Gift Planning Resources

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Vancouver is a corporation sole, incorporated in BC in 1908, as the entity that represents the Catholic Church in the geographical area designated as the Archdiocese of Vancouver.

Charity Name: Roman Catholic Archbishop of Vancouver
Charitable Registration No.: 11884 9470 RR0004
Address: 4885 Saint John Paul II Way, Vancouver, BC V5Z 0G3

If you would like to learn more about wills and estate planning, we would be pleased to help. We can answer your questions about general estate planning and provide additional information on different ministries or areas needing support at the Archdiocese of Vancouver. Please contact us.

“To pay [the sum of $_____ OR _____% of my estate] to the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Vancouver (#11884 9470 RR0004) to be used as determined by the Archbishop of Vancouver.”

If the gift is for a specific parish or ministry, please use:

“To pay [the sum of $_____ OR _____% of my estate] to the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Vancouver (#11884 9470 RR0004) for the benefit of [name of Parish, City or ministry] to be used as determined by the [Archbishop of Vancouver or parish pastor].

If, in the opinion of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, it should become impossible, inadvisable, or impractical to use this gift for the specified purpose(s), then the Archdiocese may use the gift to the best advantage of the Archdiocese, keeping in mind the original wishes of the donor.”

If you would like to make a donation of securities, please fill out our Gift of Securities Authorization Form.

To designate the Archdiocese of Vancouver as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or other financial account, you will need to contact your plan’s administrator or your bank and ask for their beneficiary designation form. When you fill it out, please use the following information:

Legal name: The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Vancouver

Address: 4885 Saint John Paul II Way, Vancouver BC V5Z 0G3

Charitable Registration No.: 11884 9470 RR0004

If you are interested in supporting a specific parish or area of our mission, it is best to discuss your plans with our Gift Planning Officer before completing your beneficiary designation form to confirm the Archdiocese of Vancouver can carry out your wishes.

Many beneficiary designation forms do not include space for restricting your gift.  Please contact us, and we can separately document your wishes.

For More Information

We can work with you to tailor your contribution to support the areas of our mission most important to you. To learn more about how your gift can make a difference, contact Henrietta Lam, Gift Planning Officer, at 604-683-0281 or plannedgiving@rcav.org.

Please consult an attorney, financial advisor, or other professional for assistance with creating your estate plan.

If you have made a planned gift to the Archdiocese of Vancouver, please fill out our Declaration of Intent form.

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