A charitable gift in your will (known as a bequest) may be the biggest gift of your life and has the power to help even more children look forward to a future filled with opportunity. Yet this gift doesn't cost you anything during your lifetime.

Ways you can leave a gift in your will

  • Leave a specific dollar amount
  • Leave a residual bequest ‒ a share of the remainder of your estate after other needs are met
  • Leave a contingent bequest ‒ a share of your estate after your other beneficiaries have passed on

Why leave a gift to charity in your will?

  • You can make a larger gift than you ever thought possible
  • A gift in a will doesn’t cost you anything now
  • A gift in a will doesn’t have to take away from what you plan to leave for loved ones
  • You reduce the tax burden on your estate
  • You can choose to make changes to your will at any time

You can find sample wording for your will here

Learn more about a gift in will

It only takes 20 minutes to write your will and make a lifelong difference for girls everywhere. With our new partner, Willfora, you have access to a free online will-building tool that is easy to use, confidential and secure. The right time to plan for your future is right now, and with the right plan, you can leave more to the people and causes you care about most.


  • You cannot name a sponsored child in your will. However, you can have your gift support Child Sponsorship in general.
  • Our legal name is Plan International Canada Inc. We recommend that you consult Plan International Canada to ensure our correct legal name is represented in your will.

Get in touch with us

Contact Michelle Bernard at 1(437) 828-8974 or toll-free at 1-800-387-1418 or email mbernard@plancanada.ca. Or let us contact you, by completing the form below.

*Plan International Canada strongly recommends you seek the professional services of a lawyer, accountant or financial advisor to ensure that your financial goals are considered, your tax situation reviewed and your planned gift tailored to best fit your circumstances.

Endowment funds

By creating an endowment fund, you can provide support for children when and where they need it, for generations to come.

Endowment funds


Donating publicly traded securities and mutual funds allows you to amplify the impact of your gift so that you can make a big difference in the lives of children in need.


Retirement funds

By making Plan International Canada the beneficiary of your registered funds, you'll provide countless more children with the opportunities they need to survive and make life better for their families.

Retirement funds

Life insurance

With a gift of life insurance, you make periodic premium payments that turn into a major gift – one that has the power to transform the lives of children and communities tackling some of the biggest challenges in the developing world.

Life insurance

Questions about legacy gifts?

Get in touch with us.

Contact Michelle Bernard at (437) 828-8974 or toll-free at 1-800-387-1418 or email legacy@plancanada.ca

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