Gift in your Will

I would urge anyone to think about putting something in their will...that really is meaningful to you in terms of a cause. - Listen to Caroline’s story.

I left a bequest in my Will to ensure that progress toward better treatments and a cure will continue. I'm so hopeful that a breakthrough will come." - Pauline, legacy donor

The Alzheimer Society of Canada works nationwide to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by dementia and advance the search for the cause and cure. We are proud to have invested over $50 million to date in the groundbreaking work of some of the world’s top dementia researchers. Their discoveries are making life better for people affected by dementia – and bringing us closer to eliminating this disease for good.

The brain is the most complex organ in the human body; and while we’re putting new pieces together every day, a puzzle of this magnitude takes time to complete. Until then, our researchers need continued support for their projects. And that's where you can make a difference – by leaving a gift to the Alzheimer Society of Canada in your Will.

Benefits of leaving a charitable bequest

A gift in your Will has many practical benefits that allow you to meet your own, unique financial needs as well as your philanthropic objectives:

  • It’s simple: Leaving a gift in your Will is easy to arrange.
  • It’s flexible: A gift in your Will can be made no matter how old you are or how much you have to give.
  • It has tax advantages: A gift in your Will is a highly effective way to reduce taxes on your estate after death.
  • It has a lasting impact: Leaving a charitable gift in your Will gives you the satisfaction that the areas you felt strongly about in your lifetime will continue to receive support, even after you’re gone.
  • It’s personalized: You can make a general gift, or choose to designate it to a specific program such as research, education, awareness, or caregiver support.

How to leave a gift in your Will

For help in preparing your gift, please consult your legal advisor and/or financial planner. Bring the following information to your appointment:

Legal Name: Alzheimer Society of Canada

Charitable Registration Number: 11878 4925 RR0001

Contact: Dana Lecours, Office of Gift Planning, Alzheimer Society of Canada | 416-847-2951 | 1-800-616-8816 | [email protected]


Other ways to leave a charitable gift

  • Life insurance
  • Charitable trusts
  • RRSPs and RRIFs
  • Securities and mutual funds
  • Charitable annuities
  • Named funds

There are many different ways to make a charitable gift—our Office of Gift Planning can help you plan a contribution that meets your financial and personal needs.

Estate planning resources

Alzheimer Society Will planning checklist

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Last Updated: 05/21/2020