The Wild Sheep Society of British Columbia has a preferred charitable organization – Mountain Wildlife Conservation Society (MWCS). Donate today!
MWCS is a registered charity and as such they can issue donation receipts that can be used for tax credits or deductions. Donate today with your credit card or you can contact email@example.com to make payment via emt or cheque.
In addition, eligible WSSBC Life members can make a charitable donation to MWCS through our Monarch membership program.
Thank you for supporting wild sheep conservation.
The Wild Sheep Society of British Columbia is excited to announce to our members and supporters that there is a new opportunity to make charitable donations that support wild sheep projects and important conservation initiatives.
We have partnered with a newly formed charitable organization – Mountain Wildlife Conservation Society (MWCS). This new charitable organization’s purposes are closely aligned with our own, and the MWCS board of Directors is composed entirely of members of our society. In fact, the President of the MWCS is Kyle Stelter, WSSBC Chief Executive Officer while both WSSBC President Korey Green and WSSBC Vice-President Chris Barker serve on the MWCS Board of Directors. MWCS’s bylaws state that three of the seven Directors must be appointed by Wild Sheep Society of BC.
MWCS is a registered charity and as such they can issue donation receipts that can be used for tax credits or deductions. Anyone seeking to make a charitable donation to the MWCS can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with the necessary details. You can make these donations with confidence that the money you contribute will be allocated to wild sheep conservation initiatives that are supported by the Wild Sheep Society.
In addition, the WSSBC has agreed to offer recognition through our Monarch program for anyone wishing to contribute to MWCS.
Some members may wonder why the Wild Sheep Society of BC did not apply for a charitable designation. With the assistance of professionals, we carefully considered a charitable application and decided that it was not a viable option for our society. One such reason is that registered charities have less flexibility than we currently enjoy.
This affiliation with Mountain Wildlife Conservation Society provides an option for those seeking a registered charitable donation, while our WSSBC maintains its ability to continue its great conservation work in the manner it always has.
Mountain Wildlife Conservation Society’s Purposes are:
- To protect the environment for the benefit of the public by reducing pollution and by cleaning up or remediating polluted water such as the Gataga River to protect the wild sheep habitat and other forms of plant and wildlife,
- To advance education by conducting research to identify possible disease outbreaks amongst bighorn sheep in order to help restore their habitat, and to disseminate the results of such research to the general public,
- To advance education by providing webinars and presentations on wild sheep and wild sheep habitat including issues relating to disease, habitat loss, predation and other issues that affect diminishing wildlife on the landscape to the public,
- To protect the environment for the benefit of the public by conserving or restoring ecosystems and biodiversity by carrying out biodiversity and habitat restoration projects such as developing invasive plant management plans for affected areas,
- To receive and maintain a fund or funds and to apply all or part of the principal and income there from, from time to time, to qualified donees as defined in subsection 149.1(1) of the Income Tax Act (Canada), and
- To carry out activities which are incidental and ancillary to the attainment of the above mentioned charitable purposes.