Recently, we at the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) have been reaching out to our donors to better understand why you support us.
We would appreciate it if you could respond to the following questions. Your answers, along with those from other friends of CWF, will help us better serve all who wish to protect wildlife and their habitats – for today and for the future.
We will hold all answers in strict confidence and will contact you only if your answers indicate that we should. Please answer only those questions you feel comfortable answering, and return your completed survey in the enclosed postage-paid reply envelope or electronically if completing the survey online.
Was there a reason why you first donated to the Canadian Wildlife Federation? If you are comfortable sharing it, we would like to know the story behind your reason.
Why is protecting wildlife and their habitats important to you?
How important is it for you to know how your gifts to CWF are making a difference?
In addition to CWF, what other types of charitable organizations do you support? Please select as many as apply to you.
Canada has one of the most generous tax systems in the world when it comes to charitable giving. How important to you is the tax benefit of making a charitable gift?
Very important | Important | Not important
The challenges of the future are substantial, and CWF is planning under the guidance of a powerful strategic plan. There are steps needed to protect our environment, such as:
Charitable gifts help us to continue to conserve wildlife and their habitats and to address areas of urgent need. Which aspects of the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s work are most important to you personally? Please choose your top two.
Advocating for government action to conserve wildlife and habitat Educating Canadians about wildlife and the environment Conducting scientific research to inform government decision-making Protecting species at-risk Defending marine and freshwater habitats Developing programs to get kids and families outdoors
A growing number of Canadians are combining their charitable giving with their estate planning. Legacy gifts in people's wills have become an important source of funding for many charities, including CWF. Is charitable giving in your estate plan something you have considered?
Yes | No
Have you already arranged a Legacy Gift in your will or estate plans for CWF?
Would you like more information about creating a Legacy Gift for CWF?
Endowments are like savings accounts for the Canadian Wildlife Federation, where we spend only a portion of the interest each year. The original donation is preserved and allowed to grow. Endowments help provide financial stability.
You can name gifts for endowment funds in your name or someone else’s, and you may dedicate the income to any area of CWF’s work. Keeping this in mind, does the idea of an endowment interest you?
Would you like to know how CWF recognizes individuals or families who make or intend to make gifts to us in their will or estate plan?
After family and friends are cared for, is a charitable gift for CWF in your will or estate plan something you would seriously consider?
Would you please tell us a little about you? CWF does not rent, sell or share personal information and we promise to keep it safe.
What is your preferred method of contact?
By mail | By email | By phone
To which age cohort do you belong?
Date of birth:
Would you please update your contact information with us?
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Yes, I'd like to receive communications from the Canadian Wildlife Federation. I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time.
Is there anything else you would like to share with us today?
Thank you for your ongoing support of the Canadian Wildlife Federation.
Canadians deeply value our inspiring wildlife and its natural habitat.
You can choose to take out a new policy with the Canadian Wildlife Federation as owner and beneficiary. You must ensure that the Canadian Wildlife Federation is both the owner and the beneficiary. If not, Canada Revenue Agency states that no gift has been made and a tax receipt cannot be issued. Under this arrangement, the donor pays the premiums and CWF issues an annual tax receipt for the premiums paid. The insurance proceeds will go directly to the Canadian Wildlife Federation upon your passing.
Download Gift of Life Insurance
Mrs. Smith has a $100,000 life insurance policy for which she still pays premiums of $2,000 a year. The policy also has $5,000 built-up cash value in the policy. She irrevocably transfers it to the Canadian Wildlife Federation.
Note: tax credits vary by province and territory.