Let’s plan your wild gift!

We are blessed to live in this environmentally rich part of the world. Since 1979, the Wildlife Rescue Association of British Columbia has been committed to saving the lives of injured or orphaned wild animals and expanding public awareness for living compatibly with our nature neighbours. Intentional gift planning has ensured the professional care of over 140,000 animals.

More than 32,000 calls from the community come into Wildlife Rescue’s Support Centre every year seeking assistance for wildlife at risk. As a result, we have become an international leader as the busiest wildlife centre in Western Canada.

Your legacy gift enables our team to respond to the increasing demand for wildlife impacted by humans encroaching on native habitats. Your support makes it possible to continue providing exceptional care by giving wildlife a second chance to live their natural lives.

Does the health and wellbeing of local wildlife align with your core values? If so, we are here to support your gift planning for your community’s wildlife.

Here are some benefits of including Wildlife Rescue in your gift planning:

  • Your gift supports a charitable cause that is meaningful and dear to your heart.
  • Your generosity provides the highest standard of care for many years to come.
  • You are supporting the busiest wildlife centre in Western Canada!
  • Your gift contributes to expanding care for a broader range of animals.
  • Our team is happy to support your customized planning, including gifts in the memory of loved ones.
  • You are invited for a tour of the wildlife facility!

By including Wildlife Rescue in your gift planning, you continue to help save injured or orphaned animals today and forever. Without a Will, your property and finances are settled according to federal and provincial laws which may not coincide with your wishes and values. Everyone can leave a charitable gift from their estate, regardless of its size. Every gift helps to provide injured or orphaned wildlife a second chance.

We recommend that you speak with your financial advisor, and work with a lawyer or notary to take you through the gift planning process to support the right decisions for you and your family. These professionals can also talk to you about the tax benefits of these gifts that would mean so much to wildlife.

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How to get started?

Are you considering a legacy gift to Wildlife Rescue? Please let us know because it helps us plan for increases of patients.

We are happy to provide basic guidance, review opportunities, and support aligning your values with saving wildlife. While Wildlife Rescue does not provide specific advice on how to make legacy gifts, we can provide you with gift planning opportunities and information you will need.

Gift Planning Opportunities

You choose the way you wish to include Wildlife Rescue in your estate planning:

  • Gifts in Wills – You can make a significant impact on MANY wild lives by naming Wildlife Rescue as a charitable beneficiary in your Will.
  • Life Insurance Policies (LIPs) – Name us as a direct beneficiary or donate your policy.
  • Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs), Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs), Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs) – Simply include Wildlife Rescue as a beneficiary.
  • Publicly Listed Securities – We provide you with a simple form to complete with your financial advisor.
  • Living Trust and Endowment Gifts – Your gift will be invested in a Vancouver Foundation endowment fund that provides Wildlife Rescue with ongoing interest income FOREVER! We are happy to connect you with our representative at Vancouver Foundation who will give you the complete details for this program.
  • Charitable Gift Annuities – Maximize your tax benefits now!
  • Real Estate

All your information is kept strictly confidential.

Information for your gift planning:

  • Legal Name: WRA Wildlife Rescue Association of British Columbia
  • Address: 5216 Glencarin Drive, Burnaby, BC V5B 3C1
  • Charity Registration Number: 131373490 RR 0001
  • Provincial Society Number: S-0014891

We encourage you to discuss your wishes with your family members and make them aware of your intentions so they can support your charitable goals. Please seek professional advice from experts to ensure the type and timing of your gift to Wildlife Rescue maximizes the advantages to you and your family.

Help us to honour your wishes for wildlife. You are invited to call us at (604) 526-2747 ext. 517 or fill out your contact information below and a member of our gift planning team will get back to you with more information. Please let us know once you have made the decision to include Wildlife Rescue in your gift planning.

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