult your legal advisor, banker, financial planner or your family members.​​