Legacy giving

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Heart & Stroke

Support life-saving research for generations to come

A gift in your Will ensures tomorrow’s breakthroughs.

Plan your legacy

Your legacy gift is a lasting statement of your belief in a future free of heart disease and stroke. See below to find the legacy gift that is right for you.

How to plan your gift
Leave a gift in your Will +

A charitable bequest is a gift arranged in your Will that becomes available after your lifetime.

Leave a gift of life insurance +

Once the needs of your family are taken care of, you can donate a life insurance policy to Heart & Stroke, protecting the value of your estate for your heirs. 

Leave a gift of registered savings plans (RSP, RIF or TFSA) +

By making Heart & Stroke the beneficiary of a registered savings plan you can reduce the taxes on your estate and protect its value for your heirs. 

Get our guide to preparing your Will +

A thoughtful guide to help you think about your Will, prepare information and make decisions that will bring you peace of mind.

Donate securities +
You can make a healthy investment and reduce your taxes by donating shares to Heart & Stroke.
For professional advisors +

As a trusted advisor, you play an important role in helping supporters plan their gifts. Get the information you need to serve your clients.

Legal Name: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada 
CRA Business #: 10684 6942 RR0001

Sample Will wording:

“I direct my Trustees to pay the sum of $ _______  OR _______ % of the residue of my estate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada to be applied by the Foundation’s Board of Directors at its discretion, for the general purposes of the Foundation.”

For assistance with an estate or a trust matter +

Please contact the individual in your region:


Stephanie Ratcliff, Estates Administration Coordinator

BC, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan
Melanie Brooks, Estates Administration Coordinator 

Quebec, Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador

Marie Channevy, Estates Administration Specialist

For all other questions, please contact:

Patricia Ward, Senior Manager, Estates Administration


Contact us to plan your gift

Mary Goodfellow

Mary Goodfellow, Senior Advisor, Legacy Giving

Phone: 1-800-205-4438

Email: mary.goodfellow@heartandstroke.ca 


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If you are a resident of New Brunswick please contact

Paula McKinley, Vice President, Development & Strategic Partnerships

Phone: 1-800-663-3600

Email: pmckinley@hsf.nb.ca