The Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is a registered charitable organization that needs your involvement to continue to inspire stewardship of natural places through education and ecological experiences.
Giving Tuesday, November 29th, is a National Giving Day
Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday - now Giving Tuesday is coming to Canada on November 29, 2016. It is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The "Opening Day of Giving Season", it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others.
Donate by Phone or In Person
We can accept donations between 9:00 am and 3:45 pm weekdays and 12:00 noon to 3:45 pm on weekends. We can receive your donation in any currency by
- cheque (payable to Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary)
- credit card (Visa and Master Card)
- debit card
- money order
Donate by Mail
To mail in your donation, please print the Donation Response Form and send it in with your cheque or credit card information.
Consider a Donation of Securities
Depending on your personal financial situation, you may find your donation will go further if you donate securities or mutual funds in place of cash. Capital gains tax is not applied by the Canada Revenue Agency on donations of publicly traded securities. That means that 100% of the value of the securities will be applied to your donation and eligible for your tax receipt.
You can begin the process securely on-line with Canada Helps by clicking on the link below. Canada Helps suggests you consider making your donation before mid-December to ensure they can receipt your gift for the current tax year.
Choose the difference you want to make
Donate to one of the following funds or contact us to discuss your wishes.
The Bridges to Nature Capital Campaign
Our outdoor classroom, the wharf adjacent to the Nature House, was replaced in June 2010. We are now engaged in a campaign to raise funds to replace the entire floating walkway and south wharf. Built in 1991, this much-loved feature will soon need to be closed for safety reasons. Read more....
This program provides you with another way to support our Bridges to Nature Campaign and it doesn’t cost you any money! To receive a Smile Card for you our your group, please visit the Nature House during office hours. More details are available here.
Childrens' Nature Education Fund
Ignite the passion for stewardship and connect children to nature. Your support will help upgrade Nature House displays, provide outreach programs to schools and supply educational tools. Over 6,500 children participate in our education programs every year.
Ecosystem Restoration Fund
Restore a turtle habitat, provide a place for frogs to flourish, rehabilitate the native plant demonstration garden, control invasive plants, restore the Garry Oak meadow and upgrade the trails for our 65,000 annual visitors.
Members will receive the Sanctuary newsletter and are entitled to a 10% discount on programs, plants at the Native Plant Sales, and merchandise from our gift shop.
Your membership also helps the Nature Sanctuary have more influence when advocating for funding from government and foundations. The more involved you become the more you can shape the future of the Sanctuary while supporting education programs and stewardship services. You can join by phoning 250-479-0211 or by submitting the form from our Membership Page.
Monthly Giving Club
You recognize the importance of Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary in our region and want to join others in providing us with a steady stream of funding while saving us in processing costs. You will receive an annual tax receipt. We thank you for considering joining this important club today. You can join by phoning 250-479-0211 or by submitting the form from our Membership Page.
Planned Giving -- Leave a Legacy
You can provide a lasting legacy by providing a charitable donation through a bequest in your will. Contributors may determine where their funds are to be applied, or they may choose to leave allocation of the funds to the discretion of the Board of Directors. Let us know your wishes by contacting our Office Coordinator at email@example.com.
Attend Fund Raising Events during the Year
Watch the web site for news of special fund raising events, including our twice-annual Native Plant Sale. These events provide an opportunity to do something nice for yourself and the Sanctuary at the same time!
Join our Volunteer Program. Meet other people and find out how rewarding volunteering for a Nature Sanctuary can be! Please contact our Coodinator of Volunteers at 250-479-0211 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.