Making a gift in your will


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A gift in your will is a significant expression of hope for the future and an expression of solidarity with people, families, and communities around the world.

Thank you for your commitment to the work of Inter Pares and to our counterparts in Canada and around the world. We invite you to consider leaving a gift to Inter Pares in your will.

Often our first thought about our legacy is for our family – helping them to live joyful, healthy, and secure lives once we are gone. Your legacy can also provide resources that contribute to building a more just and equal future globally.

Inter Pares is honoured that many of our donors have trusted us to steward their resources after their lifetime to support social justice for generations to come. With this support, and in collaboration with our counterparts, we strengthen efforts to create meaningful progressive change in communities in Canada and around the world.

Our individual roles in the process of change are not always visible, but they are all significant.

How to leave a gift in your will to Inter Pares

A gift in your will can take a few different forms, based on your wishes. A bequest can be:

  • A percentage of your estate
  • The remainder of your estate after the payment of specific amounts to others
  • A stated dollar amount

A gift in your will of any size can have a significant impact on the long-term sustainability of Inter Pares’ work.

Here is some sample wording to consider:

“I give to Inter Pares, 221 Laurier Ave. E., Ottawa, ON, K1N 6P1, X per cent of the residue of my estate for general use.”

“In the event that (named beneficiary) pre-deceases me, or dies within 30 days of my death, I give to Inter Pares, 221 Laurier Ave. E., Ottawa, ON, K1N 6P1, X per cent of my estate for general use.”

“I give to Inter Pares, 221 Laurier Ave. E, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6P1, either the sum of $X and/or the asset (i.e. stock, bond, RRSP/RRIF) for general use.”

Here are the details to include in your will when making a gift to Inter Pares:

Inter Pares
221 Laurier Ave. East
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 6P1
Charitable number: (BN) 11897 1100 RR0001

Who to speak to at Inter Pares

We hope you will reach out if you have any questions, or if you are interested in leaving a gift in your will to Inter Pares. If you’ve arranged a gift in your will already you are under no obligation to tell us about it. However, we would love to be able to acknowledge your thoughtfulness.

You can reach out by getting in touch with Lorraine Hudson.        

613-563-4801 ext. 1144

Lorraine Hudson

The Margaret Fleming McKay Legacy Fund

Inter Pares named our legacy fund after Margaret Fleming McKay. Margaret began supporting Pares in 1987 because of her concern for the status of women globally. She told us: "I've always been interested in the fact that women did most of the work in the Third World, and that their lives were so difficult."

When Margaret passed away in 2005, she left Inter Pares a gift in her will, which carries forward part of her legacy. Over the years, Inter Pares has been honoured to receive gifts from people who, like Margaret, wish to extend their commitment to creating a just world for future generations.