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The Will Campaign

Imagine struggling to do something 22, 000 times a day.

More than 2.8 million Ontarians face this reality each day as they struggle to breathe. You can help change that through The Lung Association’s Will Campaign.

What is the Will Campaign?

The Lung Association’s Will campaign brings together a group of well-respected local lawyers to give members of the public a chance to have their basic will and / or power of attorney written at a fraction of the typical cost.

  • Basic Will: $150 each
  • Basic Power of Attorney: $50 each (Personal Care, Continuing Property)

Our participating lawyers are donating 100% of their time to ensure that you have an up-to-date will and that your wishes are respected.

How does this work?

The first step is to register for the Will Campaign with a dedicated member of our team. The Lung Association will refer you to an available lawyer in your region who will discuss with you next steps in completing your basic will and/or power of attorney. You may be asked to attend the office for an initial consultation or be sent a questionnaire that will assist the lawyer in completing your estate planning documents.

You will be asked to make a donation to The Lung Association – Ontario for the total amount of the services agreed upon during the initial consultation. Your participating legal professional will forward the donation directly to The Lung Association on your behalf.

An up-to-date will written by a lawyer ensures your wishes are respected. It also avoids difficult decisions and legal complications for your loved ones.

Please note that unfortunately we cannot issue you a tax receipt for your contribution as there is a benefit to your donation.

Will the price be guaranteed?

The prices we list are for a basic will and / or powers of attorney.  Additional time that may be required for more complex services will be discussed with you at the time of your consultation and additional fees will be payable to the lawyer at the lawyer’s regular rate.

How do I register for the campaign?

You can register for the program by emailing thewillcampaign@lungontario.ca  or by contacting one of our regional offices:

Central Ontario
Véro Destrubé – Direct Marketing Coordinator
Tel: (416) 864-9911 Ext 271
Email vdestrube@lungontario.ca

Southern Ontario
Brantford Region/Hamilton Region: 
Sandy Lee – Manager, Community Engagement
(519) 753-4682

Northern Ontario
Grace Briglio- Manager, Community Engagement
(705) 256-2335

Eastern Ontario
Melanie Estable-Porter – Manager, Community Engagement
(613) 230-4200

When can I participate?

The Will Campaign is offered throughout the year at your own availability. We want to ensure we remain flexible within your own busy schedule.

Where dollars raised go

All proceeds raised through the Will Campaign will benefit your community by:

  • Promoting healthy breathing by fighting for policies that protect our air and educate Ontarians about what they can do to promote their own lung health
  • Supporting and advocating for those living with lung disease and fighting to challenge the stigma
  • Finding future solutions and cures to diseases through education and research to deliver a future of better breathing for all

I am a lawyer and would like to get involved with the campaign?

For more information on how to participate, please call us at 1-888-344-LUNG (5864) or email thewillcampaign@lungontario.ca.  We’ll put you in touch with one of our dedicated team members in your region.

Does the charity get a copy of the will?

No. The only documentation that is sent with your consent is the confidential declaration form which asks questions such as where people heard of the campaign, their age and contact details.

In cases where you or your loved one wish to leave a specific gift in your will to a charity such as The Lung Association – Ontario (via bequest, life insurance or gift of securities) you can inform The Lung Association directly. To learn more about Legacy Gifts and the different options to give, please visit this link.