Help immigrants and refugees learn, share and grow in British Columbia
Here are a few ways you can do this.
Here are a few ways you can do this.
Be at the centre of life changing opportunities for vulnerable immigrant and refugee children, youth and families by donating directly to ISSofBC programs not funded through government sources. Examples include MYCircle - a leadership program for youth, Reaching for Success - an afterschool program for multi-barriered children, and First Language Trauma Services - a holistic approach to helping refugees and immigrants.Donate
Refugees and immigrants now have help from a regional services hub in Vancouver —a one-stop housing and support centre. With your donation you can assist those most in need with building a brighter future in Canada. Donations directly support 18 temporary and long-term housing units, multilingual trauma support and treatment centre, youth drop-in and resource space, classrooms for English language learners, Preschool and Childcare centres, and community meeting spaces.Donate
Help refugees displaced by conflict, violence and persecution reunite with family in Canada by supporting ISSofBC’s Private Sponsorship Program. Through your generous donations you can help those most in need who have no prospect of returning home, start new lives in Canada. Your donation directly supports sponsorship such as start-up costs, food, clothing, housing and emotional support for one year. Read the story of Anas Schichmouse and his new beginnings in Canada thanks to the support of our generous donors.Learn More
Help newcomer women with young children overcome extreme isolation due to language, literacy, health, and financial challenges during the COVID-19 health crisis by bringing virtual settlement services into their homes. You donation helps cover costs of training and employing former refugees as Home Visitors providing newcomer mothers with vital support to not only weather the COVID-19 health crisis, but to adjust successfully to life in Canada.Learn More
Refugees dreaming about self-employment face limited access to funding to get started. Help our clients overcome start up costs by supporting our Ignite entrepreneurship program. By removing several of the prohibitive initial costs, the option of entrepreneurship becomes accessible to more refugees and encourages greater participation in business.Learn More
Help welcome refugees to British Columbia by donating to our gift card campaign. This is a practical way to make a difference either as an individual, part of a school project, book club or faith community. With your generous support, we can provide refugees with basic necessities as they start to rebuild their lives in Canada. This gift will be especially meaningful this holiday season!Learn More
Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for ISSofBC. They provide free towing across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to ISSofBC through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction.Learn more
Workplace giving programs through Benevity offer matching, volunteering and integrated grant management solutions for ISSofBC. Get engaged with Benevity through your current employer.Learn More
You can also donate direct to any of our programs and projects by cheque or cash. Simply fill out our donation form and mail or drop off at an ISSofBC location near you. All donations $20 and over are also eligible for a charitable donation tax receiptDownload PDF
Are you interested in supporting us? Consider an ISSofBC Supporting Membership (non-voting members). After completing the ISSofBC Supporting Membership Application Form, please forward the form together with the dues to:
Pat Lee (Membership)
ISSofBC - 2610 Welcome Centre, Vancouver, BC V5N 4L2
For more information please call us at 604-684-2561 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have chosen to use the Vancouver based Charitable Impact Foundation for all our online donation transactions. To date, Charitable Impact has facilitated more than $530 million in donations and is helping more and more people build the brighter future they imagine.
Yes, when you give through Charitable Impact, you’ll immediately receive a charitable donation tax receipt from the foundation through your listed email address. The foundation exists only to give money away, and is responsible for ensuring your dollars reach the recipient you choose. ISSofBC will also be listed on the receipt as the donation receiver. If you choose to donate by cheque or cash directly to us, ISSofBC will issue you a charitable tax receipt in a timely manner.
Yes, Charitable Impact never sells your personal information, nor do they sell client lists to third parties. All other information provided such as user names and addresses, donation history, allocation history, etc. — are stored in a secure database. They never store your credit card information (card number, expiry date and verification code) in their system. This information is stored exclusively — and securely — by the credit card processor Beanstream.
Charitable Impact does not charge an administrative fee on your gifts and having an account is also free. However, online donations, like all transactions, always incur processing fees at 2.8 per cent - lower than most other charity websites. It’s what banks and credit card companies charge for putting a transaction through. The rest of your donation goes directly to the intended project at ISSofBC.
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