Leave a legacy

Why give a gift of hope?

Sometimes referred to as “planned giving”, “a legacy gift” or a “gift of tomorrow”, legacy giving is a way to honour a cause near to your heart by leaving a donation in your will. For many, this means donating to a cause that has affected them or a loved one, like ALS has for so many.  Legacy donations make a significant impact and are crucial to supporting people and families living with ALS as we all work toward a future without the disease.

Here are a few reasons to consider leaving a legacy in your will:

  1. Leaving a gift in your will is a lovely way to honour a loved one and celebrate their memory.
  2. Your gift funds programs and services for people and families living with ALS in Ontario, ensuring they receive the best possible standard of care.
  3. Your gift will allow ALS Canada to continue to invest in the most promising research in Canada to develop more proven treatment options and eventually, a cure.
  4. Your gift will support federal and provincial advocacy initiatives that bring the ALS community’s experiences and voice before government to affect and make lasting policy changes.
  5. Each bequest is eligible for a tax credit.


Want to learn more about legacy giving?

Watch this video – it’s a conversation between Board Member and donor, Richard Ellis, and an expert who knows all about planning a gift.


Important details for gift processing

If you are in the process of creating or updating your will, here are a few important details that you will need to know to ensure your gift is processed without delay:

  • Legal name of the Society: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Canada
  • Charitable Tax Number: 10670-8977 RR0002
  • Website: als.ca
  • Address: 393 University Avenue, Suite 1701, Toronto, ON M5G 1E6
  • Phone Number: 1-800-267-4257
  • Fax Number: 416-497-8545
  • Sample statement to be added in your will:
    “I [your full name] bequeath to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Canada, of 393 University Avenue, Suite 1701, Toronto, ON M5G 1E6  ______% of the residue [or a specific amount] of my estate for its own sole and only use absolutely.”


Are you considering legacy giving? Let’s connect.

We are committed to working with you, your family and your financial advisor to ensure your philanthropic and financial goals are met. If you have questions about making a donation to ALS Canada in your will, please contact legacy@als.ca or 1-800-267-4257.


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