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planned and leadership giving

Gifts in wills and estates

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Making your gift

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. Your estate receives a charitable tax receipt that can decrease (or even eliminate) estate taxes. As you consider making a planned gift, you may wish to begin by having a conversation with your family and talk with your lawyer about creating or updating your will. And we are here to help.

For more information including sample bequest wording, or our charitable registration information, please see below.

And don’t forget to tell us if you have made a planned gift to the Canadian Cancer Society. We would enjoy the opportunity to thank you. We will respect your privacy and confidentiality.

Sample wording:  
“I direct my trustees to deliver, pay or transfer $, % (or name of asset) to the Canadian Cancer Society (Charitable Registration Number: 11882 9803 RR0001) for the purpose of supporting its highest priority needs."

Full legal name: Canadian Cancer Society 
55 St. Clair Ave. W, Suite 500, Toronto, ON M4V 2Y7  
Charitable Registration Number: 11882 9803 RR0001

Contact us

For more information please contact:

Kelly Sodtka, Director, Estate & Gift Planning
604-313-6544 | Kelly.sodtka@cancer.ca

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.