Legacy Giving

A legacy of compassion

Legacy gifts provide a source of future funding to support the causes you care about. By including Compassion House Foundation in your will and testament, you’re making a lasting contribution in the lives of women battling cancer.  

By committing to a planned gift today, you leave a legacy of compassion. Your support will allow us to offer comfort, community, and connection to women and their families when they need it most – and for years to come.

Types of legacy gifts

A charitable bequest (or gift) made through your Will is a simple and impactful way to give. You retain control of your assets, and you can leave as much or as little as you want.  

You can bequeath cash, securities, property, or a percentage of your estate. 

Other planned giving options include: Gift of life insurance, gift of RRSPs/RRIFs, or an endowment fund.

Benefits to leaving a legacy

There are many great reasons to consider including a legacy gift to Compassion House Foundation in your will: 

  • The causes you care about now will receive support in the future
  • Your estate will be entitled to a charitable tax receipt for the value of the bequest
  • There may be a reduction or elimination of estate taxes
  • A bequest is revocable and you can change your mind at any time
  • You can honour or memorialize yourself or a loved one in a named endowment fund 

How to leave a legacy

As you consider making a planned gift, you may wish to begin by having a conversation with your family to discuss your wishes. Then speak with your lawyer about drafting or revising your Will or updating it with a Codicil – a supplementary paragraph added to the existing will, describing your gift intentions. 

Here are some sample wording choices to reference:

  • ‘I give to Compassion House Foundation (Charitable Registration Number 87166 7473 RR0001) ____ % of the residue of my estate to be used where it is needed most.’ 
  • ‘I give to Compassion House Foundation (Charitable Registration Number 87166 7473 RR0001) the sum of $____ in cash to be used where it is needed most.’ 

Legal name: Compassion House Foundation  

Charitable Registration Number: 87166 7473 RR0001 

Compassion House Foundation
10909 76 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 0J6
Tel: 780-425-7224
Toll free: 1-888-425-7474

Please also consider letting us know that you are making a planned gift to Compassion House Foundation. We can help you determine the best way to leave the legacy you intend and it also gives us the opportunity to thank you today. 


Thank you for considering us and leaving a legacy of compassion. 

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