Legacy Gifts

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Be a visionary leader for a just and sustainable future

By including the CCPA’s BC Office as a beneficiary in your will, you are laying the groundwork to ensure we can continue to develop solutions that benefit your loved ones, neighbours and the environment for years to come.

What is legacy giving?

A legacy gift is a charitable donation that you arrange now that will benefit the CCPA–BC in the future. Making a gift to the CCPA-BC in your will is not just for the wealthy or the elderly. And a legacy gift is especially impactful—it is often the largest gift that anyone can give.

Legacy gifts can be in any amount and come in many forms: through bequests, retirement plan assets, securities, life insurance, or charitable trusts. You can learn more by downloading our brochure, or by getting in touch (see below).

How will the CCPA-BC use my gift? 

We will use your gift to help make our vision of a socially, economically and environmentally just BC a reality. We aim to make progressive ideas the driving force behind mainstream thinking, and to offer a new and hopeful vision to meet the key challenges of our time.

Rick and Carole
Long-involved in progressive social causes, Carole
Christopher and Rick Pollay joined The Visionaries in
2011 to make “a contribution to the future well-being
of our society and planet.”

With your gift, we will provide bold, innovative and accessible public policy analysis and solutions for British Columbians. We will publish research, play a high-profile role in public policy debates, build the capacity of social change movements, create alliances, engage diverse communities in progressive policy development, and mentor the next generation of public intellectuals.

While you can also direct your gift to a project of interest, we encourage you to make an unrestricted gift. Unrestricted gifts provide the CCPA–BC with the flexibility to fund immediate and pressing priorities—which are often changing—and to direct resources to the area of greatest need. If you would like to make a specific gift to a specific project, we suggest that you consult with us in advance to ensure that the wording is broad and comprehensive enough to allow for changes in program names or discontinuing of current programs.

How does it work?

You can specify whether your gift goes to the CCPA’s BC Office, to the CCPA’s National Office, or to both (undesignated gifts go entirely to the National Office). We encourage you to designate a part of your bequest for both offices. When arranging a gift to the CCPA in your will, the most important thing is to use our proper legal name and charitable registration number.

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC Office
12414 6473 RR 0001

We would be grateful to know if you have planned a legacy gift to the CCPA. This will help us continue to build our community of progressive Visionaries, and will allow us to send you special updates and invitations to social gatherings.

How are donors recognized?

People who make a planned gift become members of a special group of CCPA-BC supporters called The Visionaries who have made economic, social, and environmental justice a part of their personal vision and legacy. The Visionaries are invited to special events and can choose to be publicly recognized for their contribution.

Where can I learn more?

Read the brochure

What’s the best way to change an existing will? What if you want to help the CCPA, but to also ensure your children are provided for? What language is best for the different kinds of bequest? These questions and others are answered in our printer-friendly brochure. Click here to download the PDF.

Get in touch

If you would like to speak with someone at our BC Office, our Supporter Engagement Specialist, Leo Yu, would welcome the chance to speak with you. He can be reached at 604-801-5121 ext. 225 or leo@policyalternatives.ca.

If you would like to speak with someone at our National Office, please contact Katie Loftus, Development Officer. She can be reached at 613-563-1341 ext. 318 or katie@policyalternatives.ca.

Please let us know if you have already arranged a legacy gift, or if you would like to learn more about this opportunity to maximize your support of the CCPA.