Through a will or living trust, you can leave assets to loved ones and to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada in multiple ways. You can give:
- a specific amount
- percentage of your estate
- what remains after other bequests are made
- a conditional gift if your beneficiaries pre-decease you
Sample Language for Your Estate Plan
Once you decide how you want to make a gift in your will or living trust, you can use the following suggested language:
For a specific amount:
I give to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, 2 Lansing Square, Suite 804, Toronto, Ontario, M2J 4P8 [specific dollar amount or percentage of my estate or specified asset].
For a residuary amount after other bequests are made:
I give to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, 2 Lansing Square, Suite 804, Toronto, Ontario, M2J 4P8 all [or a percentage] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate.
For a contingent bequest if you outlive other beneficiaries:
If [other named beneficiary] does not survive me, I give to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, 2 Lansing Square, Suite 804, Toronto, Ontario, M2J 4P8 all [or a percentage] of my estate.
Because LLSC has one Charitable Business Number 10762 3654 RR0001, all documents should refer to the LLSC National Office address at 2 Lansing Square, Suite 804, Toronto, Ontario, M2J 4P8.
If your existing will is up to date and you want to add a charitable beneficiary, ask your legal advisor about a codicil to modify your will.
Frequently Asked Questions about Wills:
Do I need a will?
Without a will, the province may dictate who will receive your assets. There would be no input from you about specific loved ones or important causes.
Do I need an attorney to make a will?
We encourage you to consult an advisor as you consider your estate plans. We can help you identify an estate attorney if you want help.
Can I change my mind?
Yes, you can change plans anytime and you keep full control of assets as long as you live.
What about my family?
Most people put family needs first before leaving a small percentage for LLSC. Your family will understand your concern about life-saving research.
Why should I tell LLSC about my bequest?
We recognize this is a private matter but by letting us know, we might be able to suggest tax-saving ideas. Knowing about your bequest will also help LLSC plan for the future and, most importantly, let us thank you during your lifetime.
Get More Information
For more information, email us at AdminCanada@lls.org.