Donating Ecologically Sensitive Land

ecologically sensitive land

Did you know that you can donate land in exchange for a significant tax break?

In 1995, the federal government implemented The Canadian Ecological Gifts Program (the “Program”). The Program allows individuals and corporations to donate ecologically sensitive land or an eligible interest or right in land such as a conservation easement, covenant or real servitude in exchange for a tax break, provided certain requirements are met.

According to the federal Ministry of Environment and Climate Change’s website, between 1995 and March 31 2016, 1227 ecological gifts valued at over $770 million have been donated across Canada, protecting over 175,000 hectares of wildlife habitat.

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