Information for Lawyers

cbm Canada
3844 Stouffville Road,
PO Box 800
Stouffville ON L4A 7Z9
Toll Free: 1.800.567.2264
P. (905) 640.6464
F. (905) 640.4332

Legal name:
Christian Blind Mission International

Charitable Registration Number:
10691 8329 RR0001

cbm Contact:
Grace Soukup, Manager, Planned Giving
T. 905-640-6464 x288
1-800-567-2264 x288

Information for Executors and Estate Trustees

cbm Canada’s Estate Administration Policy

Legal name: Christian Blind Mission International
Operating as: cbm

The following is information cbm Canada requires from the Executor(s) in order to demonstrate to third-parties, such as its external auditor, that the full wishes of the deceased have been carried out according to their Last Will and Testament.

For a Specific Bequest:

  1. A copy of the Notice of Application for Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee with a Will or Letters Probate.
  2. A copy of the pertinent portion of the Will where cbm Canada is listed to receive the specific bequest.

For a Residual Bequest:

  1. A copy of the Notice of Application for Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee with a Will or Letters Probate.
  2. A copy of the entire Will.
  3. A copy of the List of Assets and their value at date of death.
  4. A copy of Executor’s interim and final accounting of receipts and disbursements for revenue accounts and capital accounts.

cbm Canada’s Process for Handling Requests by Excecutor(s) to Vary the Will:

  1. cbm Canada will ask for the request to vary the Will to be submitted by the Executor(s) in writing along with a copy of any background documentation that the Executor(s) may have.
  2. cbm Canada will forward the estate file to cbm Canada’s legal counsel who will review the file and advise cbm Canada on next steps.
  3. cbm Canada’s lawyer will communicate either directly to the Executor(s) or to the legal counsel for the estate.

Download PDF files

  1. cbm Canada’s Estate Administration Policy
  2. Responsibilities and Duties of the Estate Trustee

Legacy of Love
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Little Bits of Good

Theodore ClarkeIn 1994, something happened to me that changed the way I think about disability. I developed a brain tumour. It was an acorn-sized lump under my skull that was going to continue growing if the doctors didn’t act.

Thank the Lord, the doctors were able to remove the tumour. Unfortunately, I also lost part of my inner ear. I was completely deaf in my left ear – and suddenly, everything was different.

I couldn’t tell which side anyone was speaking to me from. I had to relearn how to walk because I had no sense of balance.

My doctor said my body was like a jet engine with one propeller broken off. That’s exactly what it was like. I was spinning out of control without my second ear for balance.

Eventually, I relearned how to walk and adjust my hearing. And while learning to live without hearing in one ear was challenging, it seems like nothing compared to losing your sight – especially if you’re living in one of the poorest countries of the world.

I was able to go to a doctor and get my tumour taken care of. A mom with cataracts in Africa doesn’t have that option without our help.

That’s why I started giving to cbm. The idea that I could save someone’s sight for just $33 seemed like a no brainer. That’s all it takes to help somebody see.

“That’s why I’m planning to leave a gift to cbm in my Will. If a gift in my Will can be used to give someone sight – or to fund a child’s clubfoot surgery, to me, that’s the best thing I can do with the blessings God’s given me.”

If I can change even one person’s life – that’s significant. Little bits of good can add up to change the world. And I’d like to do what I can to be a part of that.