Planned Giving: A Gift in Your Will

A legacy is important because it represents the values that you stood for during your lifetime.

It’s a statement about who you are and the things in which you believe. A gift in your will gives you the opportunity to support the causes that are important to you and in so doing, make a lasting impact on the type of world you would like to pass on to future generations. It ensures your compassion for others can live on.

“My brother’s artistic nature was greatly influenced by the simplicity of our Japanese sense of beauty–“shibui”–in harmony with nature. He felt that Nikkei Place and its effort to explain the Japanese Canadian history, and to retain the Japanese culture for future generations was a most worthy cause. He decided to support the effort and chose the Nikkei Place Foundation to be the beneficiary in his will.”
— Margaret Peters, Speaking of her beloved brother, Lawrence Iwasaki

Leave a legacy of your own for future generations

What is a Bequest?

A bequest is a charitable gift left in your Will. It is an easy and powerful way to support the causes that are most important to you. Whether a bequest is the first substantial charitable gift you make, or whether it is part of a long history of giving, a bequest is a great commitment to the kind of community you want future generations to inherit.

Contact us for information about:

Life Insurance
Endowment Funds
Private Giving Funds
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Other Planned Gifts

Why a Planned Gift?

If you choose to remember Nikkei Place Foundation in your will, you will be leaving a lasting legacy that honours your heritage and lays the foundation for a better future for those to come.

Your support would endow a vibrant community, and ensure Nikkei Place can continue to provide unique opportunities for both young and old in the future. The combination of cultural activities, language school, museum exhibits, seniors’ programs, seniors’ residence and Japanese restaurant make Nikkei Place a hub that enriches the lives of both Nikkei and Canadians.

Getting Started

How do I include a gift in my will?

The easiest way to include a gift in your will is to speak with a professional legal advisor who is experienced with preparing wills. If you need help finding a suitable legal professional, we would be happy to help you.

Download our planned giving factsheet to help you get started, or contact us at 604.777.2122 or

Using Our Legal Name

If you decide to leave a gift in your will to Nikkei Place Foundation, it is most important that you use our full legal name “Nikkei Place Foundation” to avoid any confusion.

Legal Name: Nikkei Place Foundation
Address: 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC V5E 4M7
Charitable Registration Number: 866135056 RR0001

Please tell us about your gift

Why notify us?

Some people leave a legacy gift to Nikkei Place Foundation without informing us — but we welcome the opportunity to express our gratitude. By making your gift known, it can also inspire others to make a similar gift to Nikkei Place Foundation, and help support future generations of Nikkei.

To notify us of a legacy gift you have planned, or to discuss the best gift option for you, please contact Naomi Kawamura at 604.777.2122 or by email at

Nikkei Legacy Circle

We welcome the opportunity to thank you. By informing us of your gift, you can become a member of our Nikkei Legacy Circle — an honourary society for donors who have decided to leave a legacy at Nikkei Place by making provisions for a planned gift in their will. It’s members also include for those who have donated to the Nikkei Place Foundation’s Endowment Fund. Through giving circles like these, we aim to cultivate meaningful relationships and community among our organization and its fellow donors.

Members are invited to special donor events, including our annual appreciation luncheon, and receive recognition in The Bulletin and on our website.