Your donation to the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society BC Chapter defends nature all across British Columbia. It protects parks and conservation areas that shelter wildlife, keep our water and air clean, and nurse nature through climate change.
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (known as CPAWS) is Canada’s only nationwide charity dedicated solely to the protection of our public land and water. CPAWS is comprised of 13 community-based chapter offices from Yukon to Newfoundland, and a national office located in Ottawa.
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – British Columbia (known as CPAWS-BC) is the BC-based chapter of CPAWS. CPAWS-BC maintains an office in Vancouver with more than 10 staff, as well as several staff working elsewhere in the province, all of whom are dedicated full-time to the protection of nature in British Columbia.
CPAWS-BC is the British Columbia chapter of CPAWS, a national organization made up of 13 individual chapters located across the country.
When you give to CPAWS-BC (online through cpawsbc.org), your gifts are put to work here in British Columbia, to the area of greatest need. Your donations ensure that our expert staff can meet with First Nations and local communities to support conservation, conduct and review research, attend public meetings and advisory committees on protected areas and endangered species, create and distribute resources, and push government for legislated protection for our most threatened land and seascapes.
When you give to CPAWS (online through cpawsbc.org), or by mailing a gift to or calling our National office), your gifts are used for work across Canada.
CPAWS-BC accepts gifts of cash, securities, and planned gifts (like bequests, annuities, and life insurance). You can choose to make a one-time gift, or support conservation year-round through automated monthly donations. If you are interested in making a gift-in-kind (by donating property, artwork, goods, etc.), please contact us so we can help make arrangements.
Of course! If you would like to direct your donation to a specific campaign area or project, please include that information in the note section when making a gift online, mention it when you call to make a donation, or include a note with your request when mailing a cheque. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Monthly donors will receive their tax receipts for the previous year’s gifts in the mail during the first few months of the year.
If you make a one-time gift of $20 or more online, you should receive a tax receipt immediately via email. If you do not receive it, please check your spam folder for an email with the subject “Thank you for donating.” If you require further assistance, please contact us at email@example.com
If you make a one-time gift of $20 or more over the telephone or via mail, please allow up to three weeks to receive your tax receipt in the mail. If you do not receive it within that time frame, please let us know.
If you make a one-time gift of less than $20, you can request a donation receipt by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org