A gift in your Will can help make the world kinder for animals far into the future. Many animal lovers like you have found that leaving a legacy gift to World Animal Protection has been the most caring thing they could do for animals. Individuals who give a gift through their will are part of a very special group of Canadians who have stepped forward to be a “guardian” to protect animals. As a World Animal Guardian, you can be sure your gift will help animals for future generations.
Ways you can leave a gift in your Will:
Leave a specific dollar amount
A residual bequest ‒ a share of the remainder of your estate after all other needs have been met
A contingent bequest ‒ a share of your estate after your other beneficiaries have passed on
It doesn’t cost you anything as it is made from your assets not your current income.
Reduce taxes on your estate
Provide for the financial needs of your family while helping to move the world to end animal cruelty
For professional advisors
Our legal name is World Society for the Protection of Animals operating as World Animal Protection. Our Canadian Charitable Registration number is 12971 9076 RR0001.
World Animal Protection
960-90 Eglinton Avenue East
Toronto, ON M4P 2Y3
How do I make a Will during COVID-19?
Before Covid-19, two witnesses had to be physically in the presence of the Testator (the person making the Will) when a typed Will is signed. But now with new Emergency Orders, issued by provinces of Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta now confirms that the “presence” may be by “audio-visual communication technology”. 1 of the 2 witnesses must be a licensee of the Law Society (a lawyer or a para-legal).
This is not the case for all provinces across Canada so we suggest calling your lawyer to see what the current legal requirements are and the steps they have in place to facilitate creating and signing a Will.
Your lawyer may send you a questionnaire to complete, speak to you by phone or over a platform like Zoom, Webex, or Skype, to verify your identity for legal purposes and then draft your will.
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Fill out our form to receive your free information package for easy and meaningful giving. The legacy package contains information on how to leave a gift in your Will, along with other giving options for you to choose from.
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*We strongly recommend that you discuss this with the professional services of a lawyer, accountant or financial advisor to ensure that your financial goals are considered, your tax situation reviewed, and your planned gift tailored to best fit your circumstances.