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You Can Leave A Lasting Legacy With Your Final Wish

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The Power of your will

With your future support, you can continue to help our animals in care by providing funds for shelter operations, medical supplies, and vital programs and services. 

Did you know this final gift can also be a practical addition to a financial or estate tax plan? There are a number of types of bequests that we accept. Please speak to your financial advisor about the options that will work best for you.


If you have questions about any of your options, please contact:
Fund Development Coordinator: Email
Phone: 1-403-342-7722 ext. 207

A charitable bequest is simply a distribution from your estate to a charitable organization through your last will and testament. There are different kinds of bequests. For each, you must use very specific language to indicate the precise direction of your assets to successfully carry out your final wishes. In any charitable bequest, be sure to name the recipient accurately.   To support us and our work in the community, please make name the recipient:  Central Alberta Humane Society. 

There are different types of charitable bequests, and any of them can be designed to support CA Humane if you so choose: 

  • General Bequests are legacies left to specific people, causes or charities that come from the general value of the estate.  These are made by designating a specific dollar amount, a particular asset, or a fixed percentage of your estate to the cause/charity of your choice. 
  • Specific Bequests are made when a particular item or property is bequeathed for a designated purpose. 
  • Residuary Bequests are made when you intend to leave the residue portion (any left-over property) of your assets after other terms of the will have been satisfied. 
  • Contingency Bequests allow you to leave a portion of your estate to a particular charity if your named beneficiary does not survive you. 

A gift of trust is made when you decide to make a charitable organization of your choice the secondary beneficiary to an irrevocable trust. The primary beneficiary (or income beneficiary) includes you and, if applicable, your spouse. Throughout your lifetime, or for a stated period of time, the primary beneficiary will receive a predetermined amount of the trust; upon death the charitable organization of your choice will receive the remainder of the trust. 

You can reduce tax implications by donating securities directly to registered charities because publicly listed securities are exempt from capital gains tax on gains triggered by the gift. 

CA Humane is able to accept annual donations and legacy gifts of stocks and bonds.  If you or a loved one would like to donate via stock or bond transfer to help our animals in care, you can work with your broker to designate transfers.   

More information:
CA Humane Security Donation Options

Security Donation Form:

Donation of Securities In-Kind Form

Gifts of retirement plans are made when you name a charitable organization of your choice as the beneficiary. This means that upon your passing, the organization would receive the proceeds and your estate will receive a charitable receipt for that amount. This receipt will counterbalance your final income tax return, transforming any final tax liabilities you have when you die into a charitable gift. 

A gift of life insurance is made when you name a charitable organization of your choice as the beneficiary. This means that you control the policy, and the organization would receive the insurance proceeds upon death. 

A gift of real estate is made when you leave property, buildings, land, or a place of residence that you own to a charitable organization of your choice. This type of gift can be given immediately or specified in your will. You will receive a charitable tax receipt to be used in your final income tax return. 

Central Alberta Humane Society recognizes and appreciates the generosity of individuals, businesses and organizations that invest in our facilities, programs, and operational funding. We believe donor recognition is to sincerely show gratitude toward donors who support the organization and are based on donor needs and wishes, as well as the availability of recognition pieces within the facility.  We wish to respect the individuality of the donor, the donation, and the facility as a whole. Learn more here.

Learn other ways you can support CA Humane

You can help the animals of Central Alberta with a variety of giving options. Choose the one that is right for you.

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Charitable Registration Number:

#12986 7826 RR0001