Canada is a nation with vast wilderness – soaring mountains, calm fresh water, raging rivers, sweeping forests and abundant wildlife. No matter where you live – be it in the city or the country – you can experience the outdoors and all that it has to offer through gardening, hiking, fishing, canoeing, camping, biking, birdwatching, swimming, wildlife photography and so much more.
For more than 50 years, the Canadian Wildlife Federation has been making a strong and enduring connection between Canadians and wildlife.
You may connect with nature during an early morning paddle on a peaceful lake, while watching a tiny hummingbird flit about the blossoms in your garden, or during a leisurely walk through a park on a crisp winter day.
More and more Canadians are choosing to make a tribute gift to honour a loved one or to ensure that their own memory lives on by making arrangements for a future gift that provides an important and valuable source of support for the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s programs.
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There are several ways to make a planned gift to the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Whichever method you choose, it is important to discuss your plans with your accountant or lawyer first.
For more information please contact
Jan Delman, Estate and Planned Giving Officer
firstname.lastname@example.org x 613.599.9594 extension 263
Canadian Wildlife Federation
350 Michael Cowpland Drive
Kanata, ON K2M 2W1
A bequest or specific gift through your will is easy to make. It can be done as an amendment to an existing will, or built into a newly crafted will. Bequests are convenient because they do not cost you anything during your lifetime.
Gift of Life Insurance
A gift of life insurance can be done by naming the Canadian Wildlife Federation as a beneficiary of an existing policy, or by taking out a new policy specifically to create the gift.
Gifts of Securities
Gifts of Publicly Traded Securities such as stocks, bonds, shares, income trusts offer you the advantage of making a significant gift to the Canadian Wildlife Federation and may provide tax benefits.
RRSPs and RRIFs may be giving as a legacy gift by naming the charity as the beneficiary. This allows the donor to ensure an easy transfer of funds, as well as providing a tax receipt of 100% of the RRSPs/RRIFs on the final return. It may also provide significant tax benefits.
Sample Clauses To Give To Your Lawyer And Financial Advisor
Legal Name: Canadian Wildlife Federation Inc.
Charitable Registration #
10686 8755 RR0001
These sample clauses provide general information only. Donors considering a planned gift should consult with a lawyer and financial advisor. You may also have significant benefits and tax savings for your estate by making a planned gift.
We hope that you will notify us of your plans to include the Canadian Wildlife Federation in your will in order that we may understand and fulfill your intentions. Be assured that your name and the details of your future gift will remain confidential and will not in any way be binding.
Specific Gift when you wish to leave a specific amount:
I direct my Trustees to pay or transfer the sum of $__________ to Canadian Wildlife Federation Inc. to be used for the general purposes of said charity.
Residual Gift when you wish to leave a portion of your estate:
I direct my Trustees to pay or transfer _____ per cent of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, to Canadian Wildlife Federation Inc. to be used for the general purposes of said charity.
Gift of RRSPs or RRIFs:
I direct my Trustees to pay or transfer _____ per cent of my RRSP/RRIF proceeds to Canadian Wildlife Federation Inc. to be used for the general purposes of said charity.
If at the time of my death, I am still the registered owner of (number and name of shares), I direct my Trustees to pay and transfer such shares to Canadian Wildlife Federation Inc. to be used for the general purposes of said charity.