Making a CGA

Man on telephone smiling​How it works 

A charitable gift annuity (CGA) is purchased by paying a lump sum to CNIB, a portion of which is your donation to CNIB. You will immediately start receiving guaranteed monthly, semi-annual or annual payments – and those payments will continue for life.  

Make a CGA 

If you’re interested in making a charitable gift annuity, you can contact our planned giving team at​ or call us toll-free at 1-800-563-2642. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about making a CGA and prepare a personalized, no-obligation quote at no cost to you. 

The quote we prepare will set out the amount of the payment you’ll receive and how often you will receive payments, based on your wishes. It will also tell you the amount that will be received tax-free and the amount of the charitable donation receipt CNIB will issue to you.

If you’re happy with the quote, you can make the lump sum payment and CNIB will handle all of the processing of the CGA for you.

When you contact us...

CNIB will ask you for some information to prepare your free quote. It’s a good idea to think about the following things before you call:  

  • Whether you’d like to share the proceeds from the annuity with another person like your spouse or sibling

  • How often you’d like to receive payments (e.g., monthly, semi-annually or annually)

  • ​The amount of the lump sum you are considering 

Have more questions about making a CGA? Visit our CGA FAQs page​.​​​