Donations from people like you directly improve the wellbeing and happiness of the people we are privileged to care for. Your donations help us provide enhanced programs and services, so all who come through our doors can live as fully as possible, with joy and purpose.
Why give to Broadmead Care?
Our goal is to create a homelike environment for people and their families, with experiences and activities that honour their life history, support their strengths and challenges, and maintain their dignity. Your donations help us purchase equipment and fund programs for residents and clients that help them enjoy a sense of belonging, respect, and acceptance, and that helps provide opportunities for all to live life as fully as possible.
How to Donate
You can direct your donation to any of our Care Homes – Beckley Farm Lodge, Harriet House, Nigel House, Rest Haven Lodge, Veterans Health Centre, or Veterans Memorial Lodge – and please let us know if you would like it allocated to a specific program or fundraising campaign, such as renovations, gym equipment, or staff education, or for our Feels Like Home or Nigel House campaigns. Whichever way you choose to help, your gift will be greatly appreciated and recognized according to your wishes.
Thank you. Your generosity allows us to do so much more, and we are deeply grateful for your contribution.
- Donate Online
- Mail in or drop off your completed Donation Form.
- Phone (250) 658-3274 or (250) 658-0311 to make your donation.
Making a monthly donation is an easy way to provide ongoing support for residents and clients. The donation amount of your choice is charged to your credit card or debited from your bank account on either the 1st or 15th of every month. You can stop your donation at any time.
Memorial Tribute Gifts
Memorial and tribute donations are a way to thank staff for the care provided to loved ones. Your donation helps purchase equipment or funds renovations that enhance the lives of those who live with us, and also make work easier for our staff. They also can be directed to any of our programs, such as Music and Memories, creative arts, or spiritual care. At your request, we will notify the next-of-kin that you have remembered their loved one – your donation amount is not shared. With the permission of the next-of-kin, the name of the person in whose memory you have made your donation will be recorded in the memorial section of our Donor Recognition Book located in the main lobby at Veterans Memorial Lodge.
Gifts of Stock & Securities
Donating gifts of appreciated publicly listed securities such as stocks, bonds, or mutual fund units is a simple and tax-effective way of giving. The capital gains on appreciated securities are exempt from tax when securities are donated ‘as is’ to Broadmead Care. (If you sell appreciated securities, 50 percent of the capital gain is taxable.) Additionally, you get a tax receipt for the fair market value of the securities at the closing price on the day they are received into Broadmead Care’s brokerage account.
Donating stock is easy. Simply instruct your broker to transfer the shares ‘as is’ directly to the Broadmead Care brokerage account. This can be done as an electronic transfer or in the form of a share certificate in your name delivered to Broadmead Care. We will work with your advisor to ensure the transfer goes well and will deliver your tax receipt to you.
If you are considering donating securities to Broadmead Care, download and complete this form. For more information please call Mandy Parker, VP Philanthropy & Communication, at (250) 658-3226 or email Mandy.Parker@broadmeadcare.com. Thank you!
The information on this page is not legal or financial advice. Broadmead Care encourages donors to contact their professional advisors when considering a gift of publicly listed securities.
Gifts in Your Will
A charitable bequest is a donation that you specify in your Will. Your bequest to Broadmead Care is a magnanimous gesture of kindness and generosity that will greatly enhance care for veterans, seniors, and adults with physical disabilities.
To include Broadmead Care in your Will, work with your lawyer or notary to create a new Will or to add a codicil to your existing Will.
Download your free Legacy Giving brochure.
Grateful Family Program
Families and residents often ask us how they can say ‘thank you’ for the outstanding compassion and care provided at Broadmead Care. Some express their appreciation with a hug, handshake or a note, but feel they want to do something more.
The Grateful Family Program is a meaningful way for you to show thanks through a gift, to honour a particular staff member, volunteer, or department as a whole who made a difference for you, and to celebrate the care received.
Make a donation to the Grateful Family Program .
Read more about the Grateful Family Program.
We need your help to build communities where people of all ages and abilities can experience wellbeing and happiness. Your gift today supports those who call Broadmead Care home by helping provide a familiar, comfortable, caring environment that feels like home – their home.
Feels Like Home Renovation Project – $400,000
Picture this – a long term care complex that feels like home, with vibrant common areas, spaces where young and old connect and build friendships, and where people feel a sense of purpose. Our aging care homes, including Beckley Farm Lodge, Rest Haven Lodge and Veterans Memorial Lodge, are in great need of modernization, and we want to bring areas to life – to transform living spaces into places that feel as much like home as possible, and that are warm and welcoming. This change means removing fabric wainscoting, patching gouges made by wheelchairs, upgrading handrails, refreshing paint on the walls, and replacing lighting, flooring, and window coverings. For as little as $50 a month, you can help loved ones feel at home. The first $30,000 donated will be matched by the JAYMAC Fund at the Victoria Foundation!
