Planned Giving

Henriette Bonde-Hansen in The Journey to Rheims. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2002

Planned giving is making the decision today to provide for the COC’s future.

From creating a trust while you are living to including the COC in your will—a planned gift allows you to make a significant statement of support, often unlocking greater income while securing significant tax benefits.

These can include gifts of bequests, retirement funds, stocks and securities, gifts-in-kind, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, gifts of residual interest and life insurance.

The Encore Legacy Program

Donors who contribute through a planned gift or make a provision for the COC in their estate plans secure membership into the Encore Legacy of the COC.

Members of the Encore Legacy will receive lifetime acknowledgement in all performance programs and the souvenir book, as well as an invitation to attend a special Encore Legacy event each year.

Contact Us

There are many different ways to setup and direct planned gifts. To start a conversation about your philanthropic goals, please contact Janet Stubbs, Foundation Development at 416-306-2327 or

Henriette Bonde-Hansen in The Journey to Rheims. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2002


Why We Need Your Support
Donations ensure that the COC continues to remain at the forefront of Canadian culture. Your support today is the beginning of another 60 seasons of artistic excellence.
Your Gift in Action
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