Other Ways to Give

Your donation will make a very real difference in the lives of orphaned, sick and injured wildlife by providing the special care, veterinary supplies, food and housing they need to thrive and be released back to the wild.

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 they need.

2018 RVWS Calendar

Our 2018 calendar is now available to order.

The calendar features gorgeous photos and stories of our wild patients. Order early as we sold out last year. Shipping begins mid-November. 

To order by Paypal, choose the quantity below. You can also send a cheque to PO Box 266, North Gower, ON K0A 2T0. Thank you for supporting wildlife in need.


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Donate Online

You can donate online now through our secure website.

If you prefer, you can also donate through CanadaHelps or Paypal.

Cheque or Credit Card Donations by Mail

Print the donation form (PDF) to make a single or monthly donation by mail.

United Way Campaign

You can direct all or a portion of your United Way donation or payroll deduction to the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary by using the pledge form provided by your employer. Simply fill in our name and charitable registration number (82731 7744 RR0001). While the names of donors are not provided to us, we thank you for your gift.

Wishlist Donations

You can donate services, or new or gently-used supplies on our wishlist. Wishlist items can be dropped off at the Sanctuary or several locations in Ottawa. Send us an email for drop-off locations.

Fundraise for Wildlife

There are many ways to raise funds to help orphaned, sick and injured wildlife. You can host a party, hold a bake sale or garage sale, or organize a sporting event or benefit concert. For more information and to request fundraising materials, contact us at 613-258-9480 or by email.

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match donations that their employees make to a registered charity. It’s an easy way to double the impact of your personal gift to the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. Ask your employer if they have a matching program in place.

Legacy Gifts

A bequest in your will to the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary will have a lasting impact on the lives of orphaned, sick or injured wildlife. For more information, contact your lawyer or the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary at 613-258-9480 or by email.

Gifts 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 us at 613-258-9480 or by email.