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    Let protecting human rights be your legacy to the world

    Become a Human Rights Guardian

    “How can those of us who are passionate about freedom and justice for all help to create a world in which human rights are respected generations to come?

    Portrait of Alex NeveBy leaving a legacy gift for human rights through Amnesty International and becoming a Human Rights Guardian. This way, we can ensure Amnesty International has the re-sources it needs to respond to human rights abuses and prevent them altogether. 

    Taking the step now to become a Human Rights Guardian means your voice will continue to be part of the global chorus defending human rights.”

     

    - Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International

     

    Your impact on the future of human rights

    You can help Amnesty International be there wherever and whenever injustice occurs

    While visiting relatives in Iran, Canadian Hamid Ghassemi-Shall was taken from his family, thrown into prison, tortured and sentenced to death. After Hamid’s wife, Antonella, contacted Amnesty International, thousands of supporters across Canada mobilized to save his life. With the help of people like you who take injustice personally, Hamid’s five-year ordeal finally came to an end and he returned to Canada.

    “With your support, I’ve been reunited with my family. With your support, I don’t have the nightmare of execution anymore. With your support, I got my freedom back. Thanks.” - Hamid Ghassemi- Shall 

    Your gift of a lifetime—a gift in your will to Amnesty International— can help save lives, end torture, and free the wrongfully imprisoned now and in the future.

     

    Find out more about how you can be an enduring voice for freedom and justice

    Download our full information package about becoming a Human Rights Guardian by making a lasting gift for human rights through Amnesty International.

     

     

    Check out our basic guide to writing your will

    Download our basic guide to writing your will for tips on the information you need before meeting with an estate lawyer, and the things you should consider before selecting an executor.

     

     

    More ways to leave a lasting gift for human rights

    Whatever form of legacy gift, you will pass on the values that you believe in and stand for during your lifetime. Your legacy gift, whatever its size, will help stop human rights violations for future generations.

    A gift in your will
    Life insurance
    RRSP’s and RRIF’s

     

    What you need to know: sample wording for wills

    Sample wording for a residual gift in your will:

    “I give to Amnesty International Canadian Section (English Speak-ing) currently of 312 Laurier Ave East, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 1H9, all (or __ %) of the residue of my estate, to be used at the discretion of the organization.”

    Sample wording for a specific gift in your will:

    “I give to Amnesty International Canadian Section (English Speak-ing) currently of 312 Laurier Ave East, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 1H9, the sum of $__ to be used at the discretion of the organization.”

    Download Amnesty's legal information and sample wording for wills

     

    How much can I give? 

    Use our online gift calculator to find out the benefits

    You can make a long-lasting difference and receive significant tax benefits when you support Amnesty International. Learn how using our new online calculator.
     

    We’d love to hear from you!

    If you are thinking about leaving a gift in your will, or any of the other ways to leave a lasting gift for human rights, we would be happy to talk to you about this important decision.
     

    Portrait of Janet Park Portrait of Hala Al-Madi Portrait of Jessica Brodribb
    Janet Park Hala Al-MAdi Jessica Brodribb
    Manager, Major Giving & Legacies Fundraising Associate-Legacy Giving Fundraising Associate-Legacy Giving
    (416) 363-9933 (335) (613) 744-7667 (223) (613) 744-7667 (212)
    jpark@amnesty.ca halmadi@amnesty.ca jbrodribb@amnesty.ca

     

    Disclaimer

    The Legacy Giving information on this website is provided for general information purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice and assistance from your lawyer, financial advisor, or tax consultant.

    We recommend that you discuss your plans with your lawyer and/or financial advisor before proceeding with a legacy gift.