Your Will Can Make a Difference

We have partnered with Will Power, a national movement to educate Canadians on the power they have to make a difference through their Wills.

Some donors think they need to be wealthy to make a gift to charity in their Will. Actually, no matter the size of your estate, you can be a part of this powerful movement for change.

Three people posing for the camera. One of the persons has a developmental disability

How Your Gift Will Be Used

With over 1000 Microboards running in British Columbia, Vela Canada, along with all our donors, help people with disabilities live the life they choose, independently and self-directed.

Everyone deserves to have a choice in how they live.

Your gift will help Vela Canada assist individuals in the set-up of a Microboard, maintaining connections to make sure the Microboard is running smoothly. Vela staff are available for any questions, and host regular events and webinars educating Microboard members about Microboards, the regulations, and any changes. Vela Canada’s relationship with individuals and their families is at the heart of Vela’s work, and our commitment is ongoing.

Can I Really Make a Difference with My Will?

In short, yes. By leaving a gift to Vela Canada in your Will you can make a bigger contribution than you ever thought possible.

Many donors believe that they can’t support both their loved ones and their favourite cause with their Will. The truth is, just a small percentage of your estate left to charity can have a big impact, while still leaving the majority for loved ones. Choosing to support your charity can also reduce and, in some cases, even eliminate the taxes to be paid. A win-win! 

Take a look at the free resources and tools on the Will Power website to learn about the common myths surrounding gifts in Wills , the potential tax benefits , and more.


If you would like to learn more about the Will Power Campaign or more about leaving Vela Canada a legacy in your will, then please contact Kim Thomas at [email protected].