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 Canada Helps you’ll immediately receive a charitable donation tax receipt from the foundation through your listed email address.

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, CanadaHelps respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information. If you would like to know more you can view their privacy policy.

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

Online donations, like all transactions, always incur processing fees.  The rest of your donation goes directly to the intended project at ISSofBC.

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