Legacy Gifts and Bequests
BEQUESTS
Leaving a gift for the CAD-ASC in your will is an easy way of making sure the organization you wish to support will receive your gift.

The following are wording samples for your will depending on how you choose to give to the CAD-ASC.

If giving a specific cash amount: “I give $_____ to the Canadian Association of the If offering a percentage gift: “I direct my trustees to pay or transfer to the Canadian Association of the Deaf-Association des Sourds du Canada ___ % of my estate.”

Residual Gift: “After paying debts and other bequests I direct my trustees to pay or transfer to the Canadian Association of the Deaf-Association des Sourds du Canada the whole (or ____ %) of the residue of my estate.

LISTED SECURITIES
The donation of listed securities allows people to make considerable contributions to the Canadian Association of the Deaf-Association des Sourds du Canada while also receiving tax benefits.

Listed securities include stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and futures. By transferring your securities to the Canadian Association of the Deaf-Association des Sourds du Canada, without first liquidating them, donors do not have to include any portion of the resulting capital gain in their income.

To donate listed securities please contact a Canadian Association of the Deaf-Association des Sourds du Canada representative.

GIFTS OF LIFE INSURANCE
Life insurance provides an affordable alternative to liquidating assets for those wanting to support the Canadian Association of the Deaf-Association des Sourds du Canada.

By giving through life insurance you can make a donation for a comparatively small premium, gain tax benefits, make a significant gift of funds that are considered independent of your estate, and therefore cannot be challenged, and keep your gift private and confidential.

Some options for making a gift of life insurance are listed bellow.

  • Transfer ownership of an existing, fully-paid policy
  • Sign over a partially-paid policy
  • Purchase a new policy and make the Canadian Association of the Deaf the owner
  • Make the Canadian Association of the Deaf the beneficiary of your policy without transferring ownership
  • Make your estate the beneficiary of the life insurance policy, and bequeath the amount of the policy to the Canadian Association of the Deaf in your Will

If you choose to donate the gift of life insurance, please contact the Canadian Association of the Deaf-Association des Sourds du Canada.

CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUSTS
Charitable remainder trusts provide a steady income for you, your surviving spouse, or other heirs, while still allowing you to support the Canadian Association of the Deaf-Association des Sourds du Canada.

You can establish a trust that will pay a reliable income, and upon the death of the beneficiary, the capital will go the Canadian Association of the Deaf-Association des Sourds du Canada.

Tax benefits for the gift can be received during your lifetime. Commonly, a tax receipt is issued for the value of the residual interest that belongs to the charity.

If you choose to open a charitable remainder trust, please contact the Canadian Association of the Deaf-Association des Sourds du Canada.

For more information on other ways in which you can contribute to the Canadian Association of the Deaf-Association des Sourds du Canada, including Planned Giving, bequests, annuities, life insurance policies, and residual interests or charitable remainder trusts, please contact our office at:

251 Bank Street, Suite 303

Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1X3

BRS: (800) 855-0511

TTY/voice: (613) 565-2882

fax: (613) 565-1207

info@cad.ca