Thanks to donors like you, the James Bay Community Project is a source of help for hundreds of people every year.

You make a difference with every donation.

The James Bay Health and Community Services Society, operating as the James Bay Community Project is a registered charitable organization (Charitable #11897 2702 RR0001).

With your help we can Build Community for people of all ages.

Choose your way to support the work of JBCP today!

Here are the ways you can donate:

  • In person during business hours, 8:30 a.m. – noon, Monday to Friday with cash, cheque, VISA or MasterCard.
  • By phone with your VISA or MasterCard number. We can be reached at 250-388-7844 Ext. 0 from 8:30 a.m. – noon, Monday to Friday.
  • By mail to The James Bay Community Project,  547 Michigan St., Victoria, BC V8V 1S5. You can mail a cheque or fill out a donations form with your charge card information.
  • Online giving with your charge card by using CanadaHelps, a secure on-line method to make a contribution.

Need more info?

Click on a listing in the column to the right or feel free to contact us directly:

Celebrate the life of a friend or loved one with a donation in his/her memory to support the work of the James Bay Community Project. Your gift will be acknowledged with a card to the family, and a thank you letter and charitable tax receipt to you.

Your gift options include:


  • Download the In Memoriam Form, print it, fill it out and submit it with your donation to James Bay Community Project. Please do not mail cash – you are welcome to drop this off in person.
    If you would like to receive a copy of this form in the mail, please contact us by phoning 250.388.7844 or send an email to

Download a copy of the donation form to fill out and submit it with your donation to the James Bay Community Project.

You may  also choose to make your one-time gift securely online through Canada Helps:

You recognize the importance of the work of the James Bay Community Project and want to join others in providing a monthly gift. Thank you for choosing to make a sustained gift – your options include:

  • Cheque or pre-authorized credit card: download and fill out the donation form. Please mail or drop off your completed form during operating hours with the reception desk staff. A charitable tax receipt will be sent to you at the end of the year.


Changes to the Income Tax Act have eliminated the income tax on capital gains generated from the sale of publicly listed securities, if those securities are donated to a registered charity prior to sale.

Additionally, donors will receive a charitable tax receipt for the full market value of the securities, which can be used to further reduce income tax.

Donating securities to the James Bay Community Project will provide the donor with a greater tax advantage than selling the securities and donating the cash directly.

Please use this Canada Helps link to make a secure donation online:

There are so many creative ways that you may make a future gift using your accumulated resources or assets, rather than income.  A bequest in your Will, life insurance policies (as noted below), property or publicly listed securities are just some of the most common methods. Please contact us today ( to find out how your Legacy Gift can benefit people in need now and for years to come. 

You can also consider getting independent, knowledgeable advice from legal and financial advisors when planning a substantial gift. They may suggest options for saving taxes now by transferring ownership of property, publicly listed securities or a life insurance policy to a charity. Or, they may have recommendations for the best way for you to make a difference through leaving a bequest in your will. 

Did you know that your donation has the potential to be even more substantial when given through a life insurance policy?  

  • As the purchaser of the policy you may choose to retain ownership of the policy and name your chosen charity as the beneficiary; or you can designate your charity of choice as both the policy owner and recipient.
  • Regardless of the policy ownership, benefits can include an increased tax credit for you while also increasing your charitable donation amount.
  • You will have the ability to set up a payment plan that best suits your means without it impacting your quality of life.

If you would like more information about this type of planned giving, please get in touch. One of our Board members can be available to explain the details and answer your questions so you can make an informed decision. 

Donate an item or service towards our fundraising efforts (auction; raffle) or to help us maintain vital programs and services for lower-income families with children, youth and seniors.

Your gift may be eligible for a tax receipt. With your consent, your act of goodwill to the James Bay Community Project will be publicized; this will increase awareness of your business and build up your relationship with the wider community.

Helpful items include but are not limited to:

  • furniture and floor rugs (for use in our Family Resource Centre);
  • kitchen appliances (to support our meal programs for lower-income families and seniors);
  • food (unopened canned goods that are still viable; fresh produce; food rescue programs; etc).
  • clothing for women and men, including accessories and jewelery (for resale at our thrift store)

All donations should be in excellent shape so they are still useful. This helps us make the best use of our time and capacity to be able to support the community.

Please get in touch if you have something to offer, a donation idea to explore or for more information.


We are grateful for the support of the Ministry of Children & Family Development (MCFD) and the United Way, without which the James Bay Community Project could not continue to serve so many community members in so many ways.

We also gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia. 

We would like to thank and acknowledge the City of Victoria. The Project is a recipient of a permissive tax exemption from the City of Victoria in relation to its property tax.

We are filled with gratitude towards Heron Rock Bistro for their generous sponsorship of The Project.

Funding for the JBCP Family Resource Centre comes from:

  • Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) 
  • Health Canada – CAP-C (Community Action Plan for Children)
  • Times Colonist Raise-A-Reader Fund
  • ColdStar Freight Systems (food donations)
  • Short term grants
  • Donations and fundraising
  • Sponsorship

We also highly value and appreciate our many private donors and anonymous donors who respond so generously to our annual campaign and who donate spontaneously throughout the year. 

All profits from our thrift store – the Community Closet – support programs at the James Bay Community Project. We appreciate your donations of clothing to the Community Closet, and your patronage of the store.

Thank you!

Your generous support helps sustain our work throughout the year so we can continue to provide vital services to your community.

Donors 2021-2022

George Jamieson

Marie Louise Logan

Robert McMillan

James Barry

Jim Bekkema

Philip Calvert

Lauren Clavora

Mary O’Donoghue

Winifred Sewell

Sylvia Austin

Elizabeth Brown

Sharon Buchan

Robert Carlen

Colleen Cattell

Andrew Chong

Lynda Cronin & Peter Heap

Malcom Foy

Peter Jong

Keith Kroeker

Jessica Leger

Donald Mason

Pauline MacKenzie

Garth Mayhew

Susan McPherson

Mary J. Norton

Tim Schober

Catherine van Mossel

Maria van Sloun

Arleigh Trail

Joseph Vroom

Marjorie Welch

Sharon Wiener

Anne Beveridge

Geraldine Bulosan

Moira Dann

Monique Duclos

Chris Ferguson-Martin

Tom & Dallas Goodchild

Sarah Hilliard

Andrew Johnston

Barbara Marshall

John Martyn

Brent Mason

Glenys McArthur

Margaret Murphy

Pavitra Parikh

Derek Pym

Vladimir Raivitch

Robin & Chris Rohrmoser

Emily Tarves

Joanne Thibault

Helen Tuele

Ruth Wall

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