Gift in Your Will FAQs



How do I make a gift in my will?

Making a gift in your will is a lot easier than you think. All it takes is three simple steps. More on making a gift in your will for CNIB

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Can I set up my gift through CNIB or do I need a lawyer?

Senior couple having a discussion with a health visitor at homeYou’ll need to set up your gift through your lawyer. But we can make the process as simple as possible by helping you prepare to talk to your lawyer, providing the information you’ll need to change your will and answering any questions you may have in advance. We can also help you find a lawyer in your area if you don’t already have one. 

Call us toll-free at 1-800-563-2642 or email legacyservices@cnib.ca​ and we’ll be happy to help. 

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Do I have to tell you that I’ve made a gift in my will to CNIB? 

Absolutely not. Making a will is a private matter and we don’t require you to tell us if you’ve left a gift in your will to CNIB. If you would like to let us know, however, we’d be happy to talk to you, thank you for your wonderful generosity and answer any questions you may have about where your gift will go. 

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What happens if I want to add to, change or nullify my gift? 

Your will is entirely yours to do with as you please. Just because you’ve made a gift to CNIB doesn’t mean you can’t change your mind at a later date. You can alter your will through your lawyer at any time. 

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I'm not a wealthy person. Would anything I leave be helpful?

Absolutely. Making a gift in your will allows you to choose to leave a small percentage of your assets rather than a specific amount, so even if you’re not particularly wealthy, you can make an enormous impact in our work. Plus, your gift won’t be affected by inflation.

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Can I choose what CNIB programs and services my gift benefits? 

Yes, you can. We’re committed to directing your gift to the programs and services​ you choose, right in your own community. 

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Have a question about making a gift in your will that wasn’t answered here? For more information, please call Ruth D'Souza at 1-800-563-2642 (ext. 7006) or email legacyservices@cnib.ca​