Planned Giving

Create a meaningful legacy and help future generations thrive

Create a Meaningful Legacy

No matter your age or stage in life, you can create a legacy of changing lives in your community by naming United Way Centraide Canada as a beneficiary in your will — a simple but powerful way to make a difference that will be felt for generations.

Read our frequently asked questions below to learn more about making a gift in your will to United Way Centraide Canada, including gifts of stocks and securities. You can also contact us at for more information.

We are proud to partner with Will Power (Volonté de faire in Quebec) to inspire Canadians to think differently about giving and consider a gift to charity in their will.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are a few simple ways to make a gift in your will to United Way Centraide Canada, all of which will allow you to support a cause close to your heart while ensuring your loved ones are well looked after.

Charitable gifts in your will can be made through a specific sum of money, a percentage of your estate, stocks, or bonds.

Some of the most common ways to create a planned gift include:
  • Creating a “residual gift,” which means donating all or a portion of any remaining funds left over after other gifts (such as to children and grandchildren) have been given.
  • Leaving a specific percentage of your estate to United Way Centraide Canada. For example, you may choose to divide your estate into equal portions amongst your children, grandchildren, and UWCC.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about different options for creating a gift in your will, please contact us at

To establish a gift to United Way Centraide Canada in your will, please instruct your lawyer or financial advisor to include the following statement in your will:

Clause for your will

I give to United Way Centraide of Canada – Centraide Canada, 900 - 116 Albert Street, Ottawa Ontario, K1P 5G3 the sum of $ _______________, or _____________% of the residue of my estate or my property at ____________ in the City of _____________. The disposition of my bequest is to be used by United Way Centraide of Canada –
Centraide Canada at its discretion.

Note: You can also e - mail a link to this page to your lawyer.

UWCC Charitable Number
Our charitable registration number: 119278141 RR 0001

We strongly recommend you consult your lawyer or financial advisor
if you are considering including United Way Centraide Canada in your estate plans
Your professional advisors will need United Way Centraide Canada’s legal name and charitable registration to help set up a gift in your will.

UWCC’s legal name and charitable registration number are:

Legal Name: United Way of Canada – Centraide Canada
Charitable Registration Number: 11927814 1 RR 0001

Mailing Address:
116 Albert Street, Suite 900
Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) K1P 5G3

If you have any questions or to discuss legacy giving, please send an e-mail to
Everyone should have a will. A will is crucial in ensuring your assets will go to the people and causes you care about.

We recommend engaging a lawyer to create your will to ensure it is comprehensive and legally binding.

Your wishes can be amended at any time by creating a codicil to your existing will (a legal document that allows you to make changes to your will) or by creating a new will. If you are considering making a gift to United Way Centraide Canada in your will, please see the FAQ “How do I name United Way Centraide Canada in my will?” or contact us at
for more information.

We strongly recommend you consult your lawyer if you are considering including UWCC in your estate plans.
United Way Centraide Canada can accept publicly traded securities, including shares, bonds, or mutual fund units. If you are considering giving a gift of stock a nd securities to UWCC, please
consult our Notification of Securities Transfer form or contact

UWCC always recommends that you consult with your own financial advisor before initiating any type of donation of securities.

Leave a Local Legacy

If you would like to create a planned gift in support of your local United Way Centraide, you can do so by including their specific name and charitable registration number in your will.
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