Together, we transform lives through healthy physical activity & sport.
We help people reach their potential by providing inclusive facilities, education and leading programs for children, youth and adults of all levels and abilities. We couldn’t do this without the continued support of our communities and donors.
Your Donation Transforms Lives.
CHILDREN ARE REACHED THROUGH OUR PROGRAMS EACH YEAR
PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY ARE SERVED THROUGH OUR PROGRAMS, SERVICES & FACILITY EACH YEAR
STUDENTS, ATHLETES & COMMUNITY MEMBERS BENEFIT FROM OUR FACILITY
Help us take the barriers away because all kids deserve to play. We help build confidence, bringing kids heart pumping, fun, physical literacy enriched sessions at schools, recreation and community centres and at PISE. Every dollar you give goes to the kids.
Every donation helps us make a difference in our community.
Our programs & services make a difference year-round. So can you.
Leave a Legacy.
Make a lasting impact for years, we’ll work with you to design a legacy gift.
A movement is building across the country. Over 3 million Canadians have left a gift in their Will to charity. This trend in “ethical Wills” has surged in the past three years, and it’s no surprise. With so much change in the world highlighting new and growing needs, people are looking for effective ways to make a big impact.
You have the power to give future generations of children the opportunity to experience quality sport and physical literacy enriched programs at the beautiful Pacific Institute for Education (PISE) in Victoria, BC. Your gift will help sustain PISE’s critical work in educating and bringing quality physical activity programs to children from vulnerable populations, including children with disabilities, Indigenous children and youth, newcomers to Canada, and children from families in need.
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 3.75 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?
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.
Past Capital Projects
The Field of Dreams Capital Project is now complete
On November 1, 2022, the field opened with new LED lighting!
In September, PISE officially opened a newly resurfaced turf field. In 2021, PISE received a $1M contribution from the Province of British Columbia’s Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program towards the Field of Dreams capital project. The newly resurfaced field includes a shock pad for the safety of athletes and participants using the field. The project also includes converting the lighting around the track and field to environmental LED, which will take place in late 2022.
“The Field of Dreams project will benefit the thousands of people who use the field for recreation and contribute to a healthy, vibrant community,” said Lana Popham, MLA for Saanich South. “This investment in infrastructure is an investment in people. Our government is proud to help make this project a reality.”
We are continuing to fundraise for the LED lights which help make PISE more green and sustainable!
In Summer 2020, PISE completed major accessibility improvements which include:
- Conversion of the front courtyard to a multi-sport, fully accessible training surface.
- Resurfacing of gymnasium floor and new spectator stands with accessible seating for Camosun College Chargers games, competitions and community events.
- Addition of accessible power-assisted door openers to classrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
- New shelters with accessible team benches for the Alex Campbell Field Turf.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund.
Thank you as well to our donors and the following organizations: