Make a Planned Gift

Many of our supporters have discovered that with a little planning, you don't need to be wealthy to make a profound difference in CNIB's work. We're here to help you explore the various donation methods to ensure your future gift is tax effective and takes your family's needs into consideration.

Your gift can be tailored to your personal, financial and tax circumstances and we can work with you and your advisors to make sure your wishes can be met and are consistent with CNIB's goals.

To begin this conversation, please contact Ruth DSouza, Manager, Planned Giving toll-free at 1-800-563-2642 (ext. 7006) or email 

Already arranged an estate gift to CNIB? Please let us know by kindly completing the Gift in Will Confirmation Form​ today

Please note: It’s important to remember that you’ll need to use our full legal name when making a gift in your will. Please use “The Canadian National Institute for the Blind” on all legal documents.  ​​
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Gift in your will

Leaving CNIB a gift in your will is a wonderful way to make a difference in the future and ensure we can be there for people with sight loss. ​

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Gift of life insurance

Make CNIB the beneficiary of your life insurance policy and make a larger donation than you might have thought you could afford.​

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Charitable remainder trust

If you’re over 75, a charitable remainder trust can be a tax-effective way to benefit yourself and CNIB.​

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Charitable gift annuity

​If you’re at least 70 years old, you can receive a guaranteed, regular income for life while making a difference for people with vision loss.​​​​

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An endowment is an investment fund set aside for CNIB where a portion of the interest generated goes to supporting our work. 
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Gift of property

A gift of property is a unique way to minimize the tax paid on current income and support people living with vision loss.

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You can donate the proceeds of your RRSPs, RRIFs and your TFSAs to CNIB by naming us as the beneficiary. ​

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Friends for Life

Donors who’ve named CNIB in their estate plans are our Friends for Life. They come from all walks of life, but share the same vision for the future.​


The information provided on these pages is general in nature and not intended to be a substitute for professional legal or financial planning advice. CNIB encourages all donors who are planning a significant gift to seek independent legal and/or financial planning advice.​