Gifts That Cost You Nothing Now

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To create your legacy for conservation, you simply sign your name. That’s how easy it can be to include a gift in your Will. It costs you nothing now, but your impact goes on for generations protecting the future of nature with WWF-Canada.

Once your family and friends are provided for, please consider making your love of nature part of your life story with your legacy gift.


When you remember WWF-Canada with a gift in your Will, you make a lasting contribution to the planet. Your legacy gift will drive the most urgent conservation priorities to safeguard wildlife and nature.

Here are the ways most people like to make this lasting gift:

Residual bequest

WWF-Canada receives a percentage of the remainder or residue of your estate after other specific legacies have been fulfilled. This gift will be used where it’s needed most. A lot of people prefer to give a residual gift as it keeps in line with inflation and does not lose value over time.

Specific bequest

WWF-Canada receives a specific dollar amount or a specified gift in kind (collections, art, books, jewelry, and so on). This gift will be used where it’s needed most. Gifts in kind will be sold and proceeds will be used for conservation where it’s needed most.

Now it’s easier than ever to create your legacy of protecting wildlife and wild places in Canada. You can do it with the 60-Second Bequest.

It takes only a few minutes of your time. It costs you nothing to make this gift that will safeguard the environment for years to come. And it doesn’t require assistance from lawyers or advisors (although you can and should feel free to consult with experts before making any donation). The only thing you need is a Registered Retirement Savings Plan, a Registered Retirement Income Fund or Life Insurance.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1

Request a Multiple Beneficiary Designation Form for your Registered Retirement Savings Plan, your Registered Retirement Income Fund or life insurance policy from the administrator of your plan.

Step 2

Fill out the form and name WWF-Canada as one of the beneficiaries.

Step 3

Return the form to your plan administrator.

It’s that easy. In just three steps, you can make a gift to the planet that costs you nothing now, powers the most urgent conservation priorities facing our country, and continues its impact for generations to come.

WWF-Canada thanks Keith Thomson, the creator of The 60 Second Bequest™ for allowing us to feature it here.

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Questions? I'm here to help.

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Senior Manager, Legacy Giving

Phone: 1-800-267-2632 or 416-484-7737