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, TechStart - an intenstive IT training program for newcomers, 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 highly-motivated immigrant and refugee participants with much needed transportation support to attend a four-month code bootcamp, occupational language and soft skills training through TechStart. This project provides coding skills training and placement addressing well-documented skills gap in the tech sector. Transportation supports have been identified as major barriers by the participants.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.Download PDF
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)
2610 Welcome Centre, Vancouver, BC V5N 4L2
For more information please call us or email.
We have chosen to use the Vancouver based Chimp Foundation for all our online donation transactions. Since 2008, more than $25 million has been given using Chimp. The foundation has distributed gifts to over 3330 Canadian charities.
Yes, when you give through Chimp, you’ll immediately receive a charitable donation tax receipt from the Chimp 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, Chimp 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.
Chimp does not charge an administrative fee on your gifts and having a Chimp account is also free. However, online donations, like all transactions, always incur processing fees at 2.8 per cent. 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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