Legacy Gifts

Wildlife Conservation Society Canada (WCS), established in Canada in 2004, has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places in Canada. We fill urgent conservation science gaps and deliver ambitious conservation results.

Including WCS Canada as a beneficiary in your Will is a wonderful way to help us continue to achieve our mission to protect wildlife and wild places while meeting your own personal, financial-planning, and philanthropic goals. 

Think back to your first swim in a cold lake, or the first time you saw a deer in the woods? 

We all have a connection to nature and at WCS Canada we are working to make sure this connection and the wonder it brings to each of us is not lost forever. Choosing to remember WCS Canada with a gift in your Will is the perfect way to let your care and compassion for nature continue in years to come. Even a gift of 5% will make a real difference to nature and wildlife in Canada and worldwide.
 

How your legacy gift will help

A gift in your Will provides WCS Canada with essential support for our conservation priorities such as protecting endangered wildlife and their habitats—forests, valleys, rivers and lakes — for years to come.

 

How your legacy gift will help Wildlife and wild places

Here are many ways to remember WCS Canada in your Will. It doesn’t have to be a large amount—every dollar makes a difference.

You can leave WCS Canada a Residual Gift -expressed as a percentage of what is left of your estate or assets after other gifts (and debts) have been paid. It’s not too late, even if you already have a Will, you can add a residual beneficiary without affecting the gifts you leave others.
You can leave a fixed sum of money - a Specific Gift - a stated sum of money or a particular item, which can be sold to support our conservation work. It could also be property or an item of value, such as a painting or jewellery. 

You may also name WCS as a Conditional Beneficiary in your Will, indicating that the gift will occur only in the event that an already named beneficiary predeceases you.

All that’s needed to leave a legacy gift is a few sentences. Here is some information that may be helpful:

Our legal name is Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada
Our charitable registration number is BN 85425S 5882 R0001
Our address is 344 Bloor Street W, Suite 204, Toronto, ON M5S 3A7
Our suggested wording for a residual gift: "To pay WCS Canada the residue (or share of the residue) of my estate for such use and purpose as the Board of Directors may determine in their absolute discretion."
Our suggested wording for a specific gift: "To pay WCS Canada the sum of $___ for such use and purpose as the Board of Directors may determine in their absolute discretion."

If you have questions about what type of gift will work best for you, please contact me. I am happy to work with you and your family to help you meet your goals.

If you have chosen to include Wildlife Conservation Society Canada in your Will, please let me know. I would love the opportunity to thank you. Contact Biz Agnew at 416-850-9038 ext 25

Photo credits: Banner | Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

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Address: Suite 204, 344 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3A7 | 416-850-9038