Leaving a Lasting Legacy:

Why Consider CAMAP in Your Will?

As you contemplate the impact you want to leave on the world and the causes you hold dear, consider the profound difference you can make by including the Canadian Association of MAiD Assessors and Providers (CAMAP) in your will. Leaving a charitable gift to CAMAP is a powerful way to leave a lasting legacy and support the vital work of empowering healthcare professionals in the field of medical assistance in dying.

Including CAMAP in your will can be a deeply meaningful choice and outline the steps to ensure your charitable intentions are fulfilled.

  1.     Paving the Way for Transformative Change

By leaving a bequest to CAMAP, you become an instrumental force in driving transformative change in the field of medical assistance in dying. Your generous gift empowers us to continue pioneering excellence in education and training programs for assessors, providers, and healthcare professionals. With your support, we can expand our reach.

  1.     Creating a Legacy of Compassion

Including CAMAP in your will is a testament to your belief in the intrinsic value of compassion and respect for individuals facing difficult end-of-life decisions and equipping the healthcare professionals working in this area of care with excellent support and mentorship. Your legacy gift reflects a commitment to upholding the dignity of those seeking medical assistance in dying and ensures that your values of empathy and understanding live on.

  1.     Ensuring Sustainability for the Future

Leaving a charitable gift in your will provides CAMAP with the financial stability needed to plan for the future confidently. Your thoughtful bequest helps us strategize and invest in long-term initiatives, ensuring that our mission endures and continues to make a meaningful impact on the lives of patients, families, and healthcare professionals.

  1.     Leaving a Tax-Smart Legacy

Incorporating a charitable gift in your will can be a tax-savvy way to support CAMAP and reduce the tax burden on your estate. In Canada, bequests to registered charities like CAMAP are eligible for significant tax benefits, which can optimize the impact of your gift while allowing you to provide for your loved ones.

How to Include CAMAP in Your Will

  1. Seek Professional Advice: To ensure that your charitable intentions align with your estate planning goals, it is essential to seek advice from a qualified legal or financial professional. They can help you navigate the legal aspects and ensure your will accurately reflects your wishes.
  2.  Decide on Your Gift: Determine the type of gift you wish to leave to CAMAP. Whether it is a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or a residual bequest after providing for your loved ones, your gift can be tailored to fit your preferences.
  3. Accurate Beneficiary Information: To ensure your bequest reaches CAMAP, include the charity’s full legal name, registered address, and charitable registration number in your will:

Canadian Association of MAiD Assessors and Providers (CAMAP)

Address: 326-1964 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8R6R3

Charitable Registration Number: 725228126RR0001

  1. Update Your Will: If you already have a will, you can add a codicil to include your charitable gift to CAMAP. If you do not have a will, now is an excellent time to create one, allowing you to plan for the future and provide for the causes you care about.

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Leaving a charitable gift to CAMAP in your will allows you to shape a compassionate and caring future for those seeking medical assistance in dying. By considering CAMAP as part of your estate planning, you create a lasting legacy that embodies your values and empowers healthcare professionals to provide empathetic, dignified care. Through your generosity, you become an integral part of the transformative change that CAMAP champions.

For more information on how to include CAMAP in your will or to discuss your legacy gift, please reach out to our executive director at [email protected]. Together, we can build a bright future for the healthcare professionals working in the field of medical assistance in dying. 

Other Planned Giving Options

Life Insurance Policies

Consider naming CAMAP as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy. This simple step can make a significant impact by providing future support for our programs and initiatives. If CAMAP is listed as the irrevocable beneficiary of the life insurance policies, a charitable receipt can be provided for the premiums paid annually.

Retirement Plans and RRSP/RRIF Account

Designate CAMAP as a beneficiary of your retirement plans, Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), or Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF). By doing so, you can support our work while potentially reducing the tax burden on your estate.

Charitable Remainder Trusts and Annuities

Explore the option of setting up a charitable remainder trust or annuity, which can provide you with income during your lifetime while ensuring that CAMAP benefits from the remaining assets after your passing.

Consulting with Your Team

Remember to always seek professional advice. It is essential to consult with professionals who specialize in estate planning and tax matters. They can guide you through the process, help you understand the potential benefits, and ensure your intentions are properly documented.

Informing CAMAP of Your Planned Gift

We understand that legacy giving is a personal decision and we respect your privacy. However, if you choose to include CAMAP in your estate plans, we would be honoured to hear about your intentions. Sharing this information allows us to express our gratitude, recognize your incredible generosity, and ensure that your wishes are fulfilled as you envision.

By joining CAMAP’s legacy giving program, you become part of a distinguished group of individuals committed to advancing our mission.

Please contact our executive director at [email protected] to inform us of your planned gift or to request more information about legacy giving. Our team is ready to assist you and provide any help we can.