Even more companion animals on Haida Gwaii will now be supported and protected through the creation of the new Gwaii Animal Helpline Fund.
The Gwaii Trust Society is committed to assisting Haida Gwaii non-profits and charities improve their self-sufficiency through the creation of endowment funds through the Haida Gwaii Community Foundation (HGCF). On September 28, 2023, the Gwaii Trust Board approved the establishment of the Gwaii Animal Helpline Fund to support the well-being of companion animals in Haida Gwaii on a long-term basis. The Gwaii Trust Society has also agreed to match donations up to a total of $50,000 in the first year.
Says Peter Grundmann, Chair of the Gwaii Animal Helpline Society, “We are thrilled with the opportunity to work with the Haida Gwaii Community Foundation and the Gwaii Trust Society to build a financial foundation to sustain animal well-being in Haida Gwaii!”
Donations can be made through the donation form on our website HERE or through a cheque payable to the Haida Gwaii Community Foundation. Cheques can be mailed to PO Box 588, Masset BC, V0T1M0. All donations in the first year will be matched up to a total of $50,000!
About the Gwaii Animal Helpline Society: The Gwaii Animal Helpline Society (GAHS) is a BC registered non-profit society located on Haida Gwaii, which is the unceded territory of the Haida Nation. We are solely volunteer-run. Our primary mandate is to support and encourage humane treatment of abandoned, surrendered, injured, or neglected companion animals who need human assistance. Visit their website for more information.
About the Haida Gwaii Community Foundation: The HGCF was established by the Gwaii Trust Society in the fall of 2016 as an opportunity to receive funds and issue tax receipts to donors. It is a registered Canadian charity, B/N 833633811RR0001. Visit our website for more information.