MAKE A DONATION
Your donation to the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary will help orphaned or injured wildlife, that would otherwise have no chance at survival. Your donation will be used to help with basic expenses, such as formula and food for the animals, veterinary supplies and services, and caging supplies.
The Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary does not receive any government funding. Our work is made possible solely through the generosity of the public, businesses and foundations.
There are many ways you can help native wildlife receive the care and rehabilitation they need to be able to return to their natural habitats.
You can make a secure online donation through CanadaHelps. At CanadaHelps, you can choose how much to give, when to give and how often to give. You can also make a donation in honour or in memory of someone special. You will also receive your official tax receipt directly from CanadaHelps.
Become a Member
Become a member of the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and receive our Newsletter, and invitations to special events and our Annual General Meeting. Click here to download a donation form.
Send a Cheque
You can mail a cheque payable to the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary at:
P.O. Box 266
North Gower, ON K0A 2T0
Give A Gift in Honour or in Memory of Someone Special
You can make a secure donation in the name of a friend or family member through CanadaHelps or by clicking here to download a donation form. The Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary will send a colour certificate to the recipient on your behalf, together with your customized message.
Give the Gift of Securities or Stocks
You can transfer a gift of publicly traded securities to the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary without having to pay capital gains taxes. For more information, contact RVWS at 613-258-9480 or by email.
Donate Products or Services on Our Wishlist
You can donate services, or new or gently-used supplies on our wishlist. Wishlist items can be dropped off at the Sanctuary or at three convenient drop-off locations in Ottawa (Kanata, Nepean and South Keys). For more information, contact RVWS at 613-258-9480 or by email.
There are many ways to raise funds to help injured and orphaned wildlife.
You can distribute and collect donation boxes, host a party, hold a bake sale or garage sale, organize a sporting event, organize a benefit concert. For more information and to request fundraising materials, contact RVWS at
613-258-9480 or by email.
Leave a Legacy
A gift in your will helps to ensure that the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary can continue to care for injured, sick or orphaned wildlife and provide advice to residents with wildlife conflicts. For more information, contact RVWS at 613-258-9480 or by email.