Healthy physical activity changes everything.

PISE works with 4,000 kids each year through funded programming to bring them heart pumping, bone building, sweaty fun. We deliver physical literacy enriched sessions at schools, recreation and community centres and at PISE. Because physical activity improves overall well-being, emotionally, physically and mentally, we focus on providing opportunity to kids in financial need and kids with a disability.

ALL KIDS DESERVE TO PLAY. Learn more about PISE’s impact.

Of note, children from more disadvantaged or at risk backgrounds do not have the same opportunities for physical activity and often live in environments that contribute to poor health. The programming by the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence, essentially a targeted universality approach, has the opportunity to address these inequity issues both from a socio economic and physical disadvantage perspective.
~ Dr. Richard S. Stanwick, Chief Medial Health Officer, Island Health

  • Checkmark 1 out of 3 children are obese or overweight
  • Checkmark Only 9% of 5 – 17 year olds get the necessary 60 minutes of heart-pumping activity
  • Checkmark 40% of indigenous Canadian children live in poverty
  • Checkmark Physical inactivity costs the British Columbia health care system an estimated $335 million per year

Where your money goes

Our Kids

Gift of PLAY Annual Campaign

Help kids in our community participate in physical literacy programs, whether it be sending a child to camp or providing resources to the programs.

Our Facility

With your donation, we can continue to provide our community, athletes and students with the leading-edge facilities and equipment that transform lives.

Our Athletes

You can provide a developing athlete or team with the training they need to improve every day, excel in their sport, and ultimately achieve excellence.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are donations processed?

PISE partners with CanadaHelps to process online donations. CanadaHelps is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to increasing charitable giving in Canada. The CanadaHelps platform is one of the most stable and low-cost available in Canada (the processing fee is 3.5 per cent). A portion of the fee goes to CanadaHelps to support its services for charities and the remainder of the fee goes to cover costs incurred from credit card companies, banks and other financial institutions. By using CanadaHelps, PISE is able to offer a trusted and reliable online donation experience for donors.

Is my donation secure?

Yes, Canada Helps and PISE are registered charities that follow the guidelines set out by the Canadian Revenue Agency. For more information, you can review CanadaHelps’ Privacy Policy.

Is my online donation via CanadaHelps tax deductable and do I get a receipt?

CanadaHelps will email qualified donors a tax receipt as soon as your one-time donation of $20 or more is submitted. For monthly donations, you need to follow the prompts to set up a CanadaHelps Donor Profile where you can manage your monthly donations and access your tax receipts.

Can I donate with a cheque?

Yes! Thank you for asking. Please make the cheque payable to PISE and mail it to: PISE, 4371 Interurban Rd., Victoria, B.C. V9E 2C5. Please do not mail cash. Please provide a return mailing address so we can send you a tax receipt.

What is PISE’s gift acceptance policy?

PISE accepts gifts, including in-kind gifts and services, donations, grants and funds. For more information, please contact Stacey Lund, Business Development Manager.