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Donor stories

Profiles of WCS Canada donors

Inspired by Wildlife

Sonia has been a loyal monthly donor to WCS Canada for three years. She is an avid animal lover who believes in the importance of preserving our planet's wildlife and wild places for future generations. Sonia knows the great impact of monthly giving,

“I understand that protecting vulnerable species requires sustained efforts and resources, which is why I decided to become a monthly donor. Plus it is convenient and affordable to give smaller monthly gifts that are automatically processed so I don’t have to worry about forgetting to donate.”

Sonia immigrated to Canada four years ago and was inspired to support wildlife after visiting a national park and witnessing the beauty and majesty of Canada’s wild places. “I was in awe. I saw this bighorn sheep running up a mountain. It was such an unforgettable and incredible moment. I had tears in my eyes, and I thought how sad it would be if people in the future don’t get to experience this!” she says. After learning how much wildlife and their natural habitats are threatened in Canada, Sonia knew she had to take action to help.

“I was in awe. I saw this bighorn sheep running up a mountain. It was such an unforgettable and incredible moment. I had tears in my eyes, and I thought how sad it would be if people in the future don’t get to experience this!”

Since becoming a monthly donor, Sonia has been able to contribute consistently to our conservation efforts. She appreciates the impact of her regular donations and the fact that they help WCS Canada plan for the long term. “I enjoy seeing the updates in the monthly newsletter about the progress of conservation projects. I love that I always learn something new and it makes me feel connected to this cause that’s so near and dear to my heart”, Sonia adds.

Sonia feels a deep sense of satisfaction knowing that her donations are making a difference. “ I am proud to support a science-oriented organization that is impactful and committed to protecting and preserving wildlife and habitats for future generations”, she says.

At WCS Canada we are grateful for Sonia’s ongoing support and dedication to our mission. Monthly donations help us to continue our critical work and make a real difference in protecting Canada’s vulnerable wildlife and wild places. Join Sonia today by becoming a monthly donor to take part in our mission to protect wildlife and build a bright future for everyone. Because a better world for wildlife is a better world for everyone!

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A Helping Hand for Wildlife

Arthur Law and Emily Chiu are passionate about nature and wildlife. As a retired couple, they enjoy exploring nature by taking long walks or practicing Tai Chi in parks when the weather allows. “My favourite routine from Spring to Fall is enjoying the crisp, fresh air on our walks early in the morning. Before the city’s hustle and bustle begin. We have kept it up for the 30 years that we’ve been married”, he says.

“Nature nurtures us and that’s why we need to be good to mother nature in return."

Arthur, a retired banker and teacher, has always been interested in wildlife, especially large animals like whales and bears. But his drive to protect wildlife has heightened over the past decade. “Nature nurtures us and that’s why we need to be good to mother nature in return, but our behaviour, especially over the past few decades has harmed nature.” Says, Arthur. He adds that he can see an increase in the number of news he hears about floods, storms, wildlife loss or extinction, forest fires, water contamination, air pollution, starvation, and drought. “Many of these are the result of our impact on nature. That’s why I am keen to help bring balance back to nature.”

“WCS Canada checks all the boxes for things we care about, wildlife, climate action, and ecosystems.”

Emily and Arthur are loyal donors to WCS Canada and hope more individuals will be inspired to support wildlife and vulnerable ecosystems. “WCS Canada checks all the boxes for things we care about, wildlife, climate action, and ecosystems”, says Arthur. “I have been an admirer of WCS Canada since I first learned about it from a friend. I read about the impact of your work, and I was impressed. I wanted to be a part of this organization’s conservation efforts because wildlife deserves every bit of support our human hands can give them”, adds Emily.

Arthur recognizes the tough task ahead of conservation organizations like WCS Canada. He thinks that from government agencies to individual members of society we all have a role to invest in protecting Canada’s biodiversity.

As a member of WCS Canada’s legacy circle, the Northern Lights Circle, Arthur has made provisions in his will to leave a gift to WCS Canada. To Arthur, this is a very easy and obvious choice.

“I feel like this is something that everyone can afford and should do. This is how we can support future generations by saving nature. This is the best way to leave a legacy.”

Arthur is awed by wildlife. “Their intelligence, resilience, and majestic beauty are inspiring. I hope we all take action before it’s too late to help preserve their habitats and save these wildlife species so future generations can benefit from the wonders of nature.”