Legacy Giving Q & A

You may have some questions about leaving a legacy gift. Here are some common questions, along with answers to help you.

What happens if I don’t make a Will? Does it all go to the government?

Without a Will, decisions about your estate will be made according to the law.  This means some or all of the people and or organizations you care about may not be included in the distribution of your assets.  When you have an up-to-date Will, you’re in control of your affairs.  There will be no uncertainty about what will happen to your estate.

I want to take care of my children and grandchildren, how do I leave a gift to charity?

Many supporters come to realize that they have enough in their estate to take care of their family members and to allocate a portion to the causes and charities that are most important to them.  Making a gift in your Will to a Charity is a personal choice, our purpose here is to offer you giving options to consider.

Is leaving a Gift in my Will complicated?

Remembering a charity in your will is an act that is generous, powerful and surprisingly simple.  When meeting with your Lawyer to either draft or revise your Will, have the conversation about adding a charity to receive an amount or a percentage of your estate.  Every gift in every will makes a difference.

I need to be wealthy to leave a gift in my Will

The majority of charitable gifts in Wills are left by Canadians of average means.  You may be surprised to find that when all your assets are realized, you too will have enough for both your loved ones and your selected charities.