New Way To Give In Collingwood

How insurance policies can help

It’s called 100 Ways To Celebrate 100 Years, a collaborative effort led by the Collingwood G&M Hospital Foundation to encourage local residents to support their favourite charity by donating insurance policies. As Honourary Chair, Wayne Noble launched this unique campaign by gifting an insurance policy his father Howard sold him more than fifty years ago. Wayne made both CGMHF and Hospice Georgian Triangle joint owners and beneficiaries of the policy – which is now worth over $100,000. Others, he says, can do the same. In fact, Howard Noble sold hundreds of policies over his more than 60 years in the insurance business – many to protect families against financial disaster. Wayne Noble encourages everyone to review their old insurance policies and decide if they still need that coverage. If things have changed, consider gifting that policy to a local charity as a gift. The ultimate goal of the campaign is the donation of 100 insurance policies benefitting charities that serve Southern Georgian Bay, to mark the upcoming 100th anniversary of Howard Noble’s birth and his philanthropic nature.  Interested individuals are encouraged to contact their favourite charity directly to discuss their gift, the charity’s donor recognition program and how they would like the charity to put their gift to use.  Contact information for each charity can be found at

The following charities are participating in the campaign and are able to accept gifts of life insurance:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Georgian Triangle
Breaking Down Barriers
Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation
Georgian Triangle Humane Society
Habitat for Humanity South Georgian Bay
Home Horizon
Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation
My Friends House
United Way Greater Simcoe County
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
National Ski Academy