A bequest is one of the simplest and easiest ways of planning a donation. Once you have ensured that your family and loved ones have been taken care of, you can choose to leave a portion of your estate to the Quebec Cancer Foundation by including us in your will.

There are several ways of making a bequest:

  • the specific bequest (a specific amount or a specified asset);
  • the residual bequest (all or a percentage of the remainder of the estate after the payment of debts and specific bequests);
  • the universal bequest (all of the assets, sometimes divided among many beneficiaries);
  • the designation of a charity as beneficiary of an RRSP, a pension fund or a life insurance policy.
In each case, a tax receipt will be issued for the purposes of the donor’s final tax return, following his death. The tax benefits from charitable bequests can dramatically reduce the taxes to be paid out by the estate.

Ready to make a bequest now?

Download this document (in French only) and bring it with you when you meet the notary.

For more information or to make a bequest, contact us at 514 527-2194 or toll-free, at 1 877 336-4443.

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