Universal Slings – $130,000
Slings are used for many different tasks — mainly for lifting and transferring a person from their bed to their wheelchair. The right sling ensures comfort and safety for the user, and the proper working position for the care provider. This is an important part of day-to-day care that provides optimum comfort and safety for all. $25 a month will help give staff the equipment they need to safely care for people.
Tub Chairs – $28,000
A tub chair enables a single caregiver to collect a resident from their bedside or wheelchair, and transfer them directly in and out of the bathtub. The resident remains securely seated as they are moved, thus reducing the risk of injury. Tub chairs at Veterans Memorial Lodge are reaching the end of their lives, and need replacing. Your gift of $10 a month will help us provide safety and dignity for the people who live and work with us. The first $14,000 donated will be matched by the JAYMAC Fund at the Victoria Foundation!
New Home for Nigel House – $722,000
Your donation of $100 monthly will help the New Home for Nigel House campaign fund the balance of its goal. The community has been generous, and with your help, together we could raise the balance of $722,000 to provide a new home for adults with disabilities (41 beds), affordable housing (37 units), and assisted living spaces (10 units).
Rest Haven Lodge Renovations – $600,000 (estimate)
Rest Haven Lodge, located in Sidney, is home to 73 adults who require long term care. Built in 1982, the two-story building was designed to include two glass atriums, with specialized tinted glass — one on the first floor and one on the second. Thirty-eight years later, the glass atriums have begun to show their age and are starting to fail. Instead of replacing the specialized glass, a new design will see both atriums replaced with a roofline that will match the rest of the building and will include picture windows. The renovations will also include a face lift with a fresh coat of paint. Your support of $100 monthly will help us create a homelike environment for the people who live and work at Rest Haven Lodge.
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Impact of Your Donations
On a sunny afternoon in early January, Ron, who lives at Nigel House, took more steps down the hall than he’d taken in months – 45, to be exact! It was the joyful achievement of months of hard work with the Occupational Therapist and Therapy Assistant at Nigel House. Ron credits his improvement to the time he’s spent exercising on parallel bars that stand in a sunlit common room on the second floor of his home. These bars were made possible by a donation from a Nigel House family member, topped up from a legacy gift from Hugh Morton. Staff and residents say the parallel bars have made a significant difference for their day-to-day efforts, and has improved morale among the residents. We are grateful for the contributions that made it possible for Ron to take a walk down his hallway. Thank you!
About ‘The Padre’
Cathy is Broadmead Care’s Spiritual Care Coordinator. Entering her fifth year, she has cultivated special relationships with the people who live with us, families, and staff members alike. She provides a safe connection for residents to their past, that sometimes enables them to share experience they don’t often speak about. From the ‘water drop’ memories posted in a staff area, to ‘Blue Christmas Events’, from weekly worship services and monthly memorials at Veterans Memorial Lodge to her visits at Nigel House and Harriet House, Cathy’s gentle presence is felt throughout Broadmead Care. Your donations make it possible for ‘the Padre’, as she’s affectionately known, to be available for spiritual care.
It Feels Like Home
Picture this: a residential care complex that feels like home, with vibrant common areas, spaces where young and old connect and build friendships, and where people feel a sense of purpose in life. We’ve begun creating environments that support our purpose to build communities where love, life, and living matter. We’re transforming living spaces into places that feel as much like home as possible, and that are warm and welcoming. Our Feels Like Home project is funded in part through our Annual Broadmead Care Charity Golf Tournament, presented by CIBC Private Wealth Management and Wood Gundy – and by donations from people like you. Diana, whose mother, Dottie, lives at Veterans Memorial Lodge, says it is critically important to ‘feel like home’. “This is now Mum’s home, and the more things that feel familiar, the better!” Thank you for helping us create a beautiful home for the people who live with us.
Just as “Every Moment Matters” at Broadmead Care, so, too, “Every Donation Matters!” All donations – small or large – are welcomed and appreciated.
Every donation is acknowledged with a thank you letter accompanying your tax receipt. Unless you wish to remain anonymous, your name will be published in the Donor Recognition Book located in the lobby of Beckley Farm Lodge, Rest Haven Lodge, and Veterans Memorial Lodge. Donors receive a complimentary subscription to the Broadmead Care newsletter, Moments.
Donors whose cumulative gifts total $5,000 or more are recognized on the Donor Recognition Wall in the lobby of Veterans Memorial Lodge.
And of course every donor is rewarded with the knowledge that they have done something to make the lives of those who need some help a little better.
Thank you for helping make every moment matter.