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.

Legacy Giving Events

See upcoming events or explore our past webinars and phone seminars, hosted in partnership with Advisors with Purpose.

Webinar: Your Will as a Love Letter | May 25, 2022
Date: Wednesday May 25th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Presented by: Lorne Jackson

Our partners at Advisors with Purpose will be hosting a webinar where they will be sharing critical information about choosing the right executor and the importance of selecting your powers of attorney and having a living will. They will be providing explanations on trusts, on how to speak with your family members and on some of the best ways to share with your family and heirs. Your Will can be a love letter. What will yours say?

Click here to register for this FREE webinar.

Webinar: No heirs? Options for planning your estate | May 26, 2022

Date: Thursday May 26th
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Presented by: Abraham Somavarapha

So much information about Wills and Estate Planning involves strategies and tools for those with heirs. However, it is important that everyone has a Will that reflects their lives and faith and those without heirs have many opportunities to consider. Our partners at Advisors with Purpose are hosting a webinar that will help you think through those options and ensures that your Will leaves a legacy that impacts generations to come.

Click here to register for this FREE webinar.

Webinar Recording: Considering your options - Will Planning for Singles | May 10, 2022

What was covered:

Will planning is important for everyone and those who are unmarried, divorced or widowed could have unique situations and decisions to consider. Our partners at Advisors with Purpose hosted this webinar to help you think through the options and planning tools that are unique to singles.

Click here to watch the webinar recording.

Webinar Recording: Money and Discipleship | April 26, 2022

What was covered:

Many people are experiencing financial challenges, such as debt, a frustrating job, or inadequate savings. The Bible has a lot to say about money. Indeed, the Bible is a blueprint for managing your finances. In this webinar hosted by our partners at Advisors with Purpose, you can discover the profound impact handling money has on your relationship with God.

Click here to watch the webinar recording.

Webinar Recording: Planning Well for your Business | April 21, 2022
What was 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 upon death or retirement? A plan is key. Our partners at Advisors with Purpose are hosting a webinar that will help you better understand the options and processes.

Click here to watch the webinar recording.

Webinar Recording: Promoting Family Harmony in Wills and Planning | March 22, 2022

What was 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 stuff but also makes a statement about your faith, your values and wishes. Unfortunately, sometimes the process can be difficult. Our partners at Advisors with Purpose will help you consider how you can plan your Will and not only avoid conflict but hopefully also foster harmony amongst your family, heirs and executor.

Click here to watch the webinar recording.

Webinar Recording: What you need to know about RRSP's and your Will | February 22, 2022

What the webinar covered:

RRSP’s may be an excellent way to save for retirement but what happens when some of those savings remain behind? Many think that they can be simply rolled over to the children but unfortunately much would go the government in taxes first. Our partners at Advisors with Purpose explain what will happen to your RRSP’s.

Click here to watch the webinar recording.

Webinar Recording: Your Will, your executor and what you all need to know | January 20, 2022

What the webinar covered:

It is important that both you and your executor understand the key elements of a Will, the roles and responsibilities of an executor and the strategies that can be used to avoid taxes and fees while also ensuring your Will reflects you, your life and your faith. Learn how to create a well-planned Will.

Click here to watch the webinar recording.

Webinar Recording: Planning to change the world | November 25, 2021

What the webinar covered:

There’s more than one way to give. In fact, good planning and understanding your options can help you give strategically and generously. This  webinar explains a variety of options for your giving.

Click here to watch the webinar recording.

Webinar Recording: Will Planning for New Canadians | October 26, 2021

What the webinar covered:

Navigating Wills and Estates can be challenging for everyone. It can be especially difficult if you are new to Canada and are less familiar with the terminology and the requirements. This webinar can help you better understand and plan for your Will with special consideration to those who are first generation Canadians.

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Webinar Recording: Does your Will need an update? | September 28, 2021

What the webinar covered:

Marriages, children, new investments, grandchildren, a newly empty nest, moving, retirement and other life changes can affect your Will. This webinar can help you consider and plan for these changes to make sure your Will reflects your life, faith and dreams.

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Webinar Recording: 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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

Audio 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.

Webinar 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.

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.

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.