Wills & Charitable Bequests

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A bequest is simply a financial gift made through your will, essentially a line item with a designated amount of money. Bequests are the most common legacy gift made by Canadians. 


Remembering Crohn’s and Colitis Canada in your will is an act that is generous, powerful, and surprisingly simple. It allows you to leave a larger gift than would be possible during your lifetime, while still retaining control of your assets. 
 
Leaving a gift to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada in your will is simple. Talk it over with your family and loved ones, then speak to your lawyer about drafting or revisiting your will, or adding a codicil. You can also fill out our Planned Gift Info Request Form and submit it online for more information. 

Be sure to inform us of your bequest and your wishes. It will give us the opportunity to thank you and, more importantly, to discuss what you hope your gift will help to accomplish. Of course, we will respect your privacy and confidentiality. Every gift in every will makes a difference.

What are my next steps? 

  1. Contact your lawyer. Your lawyer will help you with key information and details. 
  2. Discuss your decision with your loved ones, and be sure they know how to contact your lawyer and where you keep a copy of your Will. 
  3. Contact Crohn’s and Colitis Canada to notify us of your gift because it helps us to better plan for investments in leading medical research projects. 

What information will my lawyer need? 

Legal Name: Crohn’s and Colitis Canada 
Registered Charitable Number: 11883 1486 RR0001 
Address:  600-60 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto, ON, M4T 1N5 
Telephone: 1-800-387-1479 

For more information, email mylegacy@crohnsandcolitis.ca

Resources

Bequest notification form
Sample bequest wording
 

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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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