A Gift in Your Will (and other legacy options)

To help create a just and sustainable future for generations to come, consider arranging a legacy gift to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

A legacy gift is a gift you plan now that will benefit the CCPA in the future—the most common is a gift in your will. Legacy gifts are not just for the wealthy or the elderly. Legacy gifts are an incredible way to boost your capacity to support charities of choice because they allow you to potentially contribute more than at any other time in your life.

The two most popular legacy options are setting up a gift in your will (a bequest) and life insurance. Legacy gifts can be in any amount and can also take the form of real estate, appreciated securities, retirement plans, art or trusts. 

When arranging a gift to the CCPA in your will, the most important thing is to use our proper legal name and charitable registration number. Once you are ready to move ahead with updating your Will, we would be happy to work with you around how you would like your legacy gift to benefit the CCPA. 

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Please let us know if you have already arranged a legacy gift or if you would like to learn more about this opportunity to maximize your support of the CCPA.

Katie Loftus, Development Officer (National Office) would be happy to answer your questions or assist you with your gift planning. She can be reached at 613-563-1341 ext. 318, toll-free at 1-844-563-1341, or [email protected].

CCPA Visionaries

People who have made economic, social, and environmental justice a part of their personal vision in life are demonstrating leadership by stepping forward and making a deeply meaningful gift to the CCPA in their estate plans. These generous people become part of a very special group called the CCPA Visionaries. 

We hope that you too, will consider joining the CCPA Visionaries by arranging a legacy gift and if you have already done so, please let us know so that we can express our gratitude for your thoughtfulness and generosity. Who knows, you might even inspire someone else to do the same! If you would like your legacy gift to remain anonymous, please let us know and we’ll be happy to respect your wishes.

Meet some of our CCPA Visionaries:

Erika Shaker, Director, CCPA National

"I’ve spent almost half of my life—23 years— helping the CCPA, an organization I love, grow and flourish. And because I know first-hand the deep connection between that work and the support of our donors, I also recently decided to make a legacy gift to the CCPA. It’s a way I can help ensure the continuation of our important work, advocating for a fairer and more sustainable future, for all of us. I see this as a gift to my kids and future generations. And it’s something I’m proud to do."

Bruce Campbell, Former Executive Director of the CCPA

"The CCPA has been a pillar of Canadian democracy these last four decades. Its work has played an indispensable role in shaping public policy on vital issues from social/economic equality to climate change. CCPA has been an essential counterweight to business-funded think tanks, challenging economic orthodoxy and the powerful vested interests that lie behind it. Like I have done, I urge you to include the CCPA in your will. Together our legacy gifts will ensure that the CCPA continues to be a prominent voice in our shared desire to make a better world long after ‘we have shuffled off this mortal coil.’”