What you need to know to make a gift in your Will

Update Your WillTo make your experience as easy and straightforward as possible, we’ve compiled the most important information you might need to leave a gift in your Will to the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. You will find our legal name, charitable registration number, and suggested codicil wording below.

Our legal name is: Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Our charitable registration number is: 88969 1044 RR0002

A codicil is a legal language which can be used to include the Ontario SPCA in your estate plans. It can be added to a new or existing Will, and it helps describe the type of gift you’d like to make.

Residual Gift: This is a percentage of everything you own, minus any debts. Another way to think of a residual gift is to think of your estate like a pie, with slices going to your family and loved ones, a slice for any monies you owe, and another slice to your charities of choice. If you’re ready to make a commitment to animal welfare, but you’re uncertain about your future financial needs, a residual gift will enable your estate to meet all of your wishes.

The codicil language below could be used to indicate what percentage of your estate would be left to charity once you have provided for your loved ones.

Sample codicil: “I give to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals [insert value] percent of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate for its general purposes.

Fixed Amount Gift: You can designate a fixed amount of money to be given to the Ontario SPCA. This language confirms a specific dollar amount that you would leave for the animals in your Will.

Sample codicil: “I give to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals the sum of $______ to be used for its general purposes.

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