Wills and Bequests

If you care about the West Island, there is an opportunity for you to leave your mark, now and forever.

West Island Community Shares has a Gift Planning-Legacy Giving program to sustain its mission of making sure help is available for the 1 in 5 West Islanders who count on a local community group for help each year.

A planned and legacy gift is simple to make and is an excellent way of ensuring that vital services remain available, now and forever.

You can leave a gift in your Will.

When planning a gift in your Will to West Island Community Shares, you must name West Island Community Shares as the beneficiary. You can bequeath:

  • a specific amount, or
  • a percentage or the residual of your estate

Planned giving is above all a gesture that comes from the heart. However, it is important to be informed about the tax regulations which will be applied. The more structured your planned gift is, the greater its impact.

Your professional advisor can help you decide which option(s) will work best for you and your family. 

To download our pamphlet on Planned Giving, please click here.

To download our Planned and Legacy Giving Policy, please click here.

Our Next Event

We hold events regularly through the year. See below for details of the our next event.

The Children's Gala

Date: Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Tickets can be found HERE.


The Children’s Gala benefiting West Island Community Shares is a benefit event held under the honorary chairmanship of Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank. The theme for this year’s festive family event is Harry Potter and Disney! (https://galadesenfants.com/)

Dress your children in character and come enjoy orchestral music as well as a circus show for the entire family!

Adult: $25
Child: $15

11:00 a.m.
Doors open
Photo session for everyone

12:00 p.m.
Lunch boxes for everyone

1:00 p.m.
Opening remarks
Musical variety show and circus

2:00 p.m.
Dessert cocktail

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