Help newcomers build their future in Canada

Donate to help newcomers in Canada. Your support will help them overcome challenges and start their new lives. Your donation can support programs like Multi-lingual Youth Circle and First Language Trauma Services (support for refugees and immigrants). These programs are not fully funded by the government, so your support is needed.

Donate by cheque, cash, or by giving a gift card

You can also donate directly to any of our programs and projects by cheque or cash. All donations of $20 and over are eligible for a charitable donation tax receipt.

Gift card donations

Donate gift cards to help refugees settle in British Columbia. This is an easy way to make an impact, whether you’re an individual, part of a school, book club, or faith community. Your donation will provide refugees with the basic things they need as they start over in Canada.

Cash, cheque, and gift card donation contact info

Contact Rebecca Irani via email at

Donation FAQs

Who is your online donation transaction provider?

We have chosen to use Canada Helps. For more than 22 years, CanadaHelps has been the trusted charity, informing, inspiring and connecting charities and donors, with the causes they care about. We have facilitated over $2 billion in giving.

If I choose to donate to ISSofBC will I receive a tax receipt?

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.

Are my online donation transactions secure?

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 Bambora.

How much of my donation goes directly to the project I want to support?

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.