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Gift in Your Will

Gifts in Will

A gift in your will is also known as a bequest or legacy

A person’s Will is more than a legal document. A Will is a testimony to a person’s life and values – values that have emerged from a lifetime of living, learning, work and growth.  Giving consideration to a gift in your Will indicates a willingness to give real expression to the values which were important during a lifetime. An increasing number of Canadians as part of their estate planning are leaving a gift to charity in their Will.

Naming the Arthritis Society in your Will is a wonderful way to continue your support into the future. Bequests help ensure the continuation of access to arthritis education, programs and services for Canadians living with arthritis. They are also an integral part of funding research for a cure.The tax structure of our country is set up in such a way as to favour charitable giving.  There are a number of ways of leaving a gift through your Will.  Bequests can be in the form of cash, real estate, securities, tangible personal property or other assets.

Tax Benefits: A gift in your Will (also known as a bequest or legacy) gives your estate a donation receipt for the amount given and thus a tax credit to be used in your final tax return.  It can be used against 100% of income in the year of death and any excess not used may be carried back one year and used up to 100% of income in the year before death.

Charitable registration #: 10807 1671 RR0003

Please tell us about your gift

If you have left, or intend to leave, a gift in your Will to the Arthritis Society, please let us know. Download our Bequest Commitment Form [PDF].

Letting us know of your gift will help to ensure that the funds will be used in the way that you intend. We would also like to thank you personally for your future gift! Your information will be kept completely confidential.