Kids trekking through forest (Photo by Shutterstock)

Kids trekking through forest (Photo by Shutterstock)

Gift in your Will

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.

Click here to download some sample bequest language for your Will

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 notify us of your gift please fill out this confidential form or contact Jackie Mersereau, Senior Development Officer, Planned Giving at  planned.giving@natureconservancy.ca.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is proud to partner with Will Power. Over 500 charities, financial advisors and lawyers from across Canada have come together to educate Canadians on the importance of having a legal will and how they can leave a legacy to a cause they care about and provide for the ones they love. Click here to visit NCC’s page and learn more.

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 planned.giving@natureconservancy.ca or 1-877-231-3552 ext. 2

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