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Planned and leadership giving

Estate and gift planning

Trust your legacy to the Canadian Cancer Society

Planning your gift

Remembering the Canadian Cancer Society with a planned gift is a way of giving that is thoughtful, generous and supports the mission of creating a world where no Canadian fears cancer. By making a planned gift today you are part of a growing community that improves and saves lives for the nearly half of Canadians expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. 

For more information please contact:
Kelly Sodtka, Director, Estate and Gift Planning
604-313-6544 | kelly.sodtka@cancer.ca

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Gifts in wills and estates

Making a gift in your will is simple and you still retain control of your assets. You can bequeath cash, securities, property or even a percentage of your estate.
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receive a charitable tax receipt for your donation

Gifts of securities

By supporting the Canadian Cancer Society with a gift of securities, you eliminate the capital gains tax that you would have paid if you sold the securities and donated the proceeds. Securities can include stocks, mutual funds, and employee stock options.
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Gift of life insurance

A gift of life insurance can be a powerful legacy. You can donate a new policy or transfer an existing policy. You can choose to designate the Canadian Cancer Society as the owner and beneficiary or name us as the beneficiary of your policy and retain ownership. As there are a variety of options when considering a gift of life insurance, there are also charitable tax benefits associated with each type. If you are considering a gift of life insurance, contact your insurance broker and the Canadian Cancer Society to have your questions answered.

Gifts of RRSPs/RRIFs

You can name the Canadian Cancer Society as the beneficiary of any RRSP, RRIF or TFSA accounts that you have. Simply visit the institution holding these investments and ask them for a change of beneficiary form, where you can insert Canadian Cancer Society as a beneficiary of all or a portion of the RRSP or RRIF. A charitable tax receipt will help to offset tax liability and this gift will not be subject to probate fees.

Gifts of property trusts and annuities

You can donate real estate, works of art, jewelry or other property to the Canadian Cancer Society. Please note, prior to accepting one of these gifts and issuing a charitable tax receipt, we will require a professional appraisal. There are also ways to make a gift of property to a charity and retain the right to use the property during your lifetime.

What we do

At the Canadian Cancer Society, we are committed to improving and saving lives. That’s why we are always looking for new ways to prevent cancer, find it early and treat it more successfully. It’s why we’re always ready to give people with cancer the help and support they need to lead more fulfilling lives. We set ourselves apart from other cancer charities by taking a comprehensive approach against cancer. We are also the only national charity that supports all Canadians living with all cancers across the country.


This material is intended to provide general information and should not be construed as legal or other advice without first consulting with your legal and/or financial advisor.