Ways to Give

Help us create a welcoming community! Your donation will help ICA support immigrants as they settle into their new community. Please make your tax-deductible donation and help us provide even more services to those in need.

Online:

Make your tax deductible donation online by clicking here.

Mail Your Gift or Visit Us: 

Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
930 Balmoral Rd.
Victoria BC V8T 1A8

Please make cheques payable to ICA.

Donate appreciated stock or mutual funds

When you donate appreciated stock, you save on your taxes in two ways:

  1. you receive a charitable gift tax deduction
  2. you don’t pay capital gains taxes on the shares you donate.

If you want to help immigrants and refugees settle into their new home here in Victoria, we invite you to consider making a donation of appreciated stock. All you have to do is down load this form (LINK) and print and fill it out yourself or share it with your broker who can fill it in and send it to our credit union, Van City.

Click here for the form.

If you need assistance please contact Sheryl Sackman, Development Coordinator at ICA: ssackman@icavictoria.org

Include the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria in Your Estate Plan

Giving to the charitable causes that matter most to you during your lifetime is a meaningful and powerful way for you to express your personal values and priorities. Remembering your most cherished causes in your estate plan is a way for you to ensure that the support you gave during your lifetime can continue and that future generations will benefit from your generosity.

One of the easiest ways to ensure your vision of a strong community is by naming the Inter-Cultural Association as a beneficiary in your will or living trust. Here is sample language you can use:

“I give, devise, and bequeath to the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, the sum of $________(or a percentage of your estate).

Other ways you can leave a legacy for immigrants and refugees:

  • Gifts real estate or other property you own;
  • Naming ICA as a beneficiary of your retirement or insurance plans;
  • Making ICA the beneficiary of bank accounts using the Payable on Death or Transferable on Death designations; or

Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria is a registered nonprofit. Our Charitable Tax Registration Number is 107509838RR0001.

Let Us Know

While it is certainly not necessary to do so, if you have already named the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria in your estate plans, we would be grateful if you would let us know.

You may do so by emailing our Development Coordinator, Sheryl Sackman at ssackman@icavictoria.org.

We encourage you to consult your professional advisor on the best way to ensure that your wishes are carried out and any possible tax or legal advantages that may be available to you.

Help a Refugee

ICA will continue to assist community sponsoring organizations or five or more Canadian citizens or permanent residents who get together to sponsor a refugee or refugees. Sponsoring groups assist with financial obligations, as well as the reception, housing, and care of the refugee newcomers when they arrive to the region. More info

Smile Card Fundraising Program

Did you know that you can support ICA when you grocery shop?

By using a Thrifty’s Smile Card, issued through ICA, 5% of your purchases are donated to back to ICA. This program is a great way to support ICA with no cost to you!

Email development@icavictoria.org to pick-up or have your card mailed to you.