How can I help?

Supporting CPAWS' conservation work is easy.

Benefits

Your financial support makes our work possible. And we make it go a long way -- CPAWS spends over 70% of each dollar on conservation and education.

When you make a donation of $20 or more to CPAWS, you'll will receive the following benefits for one year:

You may opt out of receiving any of these benefits by informing the CPAWS office at 1-800-333-WILD at any time.

Corporate matching gift program

Did you know that many workplaces in Canada offer a program where they will match your donation to charities that their employees support? A corporate matching gift is a great way to increase the impact of your personal contribution to wilderness protection by double or even triple that amount. CPAWS will use that gift to work toward our goal of protecting at least 50% of Canada's wilderness in the next ten years.

There are some simple steps to follow. First, check with your human resources department to see if your company has a corporate matching gift program. If they do, request the matching gift form from your employer. Complete that form and send it to CPAWS along with your donation. CPAWS will verify your gift with your employer and they will send us the matching gift.

If you have any questions, please contact us - thanks for your support!

Recycle your clothes & books in support

The next time you are cleaning out your closet, support CPAWS-BC by dropping off your used clothing in blue bins across the lower mainland that are specially marked with the CPAWS-BC logo. CPAWS-BC partners with Trans-Continental Textile Recycling Ltd. in the clothing donation fundraising program.

If you would like more information on this fundraising initiative, are interested in hosting a clothing bank at your business location, or have an idea for a placement, please contact Jackie Peat at jackie@cpawsbc.org or call 604-685-7445 ext. 22.

Please call our office at 604-685-7445 for a list of bin locations.

Your business can support CPAWS BC

CPAWS-BC is grateful for the generous support of the following businesses and organizations:

We have also partnered with some great local businesses that support our vision, who offer some special benefits available only to our Wilderness Protection Club monthly donors. 

  • Eagle Wing Tours - 20% discount to their tours and packages
  • Fitness on the Go - two free sessions (limited to monthly donors on Vancouver Island only)
  • YYoga - 15% off 5-class, 10-class and annual memberships
  • Evo Car Share - free registration and 30 mins of free drive time

Not yet a monthly donor? Become one and join our Wilderness Protection Club today to defend Canada’s wilderness for years to come.

We also acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia

Most of the wilderness left in B.C. and our coast is in public hands. Our goal is to protect at least half of it. Your company can help keep British Columbia wild forever by supporting CPAWS-BC. If you are a company that incorporates or strives toward sustainable and best environmental practices in your operations and management, you can help CPAWS-BC protect our parks, wilderness and oceans through a number of options.

Our members are dedicated wilderness, parks and oceans enthusiasts around the province who work hard to conserve B.C.’s wild spaces who are attracted to businesses with environmental values. By supporting CPAWS-BC, you can make contact with these wild supporters and increase your customer base around B.C.

In return, we will promote your contribution in our e-newsletter to over 10,000 supporters around B.C., on our website, at events, through social media and in our print newsletter.

Monthly giving

Join over 1,200 Wilderness Protection Club members in supporting CPAWS conservation every month of the year. Contributing to the WPC is easy!

What is the WPC?

The WPC is an automated monthly giving program that directly supports CPAWS conservation projects. Giving smaller, monthly gifts of $5, $10, $20 or any amount you choose is a simple, affordable way to contribute to our conservation work all year round.

How do I join?

Joining the Wilderness Protection Club is easy:

Mail your completed form to: CPAWS, 5410-698 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3K6.

Give a wild gift

Go Wild Gifts

Go Wild Gifts

New this year: Shirts, hats and more that look great and support our work. Not only are Go Wild Gifts fun, friendly, and cozy, they’re also environmentally and socially responsible!

Tribute cards

Tribute gifts

Send a card to a loved one when you donate in honour of a special occasion – birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and other special occasions!

Planned giving

When you leave a gift to CPAWS you’ll be helping to conserve our country’s magnificent wilderness forever. You’ll be ensuring that tomorrow’s children will still hear the call of the loon and the white-throated sparrow in our forests.

Planned gifts help ensure that generations to come will enjoy the magnificent wilderness and wildlife that Canada has to offer.

Once you have decided how much you can afford to give, you may wish to consider one of the following types of planned gifts:

  • Life insurance
  • Charitable gift annuity
  • Charitable remainder trust
  • Bequest

To make a planned gift, please contact us.

Gift of Securities

A gift of securities to a charity benefits both the donor and the charity. Listed Securities include stocks, bonds, bills, warrants and futures traded on approved stock exchanges in Canada and certain other countries. They also include mutual funds.

To make a gift of securities, please contact us.

Seasonal e-Cards

Seasonal Cards

This holiday season, give a gift of wilderness protection - send an e-card to family, friends or a loved one.

Shop for your seasonal conservation cards here.

Take action

Your voice really does make a difference. Check out the current actions you can take, and sign up for email alerts.

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Volunteer

Volunteering with CPAWS is a great way to make friends, learn about conservation firsthand, and be part of our mission to protect Canada's wilderness.

Current opportunities:

Check with your local chapter for more opportunities:

Have fun for a good cause!

Dedicate your next event to wilderness conservation!

Thinking of doing an activity or hosting an event and looking to support a cause? Hosting an event or leading an activity is a great way to support wilderness conservation while doing something you love. Whether it’s a long distance hike, casual dress day at the office, a special evening or a school activity, CPAWS is glad to help promote and support you and your initiative, if you would like to raise funds in support of protecting Canada’s wilderness.

Activity/Event Ideas

  • A  walk/run/paddle/hike/bike journey
  • Themed days in office where participants pay to participate
  • Loose change collection jars displayed at local retailers/school/office
  • Talent show, a poetry night, a movie night
  • Used book sale
  • Silent auction
  • Yard sales
  • House cleaning squad
  • Dance-a-thon, skate-a-thon, bowl-a-thon, hula hoop-a-thon… you get the idea!
  • Let your imagination go wild!

What CPAWS can offer

  • Informational materials
  • Promotion to the CPAWS network
  • CPAWS swag ( t-shirts, thermoses, tuques) at cost
  • Advice
  • Ask us! We can do lots more!

Contact: vicki@cpaws.org

Please fill out our Third Party Fundraising Application form and let CPAWS know what you’re doing to help!  For more information click here.