Giving to

Why to Give

Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society is only as great as its supporters. While HGHES semester programs are accredited through the University of British Columbia, HGHES is not eligible for direct financial support from the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, which subsidizes universities and other recognized higher education institutions in British Columbia.

As a result, each year the HGHES faces significant challenges to keep student fees as low as possible so that our programs are accessible to all potential students, no matter their socio-economic background.

Current student tuition and program fees cover just 70% of HGHES' annual budget. Therefore to keep these student fees low, we rely on the contributions from people like you who believe in our mission to help make our unique educational opportunity accessible to all interested students.

When you give a gift to HGHES, you join our mission to develop and offer transformative education inspired by Haida Gwaii, shaping the future one student at a time.

The HGHES is a registered Canadian charitable organization (BN: 823626627RR0001) that can issue tax receipts for all Canadian donations.

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Ways to Give

Online: You can make an instant gift online gift through our website by just clicking the "Donate" button below. Online donations are secure, instant, and can be done from the comfort of your home. Please forward your mailing address to for tax receipt purposes.

E-transfer through online banking: If you would like to make a donation through Interac E-transfer from your online bank account, please make it out to the HGHES Financial Manager Debbie Pearson, email Please include your mailing address for tax receipt purposes.

Cheque: Please make cheques payable to Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society and mail to:

Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society, PO Box 927, Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0, Canada

Phone: We welcome the opportunity to connect with potential funders over the phone. Debbie Pearson, Finance Manager, is available at 250-559-7885 ext. 227 during office hours.

Recurring monthly or quarterly gift: By signing up to give a recurring donation, donors are providing HGHES with a stable and predictable source from which to make informed and balanced budgetary decisions. If you would like to make a recurring monthly or quarterly gift to HGHES, please contact Debbie Pearson, at 250-559-7885 ext. 227.

Establishing an endowment: To establish an endowment fund, whereby a fixed percentage of the investment income generated from the principal amount is used to fund the HGHES program and operating expenses, and student bursaries, please contact Debbie Pearson, our Finance Manager, at 250-559-7885 ext. 227 or by email

Real Estate, Estate Planning and Securities/Mutual Funds: Please direct enquiries to Debbie Pearson at

Tax receipts will be issued for all Canadian donations.