Leaving a gift in your Will to Greenpeace is a way to put your beliefs into action, long after your lifetime. Any gift, large or small, will help our shared work to create a more green and peaceful future. In fact in, Canada, gifts in Wills now pay for around 1 in 3 of our campaigns.
Having an up-to-date Will is vital to protecting your loved ones. But once you’ve provided for those close to you, a gift to Greenpeace will help protect the Earth for future generations.
Greenpeace never accepts money from governments or corporations, it’s this fierce independence that means we will use your legacy gift to hold those whose policies or actions pose grave environmental threats to account and advocate for the solutions our planet urgently needs whenever and wherever it’s needed most.
You have two gift options:
- Leave a legacy gift to Greenpeace Canada to advance all of our campaigning work in Canada and around the globe, including our advocacy initiatives like the courageous actions our activists lead.
Key information :
- Official name: Greenpeace Canada
- Primary address: 33 Cecil Street, Ontario, M5T 1N1
- Greenpeace Canada is a non-charitable registered non-profit organization in Canada, business number is 124206723RP
- Leave a legacy gift to the Greenpeace Canada Education Fund, separate from the campaigning arm of Greenpeace, the Greenpeace Canada Education Fund is a registered charity that invests in scientific research, education, and other activities aimed at raising awareness of the environmental issues that affect people in Canada and around the world. For more information about how to leave a gift in your Will to Greenpeace Canada Education Fund, please visit: www.gcef.ca
If you have decided to leave a gift in your Will to Greenpeace Canada, please let us know so that we are able to thank you properly. Letting us know your intention is completely confidential and in no way binding, but does allow us to acknowledge your incredible dedication to the future of our planet.
If your legacy is a snapshot of your life, what do you see in the picture?
You might see the people you love, the places you’ve been and the causes you care about.
Think of a legacy gift as a frame in which you preserve this snapshot, a way to carry forward the longevity and vibrancy of your life now. Once your loved ones have been taken care of, a legacy gift in your will can continue to support what you value most.
When we think of the word ‘legacy’, it’s easy for our our minds to immediately focus on the future. We think of a world beyond ourselves, of a future generation. We believe that your legacy has already been created and is expanding every day. A legacy is what makes you, you.
Because when we look at legacy giving in a snapshot, we see people like you.
We’re a global organization that has been creatively working with people for a green and peaceful future since our beginnings in Vancouver in 1971. Greenpeace now comprises 27 independent national and regional organizations in over 55 countries across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Australia-Pacific area. We work directly with communities on the frontlines as they protect the environments they call home.
Our campaigns are driven by science and our values, free from political or corporate agendas and our independence gives us the unique ability to speak truth to power. We act to shift people’s hearts and minds in order to tackle climate change, promote clean energy, defend our oceans, protect forests, and live sustainability.
Our teams of world-renowned scientists, grassroots organizers, policy experts, documentarians and strategists expose environmental problems and promote solutions through the use of groundbreaking research and investigations, incisive policy analysis, community organizing, inspiring creative communications, direct action and wide-reaching media work.
Please join us, lend your support, and help to create a green and peaceful future today.
Greenpeace Canada legal information:
Legal Name: Greenpeace Canada
Address: Greenpeace Canada Head Office, 33 Cecil Street, Toronto, ON, M5T 1N1
Phone: 1-800-320-7183 (toll-free)
Business Number: 124206723RP
- Sample wording for leaving a gift in your Will.
- Read our Greenpeace Legacy Guide which has information about our history, values, accomplishments and details about the impact your gift could have, along with explanations of legal terminology often used when creating a Will.
- If you are updating an existing Will, you may find it helpful to download our Codicil form.
Legacy gifts in wills to Greenpeace Canada are not eligible for a tax receipt. If you require a tax receipt, please consider making a legacy gift to the Greenpeace Canada Education Fund. To learn more, please visit: www.gcef.ca
*A Will is a legal instrument custom-made for your personal circumstances. Ideally, a lawyer should help you prepare your Will to ensure it is properly drawn, signed and witnessed.
We spoke with Maureen Tabuchi, an estate lawyer with over 30 years’ experience, to help demystify Will-writing and estate planning for our supporters. Making a lasting impact on the world is something that a lot of people want to do – and having a well-prepared Will is an important step you can take now to ensure your legacy has a positive impact in the future.
Here are Maureen’s top 3 Will-writing tips:
- Make your Will with an experienced estate lawyer who can help you get it right the first time and give you peace of mind so you don’t have to worry about what happens after you are gone.
- When making a Will you need to determine who is a trusted person you can count on, to be your Estate Trustee or Executor, to work with others to ensure your final wishes are carried out properly.
- Figure out who you want to give your assets to. In Canada, there are legal requirements for leaving a portion of your estate to a spouse or legal dependent. After loved ones are accounted for, consider leaving the residue (%) or a lump sum amount of your leftover estate to a cause that you believe in, like Greenpeace.
Disclaimer – the above information does not constitute legal advice. We recommend contacting a lawyer when preparing a Will.