Legacy giving

Your legacy can save lives

You can give the gift of better health and longer lives when you include Heart & Stroke in your Will.

Your legacy: The gift of a lifetime

Your legacy can support the vision of life uninterrupted by heart disease and stroke — and benefit your family, friends, and all people in Canada. By creating a planned gift, like a gift in your Will, you’ll help build a healthier future for generations to come. 

Learn how you can make a difference
Create a gift in your Will +

The most popular way to create a legacy gift is with a charitable gift in a Will, otherwise known as a bequest. 

Your gift— whether large or small — will make a difference, helping to fund vital research, and provide support and care to people in Canada affected by heart disease and stroke.

Change lives with your life insurance +

You can name Heart & Stroke as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy, or transfer the ownership of your policy, to create a legacy of life-saving research and healthier lives for future generations. It’s an incredible way to give the gift of life.

Donate your RRSP, RRIF or TFSA +

Registered savings plans provide you with security and support — and they can also give future generations the chance to have long and healthy lives free from heart disease and stroke. By making Heart & Stroke the beneficiary of your registered savings, you’ll support vital research and change the lives of others with your legacy.

RESOURCE: A guide to help you create your Will +

If you are writing a new Will, or updating an existing one, this guide can help. With tools to help you think about your wishes, make decisions for providing for your loved ones, and create your legacy for the future, the guide will give you peace of mind and a simple way forward.

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:

“To pay the sum of $ _______  OR to pay and transfer _______ % of the residue of my estate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada – Charitable Registration # 10684 6942 RR0001.”

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 legacy gift

Mary Goodfellow

Mary Goodfellow, Senior Advisor, Legacy Giving

Phone: 1-800-205-4438

Email: mary.goodfellow@heartandstroke.ca 


Paula McKinley headshot

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