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The Ecomuseum Zoo is a registered charity whose mission is largely supported by the generosity of donors and volunteers. You can be part of the Ecomuseum Zoo family by making a donation or by volunteering.


For those who care about their communities, gift planning is a special way to leave their mark for generations to come. It should be noted that these gifts can offer significant tax advantages. To better understand the advantages of gift planning, please read this simple information sheet.

Several options are available: bequests, life insurance, in Memory or in Honour donations, gifts of securities...

If you have decided to support the Ecomuseum Zoo through a planned gift, you can inform us so that you can be part of our Ecomuseum Zoo Legacy Circle and properly receive the expression of our gratitude.

For more information on leaving a legacy gift to the Ecomuseum Zoo, please contact us at 514 457-9449, ext. 111


A carefully crafted will can put your mind at peace while ensuring your estate will benefit from significant tax advantages. Having seen to the well-being of those nearest and dearest to you, you can also designate the Ecomuseum zoo as a beneficiary in your will. This is a simple way of sharing part, all, or the residual balance of your estate.

“I have decided to name the Ecomuseum zoo in my will because I know my donation will have a significant impact even after I’m gone. I believe in the Ecomuseum zoo’s mission and work. Making the decision was simple for me.” – Anonymous Donor.

The Ecomuseum Zoo is happy to provide you with sample bequest wording to help you plan your will.

We all know that small steps can lead to big change.  A bequest is a simple and small gesture that can provide a great impact and allow the Ecomuseum Zoo to fully pursue its mission.


Many people discover that life insurance provides an affordable way to make a significant gift to the Ecomuseum Zoo. By giving through a life insurance you can:

  • make a substantial charitable donation for a comparatively small premium;
  • become a major benefactor right now, rather than waiting years to make your gift from accumulated assets;
  • gain tax benefits and guarantee the value of your gift will not be reduced by taxes, probate or administrative costs;
  • keep your gift private and confidential;
  • choose to endow your gift in perpetuity through a named endowment fund;

We encourage you to read this document for additional information on the various life insurance donation options. Each offers interesting tax advantages. It will be our pleasure to explain in greater details the positive impact this donation option could have on the Ecomuseum Zoo’s mission. 


Have you recently lost a loved one? Would you like to honour someone dear to you?

If you know that a special someone felt the Ecomuseum Zoo’s work was important, why not make a donation in their memory or in their honour to the organization they respected and valued?

What more fitting way to remember someone than by contributing to the continued education and conservation efforts of the Ecomuseum Zoo. A positive gesture of giving is a source of happiness when celebrating someone’s accomplishments. Honouring a loved one in this way will have a lasting impact at the Ecomuseum Zoo and the community.

Once your donation is received, an official charitable receipt will be mailed to you and a card will be mailed to the one(s) you wish notified.

Kindly complete this form to make a donation in honour or in memory of a loved one.