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What you need to know if you wish to leave a gift to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada in your Will.

Legal name:
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

Charitable registration number:
11883 1486 RR 0001

Full mailing address:
600-60 St. Clair Ave. E. Toronto, ON M4T 1N5

Sample wording for a residual gift in your will:

“I give to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada currently of 600-60 St. Clair Ave. E, M4T 1N5, all (or ______%) of the residue of my estate, to be used at the discretion of the organization.”

Sample wording for a specific gift in your will:

“I give to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada currently of 600-60 St. Clair Ave. E, M4T 1N5, the sum of $______ to be used at the discretion of the organization.”

Making changes to a will by means of a codicil

To avoid the expense of having a new Will drawn up, minor alterations can be made to an existing will by means of a codicil. A codicil is an amending document that changes or deletes an existing provision, or adds an entirely new one. Codicils are signed and witnessed in the same way wills are, and are kept with the will. If your changes are major, then you should seek professional advice to determine whether you should have a new will drawn up.

Sample Codicil to a Will

[Date of Codicil]
[Location]

This is a codicil to the Last Will and Testament of [Name], of [Address], to my will dated [Date of Will].

I leave to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada currently of 600-60 St. Clair Ave. E, M4T 1N5. [Details of gift: specify whether sum of money, percentage, residual or contingency].

I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer for the time being, or other designated officer of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, be sufficient discharge for my trustees for the payment of said bequest.

All other terms in my will remain the same.

[Your signature]
[Signatures of two witnesses: neither they nor their spouses can take benefit from the will]

Disclaimer

The Legacy Giving information on this website is provided for general information purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice and assistance from your lawyer, financial advisor, or tax consultant. We recommend that you discuss your plans with your lawyer and/or financial advisor before proceeding with a legacy gift.

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  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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