Leaving A Gift In Your Will

Thank you considering a planned gift to ensure that the work to make a more humane Canada continues. Below you will find information that will help you create a gift to Humane Canada in your will.

Our Legal Name: The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies

Trade Name: Humane Canada

Office of Record: 102-30 Concourse Gate, Ottawa ON, K2E 7V7

Telephone: (613) 224-8072

Contact Person: Elizabeth Wheeler, Coordinator: Resource Development & Events

The following clauses are intended to help professionals acting for clients who wish to make gifts to the Federation through a will. The Foundation respectfully requests that lawyers and their clients be mindful of the need for flexibility when drafting a bequest.   

The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) suggests the following text be inserted into your will to ensure your lasting gift is attributed properly to the CFHS:

Suggested Clauses for Gifts 

a.I give to the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS), the rest, residue and remainder (or ___% of the rest, residue and remainder) of my estate to be used for the general purposes of the CFHS.

b. I give to the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS), the sum of ________ dollar to be used for the general purposes of the CFHS.

c. I give to the Canadian Federation of Humane Society (CFHS) the following to be used for the general purposes of the CFHS.

– XXX shares of ABC Co. 

– The property located at 123 Main Street, My town, or the artwork titled “   ”  

If my bequest is deemed to be not appropriate for the Foundation, I authorize my executer/trustee to sell the asset at auction or have it disposed of in like manner, and the money realized gifted to the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) for the above purpose. The receipt of its President, CEO, Chairperson or other proper officer shall fully discharge my trustee. 

Bequest for a specific purpose 

If you would like to leave a bequest that would go to work in a specific area of our work we ask that you speak with us before hand to ensure the ability of CFHS to put your gift to work in  that area.

The following clause would be suggested after we have discussed the program or area of work that you wish to donate to;

I give to the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies, at Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the sum of $___________________ for the following specific purpose: (e.g. work to improve the lives of Farm Animals within Canada, the promotion of responsible pet ownership] The receipt of its President, CEO or Chairperson or other proper officer shall fully discharge my trustee.    

To print a copy of our legacy giving form click here.

If you have any questions about leaving a gift to Humane Canada in your will please contact Elizabeth Wheeler, Coordinator: Resource Development & Events by email at elizabeth@humanecanada.ca or by phone at 1-888-678-2347 ext. 23