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The Diocese of Ontario Stewardship and Congregational Development Committee is hosting a webinar on wills, funerals, and legacy planning on Thursday October 29, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM online via Zoom at the following link: The meeting ID number is: 898 7757 0660.

Please note, you will be placed in a waiting room until the host lets you in; because of this, please try to log in a few minutes before the start time. You can also join by phone using one of the following phone numbers and the Meeting ID number:

+1 778 907 2071, +1 204 272 7920, +1 438 809 7799, +1 587 328 1099, +1 647 374 4685, +1 647 558 0588.

With thanks for material from Martha Asselin (M&M Consulting), The Rev. Lynn Mitchell, and The Ven. Wayne Varley.

The webinar will cover the following topics:


  • Importance of having and updating a will
  • Advanced care plans
  • Appointment of an executor


  • Pre-arrangements (through funeral home or equivalent provider)
  • Pre-planning the service (readings, hymns, speakers, memorial gifts)
  • Planning resources

Legacy or Gift Planning

  • Do the gifts in your will reflect your current charitable givings?
  • Tax benefits of bequests
  • Gifts other than cash: securities, life insurance, real estate
  • Making gifts to parish or anglican foundations

If there are other topics you would like addressed, please contact The Rev. Trish Miller at or 613-640-0728 prior to October 27.