Generational Giving

Leave a legacy for Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice

We honour and respect people who remember us in their will. RAVEN has been successful in stopping a major tar sands pipeline, protecting a sacred lake from open-pit mining, and in helping to restore habitat for endangered woodland caribou. With your help, the future of RAVEN’s work will be a legacy worth passing on to the generations that follow.

The transfer of wealth that will take place in the next generation has a huge potential to fund Indigenous-led legal cases; cases that are an innovative and effective way to curtail unsustainable industrial development, drive systemic change and continue the work of building toward decolonization and reconciliation.

Indigenous values and principles that guide decision-making include having long-term perspectives that consider the well-being of future generations. And as settlers working through the issues raised by colonization, choosing to give back as we leave this time on earth deepens the commitment to reparation, and can help strengthen Indigenous-led legal actions aimed at lasting, positive change.

A will is an easy, cost-effective way to ensure that your final wishes are respected. A bequest is a gift from your estate that will reduce your estate taxes. You can give as much or as little as you want and you can always change your mind.

Making a Bequest

A charitable bequest through your will provides a future gift while allowing you to retain full control of your property and reduce estate taxes. If you are interested in a planned gift, we recommend you discuss the idea with your financial or legal advisors and our staff before drafting or making changes to your will or estate plan.

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We are here to work with you to streamline this process for your clients and to answer any questions you may have.

Contact: RAVEN's Development Director, Carly Eldstrom
Legal name: RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values & Environmental Needs)
Charitable Business Number: 85484 0147 RR0001
Phone: 250-383-2331
Address: 509-620 View St. Victoria, BC V8W 1J6

Sample Clauses


The information provided by RAVEN is not intended as a substitute for professional financial or legal advice. We strongly advise you to consult a lawyer and/or financial advisor to determine which options are best for you and your family, and to maximize the tax advantages of your gift.