Why Do Our Local Catholic Schools Need Your Help?

While it is true that our local Catholic Schools receive a portion of their funding from the provincial government’s education grants, it is only 50% of the per-pupil operating cost of our local public school district.

Parents and families of students usually bear the largest portion of the costs associated as they pay fees per student registered in our schools. Our local parishes also contribute funds annually in support of their mandate to provide and ensure a Catholic Education is available for all Catholic families. Capital improvement projects, facilities, etc. are not funded by government in any way and as such must come out of our operating budget entirely. This is true for all BC Catholic schools.

The goal of our Catholic Schools is to provide a focused and appropriate education that is reflected and obtained through Catholic principles and teaching, while striving to prepare the whole person for a successful life here on earth and for their eternal soul in heaven. Your gift is one small way that you can help in our common pursuit of this goal for each of our local families.

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Making A Gift

Straight Donation
Any individual or business is able to make a cash donation to the general fund of the St. Joseph School Council for use as need dictates. Giving in this fashion allows the Council to allocate your gift where it is deemed to be needed the most.

Gift Donation
Offerings of land, large or precious assets or other similar items are also accepted by our Catholic Schools. For details, guidelines or just to ask questions concerning your proposed gift please contact Pamela Lovering at the school office or by email at Email Pamela Lovering.

Targeted Donation
Any individual or business may direct which specific initiative or project they would like to direct their donation towards. For example a gift could be earmarked as directed towards technological upgrades to the school campus or new sports equipment. If you wish to target your gift in this manner please contact a member of the St. Joseph School Council or the administration and see what projects or initiatives are currently in need.

Tuition Vouchers
This Council initiative allows for the pre-purchase and gifting of Catholic Education to a student, group of students or a family.
These vouchers can be used to offset existing tuition costs or simply help out a family or friend in need. They can be presented as named gifts or provided anonymously, whichever method the giver prefers. For details, please contact the Pamela Lovering at the school office or by email at

Tax Receipts
All cash donations to St. Joseph Catholic School are eligible for official Canada Revenue Agency charity receipts. For details on the amounts eligible, the process and how to go about receiving your charitable tax receipt please contact Pamela Lovering at the school office or by email at