In Canada, 50% of adults don’t have a will

If you don’t make or update your will, others may decide who raises your children, takes your pets.

  • Aug. 18, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Fully 50 per cent of Canadians don’t have a will—help change that statistic.

The Central Okanagan Hospice Association (COHA) is committed to changing views on death and dying, by opening conversations and providing information about wills and health care planning.

Join COHA’s Make a Will Campaign by logging onto now to get started.

Those who sign up will receive an information package, list of professionals who are on-board to help, a gift of a reminder magnet and other valuable information.

Making a will is an opportunity to ensure that your wishes are carried out, and not left to others to make decisions, even after you’re gone.

Here are some disturbing facts: I you don’t make or update your will, others may decide who raises your children; others may take your pet to a shelter; and family members may have difficult and sometimes adversarial decisions to make about property and personal items.

Don’t let someone else make decisions for you—plan to make a will today. E-mail for more details.

Join in as COHA changes the statistics. Save the date for the free public forum with tax, estate, legal and health experts, on Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre.

This event will be webcasted where the public will be provided information and an opportunity to ask questions of the panel of professionals.