Get Involved

One way to support OLTA’s commitment to advancing Ontario’s land trust movement is to become a donor. The most impactful way to donate is to join OLTA’s Conservation Circle and become a monthly donor. You decide the monthly contribution amount and your credit card will be charged that amount on a monthly schedule. You can choose to cancel your monthly giving at any time. Join OLTA’s Conservation Circle now!


“When I started in the land trust movement a decade ago the training and networking opportunities OLTA provided were absolutely critical to my personal success. They still are. I know how important consistent funding is to an operation like this and I see OLTA as the water that will float all boats in the land trust movement. So I became a monthly giver to help out a little. It’s an easy way to touch every land trust in Ontario, and once it’s set up, you don’t have to do anything to maintain it. I like easy.”

Mark Bisset, Executive Director, Couchiching Conservancy.



Leave a Legacy

Gifts in a will, or bequests, are the most popular type of legacy gift. Bequests are easily set up with the help of your lawyer, and you can change your mind at any time and amend or revoke the gift. Leaving a gift in your will also reduces the taxes payable on your estate as your estate will receive a charitable tax receipt for the gift.

Second to wills, life insurance is another popular legacy giving option for Canadians. There are two ways to give a gift of life insurance: You can make OLTA the owner and beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy or,
you can name OLTA as a beneficiary of a new or existing policy. Your financial planner can advise you on which option is best for you.

To discuss these or other legacy options available to you, please contact Alison Howson at 416-588-6582.

If you have already created a legacy gift and you wish to let us know about your gift, please take a moment to fill out our Statement of Intent form. Any information you provide will remain strictly confidential.

Tribute and In-Memoriam Gifts

A donation to OLTA is a special way to celebrate a milestone such as a birthday, wedding or graduation; to say thank you to someone special; or to honour someone in a meaningful way. It is also a way to commemorate the life of a dear friend or family member while helping to create a lasting nature legacy. When you make a tribute gift, we will send a personalized card to your honouree or the next-of-kin to acknowledge your thoughtfulness.

Tribute gifts may be made by completing our Tribute Gift donor form (pdf) and sending it, along with payment, to OLTA at the address noted. Or, you can donate securely online through CanadaHelps and select the appropriate dedication option.

Workplace Giving

Many companies offer programs to match donations made by their employees to eligible charities. If you would like to double your gift, contact the Human Resources department where you work to determine if your gift to OLTA is able to be matched or to have OLTA added to your company’s list of eligible recipients. If your company does not currently offer a matching gift program, please ask to have one established!

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Another way to get involved with OLTA is to become a volunteer. Whether you’re looking for a long-term commitment or a shorter-term project-based opportunity, we want to hear from you. Visit our volunteer page for more details.