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Leaving a Legacy

You can leave a legacy that brings God’s Word to those who
need it most, with a planned gift to the Canadian Bible Society.

Giving through your will

By including the Canadian Bible Society in your will, you’ll have the opportunity to continue your legacy of furthering God’s Kingdom, while still providing for your family.
To include the Canadian Bible Society in your will, you may wish to use the wording from one of our sample bequest statements.

Need assistance with estate planning?

Does your will reflect your values and beliefs?
Our partner, Advisors with Purpose can help you create a well-planned Will that meets your goals AND reflects your life, values and beliefs.
Advisors with Purpose (AwP) is a Christian ministry that helps God’s people manage God’s assets. Their highly-qualified staff will help you examine your estate and think about how to create a Will and leave a legacy that reflects your life, while taking care of the people and causes that matter to you the most.
  • There is no cost or obligation to you for this service.
  • No one will try to sell you anything.
  • None of your personal financial information will be shared with us.
For more information or to speak to a specialist, call Advisors With Purpose at 1-866-336-3315 or email them at plan@advisorswithpurpose.ca.

EVENTS

UPCOMING AwP WEBINARS / PHONE SEMINARS

Webinar: After the faith decision, the rest is stewardship.
Date: Wednesday June 16th
Time: 3:00 PM EST
Presented by: Lorne Jackson
In this webinar, Lorne Jackson will share his personal journey story of life, faith, grace and learning generosity. Lorne is the President of the Canadian National Christian Foundation and Advisors with Purpose. He has spent his lifetime learning what it means to be a good steward of all that God has entrusted to him and has spent over 20 years sharing what he has learned with others.
Click here to register for this free webinar.

WEBINAR/PHONE SEMINAR RECORDINGS

Your Farm and Estate Planning – Create your farm legacy | May 26, 2021
What the webinar covered:
As a farmer, you’ve worked hard to build your business and you want to ensure that it is stewarded well whether the next generation succeeds you or whether you sell to others. This webinar will help you consider the specific estate planning needs of those in farming.
Click here to watch the webinar recording.
Avoiding Conflict – Things you and your family need to know | April 20, 2021
What the webinar covered:
Everyone needs a Will. Whether you have a little or a lot, it is important that you have a Will that not only plans for your assets but also makes a statement about your faith, your values and your wishes. Unfortunately, the process can sometimes be difficult. This webinar will help you consider how you can plan your Will and hopefully avoid conflict with your family, heirs and executor.
Click here to watch the webinar recording.
Your money counts – A biblical perspective on finances | March 24, 2021
What the webinar covered:
Many people are experiencing financial challenges, such as debt/inadequate savings or unemployment. The Bible has a lot to say about money. There are, in fact, over 2,350 verses that address everything you need to know about handling money. Indeed, the Bible is a blueprint for managing your finances. We will discover the profound impact handling money has on your relationship with God.
Click here to watch the webinar recording.
Understanding RRSP’s and Your Will | February 24, 2021
What the webinar covered:
  • The importance of giving RRSP’s careful consideration when creating a will
  • How registered investments are treated at the end of life
  • Strategies for ensuring that RRSP’s are used well
Click here to watch the webinar recording.
Financial Preparedness in a Pandemic – Debt, Generosity, Retirement, Estate Plans and Wills | January 26, 2021
What the webinar covered:
It’s 2021, now what? Our world is still in flux but you don’t have to be. What can we do to remain at peace, to prepare well and to navigate through these times with a Biblical perspective?
Click here to watch the webinar recording.
Philanthropy and Charitable Giving – How can a foundation help? | November 25, 2020
What the webinar covered:
  • You may have never considered using a foundation for your charitable giving but perhaps you should
  • How a foundation works and the benefits of using one
Click here to watch the webinar recording.
Do I really need a will now? It isn’t too early to start | November 23, 2020
What the webinar covered:
  • Why a Will is important for everyone
  • The importance of choosing guardians for children
  • When is a trust important
  • How do you choose an executor
  • Some options for distribution of assets (to family, guardians, children and charity)
  • What is a Common disaster clause
Click here to watch the webinar recording.
5 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Creating a Will | November 4, 2020 
What the phone seminar covered:
When creating a Will, there are some common mistakes that people make that can be easily avoided. With the right information and good planning, you can be sure that your Will is clear, correct and avoids these mistakes.
Click here to listen to the phone seminar recording.
Estate Planning for Business Owners | October 21, 2020
What the webinar covered:
What are the specific planning items for business owners and why is it important to have a plan? This might include a shareholder agreement to address death, disability, dispute, divorce, or departure of a shareholder. It might include thinking through an exit plan ahead of time. Are there potential buyers of the shares or will the business be wound up on death or retirement? A plan is key.
Our partners at Advisors with Purpose hosted this webinar to help you think through your options.
Click here to watch the webinar recording.
Updating Your Will (It’s Time) | June 2, 2020
What the webinar covered:
The children have grown, life is changing and you are dreaming about the next chapter in life. You know that the Will you did when the children were younger is now out of date, but you really haven’t given it a lot of thought or taken the time to do something about it. Let’s help you get  started.
Up-to-date information on creating/updating a Will plan by:
  • Taking all tax implications into account
  • Examining options for powers of attorney and living Wills as you age
  • Discussing options for the best way to pass on your stuff
  • Thinking about who would be the best executor
  • Considering your current and specific situation
Click here to watch the webinar recording.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Your Estate Plan | May 26, 2020
What the webinar covered:
We understand that these challenging times can create some uncertainty and anxiety for people about whether they have their affairs in order. In fact, Canadians are contacting legal professionals in record numbers to ensure that they have an up-to-date will in place.
  • The changes to the rules for RRIFs due to COVID-19, their impacts and the options people have.
  • How to create or update one’s will while in isolation.
  • How to deal with US Stock or Real Estate ownership in your will.
  • What a Family Trust is and whether it can benefit a person’s estate.
  • Since an Executor’s Job is getting more complicated, how should you choose the right person to be your Executor and what does the Executor need to know?
Click here to watch the webinar recording.