Legacy Circle

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Our Oceans. Our Future. Your Legacy.

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The ocean is our planet’s life support system. From generating half the oxygen we breathe, to feeding the world’s population, to mitigating the effects of climate change – humans rely on the oceans for our very survival.

We don’t inherit the planet from those who came before us, we borrow it from future generations.

What kind of oceans do we want to leave our children and grandchildren?

The oceans are facing challenges like never before. Microplastic pollution, overfishing, habitat destruction, and ocean acidification threaten the future of our oceans and the very future of the human race.

However, with your legacy gift, you can help shape the future. You can make an enduring impact on the health of our oceans, our planet and ensure that future generations will continue to enjoy the wonders of the oceans in the same way you have.

Join the Legacy Circle

The Legacy Circle honours those who leave a future gift to Ocean Wise. Members of the Legacy Circle enjoy special privileges, including invitations to exclusive events, estate planning seminars, special updates and other activities uniquely tailored to deepen your knowledge of ocean issues and bring you into our community of ocean advocates.

Legacy Giving is Easy to Do

Our team can help you create a legacy that truly expresses your passion and values. You can elect to leave a legacy in the following ways:

Wills and Charitable Bequests

Remembering Ocean Wise is a powerful, yet easy way to protect the ocean. Download Sample Will Wording.

Gifts of Life Insurance

Name Ocean Wise the owner and beneficiary of a policy or transfer ownership of an existing policy.


Name Ocean Wise Conservation Association as a beneficiary of your RRSP, RRIF, Pension or TFSA.

Information for Canadian and American donors:

Legal Name: Ocean Wise Conservation Association
Canadian Charitable Tax Number: 11928-2119-RR0001
American Charitable Tax Number: 98-0050185
Address: PO Box 3232, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3X8

We invite you to learn more about leaving a legacy with Ocean Wise by contacting Vanessa Abaya, Director of Development, at 604-659-3780 or toll free 1-800-375-8776 or [email protected].

“Your passion should be your legacy so it was natural for me to support Ocean Wise with a planned gift. It means a lot to me knowing that my family and the organization I love will thrive long after I am gone.”

– Shawn Siak, Legacy Circle Member