Smart, Flexible Philanthropy

Our mission is to serve as a neutral channel or “bridge” to flow funds to registered Canadian charities and qualified donees and to facilitate
planning of significant philanthropic gifts.




Aqueduct Foundation is a charitable public foundation registered with the Canada Revenue Agency.

Aqueduct Foundation exclusively offers “donor advised funds”, which are charitable giving accounts normally established by individual donors or families. The donors or their designated successors are able to choose the charities their fund supports. Aqueduct is unusual among Canadian charitable foundations in enabling gifts of both income and capital. A fund may have a short-term, transitional purpose, or be structured as a perpetual endowment.

Established in 2006, Aqueduct Foundation has become a leader in the charitable sector for providing smart, flexible philanthropic planning solutions to the engaged donor. Aqueduct Foundation is managed and supported by Scotia Private Client Group. + Learn more about us here



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