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:

Ed Finn, Editor Emeritus, The CCPA Monitor

"Our participation in the most crucial and momentous crusade of modern times – the struggle for social and economic justice and a sustainable environment – does not need to end with our inevitable demise.  

Arranging a legacy gift to benefit the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives enabled me to extend my support and maximize my lifetime contribution to this all-important campaign.

The CCPA is the most progressive and productive research agency in Canada. It provides people with the knowledge and motivation they need to confront the challenges of inequality, insecurity, and ecological degradation.

More importantly, the CCPA’s overriding mandate is to help create a viable and equitable future for the generations to come. Thus a legacy gift to the CCPA also constitutes a precious gift to our children and grandchildren.

I hope you will join me in pursuing the fight for a better world from beyond the grave."

Jim Stanford, CCPA Research Associate and past Board Member

“I have recently amended my will to direct a significant portion of my estate to supporting the CCPA’s continuing work. Expressing my future gift today demonstrates my strong, long-term commitment to the Centre; and makes my wishes clear in the event of unexpected illness or accident. Canada is one of the few countries where progressive activists are supported by an organization with the CCPA’s effectiveness and reach, which is why I have taken my support one step further with this gift in my will. I encourage you to do the same!”