Kids trekking through forest (Photo by Shutterstock)

Kids trekking through forest (Photo by Shutterstock)

Gift in your Will

As of September 1, 2021 the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is partnering with the Will Power campaign, an initiative that is bringing together more than 400 charities, financial advisors and lawyers from across Canada to educate Canadians on how they can leave a legacy to a cause they care about and take care of the ones they love through a gift in their Will.

Click here to visit the NCC’s Will Power charity page and learn more about leaving a Legacy.

The Will is the real centerpiece of all estate planning and it is crucial that you have a legally valid one to ensure that your assets will be distributed according to your exact wishes. Gifts in a Will truly reflect your values and beliefs.

Maymont 5 property, SK (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Maymont 5 property, SK (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Benefits to leaving a gift in your Will

  • You have the use of your assets during your lifetime.
  • A bequest is a tax-effective way to leave a gift as it reduces your final estate taxes allowing you to leave a gift to conserve nature.
  • You may change your Will at any time.

If you already have a Will. You do not need it to include a bequest. Ask your legal advisor about the simple process of adding a codicil to your Will.

Have you already included a gift to NCC in your Will? If so we would appreciate you letting us know. Informing us of your gift provides the opportunity to properly thank you, recognize your support, and welcome you as a member of the Nature Legacy Society —a group of more than 1,500 donors who have made a future provision to NCC through the establishment of a gift in their estate plan.

If you would like to request a free booklet with more information on leaving a gift in your Will to the Nature Conservancy of Canada please send us an email at

The information provided on these pages is general in nature and not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. NCC strongly suggests that before making any decision concerning your estate and your charitable donations, you seek advice from your lawyer and financial advisor.

Our team is happy to answer questions for you and your advisors. Please contact us at or 1-877-231-3552 ext. 2

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