Frequently

Asked

Questions

BC Conservation Foundation has made a significant impact in conserving BC’s natural environment. Through our work with First Nations, salmon, wetlands, endangered species, forestry, restoration, wildlife – and numerous other areas – the Foundation is one of the most active environmental organizations in the province.

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What do you do?

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We administer, implement and deliver a variety of conservation-related programs and projects. We focus on science-based education, engagement and collaboration.

We provide our partners and clients with project management services for the administration, implementation and delivery of environmental projects.

The geographic scope of our projects are run through three regional offices on Vancouver Island, Southwestern BC, and Central & Northern BC. Each regional office is connected to the communities in which we live, work and play.

Regional Coordinators are responsible for client relations, contract negotiations, proposal writing, finances and all aspects of project management. We provide administrative support that includes payroll and financial accounting services. We also run our own conservation programs.

 

 

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How do you do it?

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We are a mission-driven, registered, non-profit charity that delivers project management services in the environmental sector. We measure our value through a blend of economic, social and environmental outcomes. A percentage of our revenue is reinvested into mission-aligned conservation efforts across BC.

We are professional communicators that adapt to changing situations, work on various management platforms, and have strong relationships with numerous partners across the province.

BC Conservation Foundation focuses on developing partnerships to support the conservation of fish, wildlife and their habitats.

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Where do you get your funding?

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Our funding comes from a combination of fees charged on projects we manage. We also apply for grants from philanthropic foundations and receive private donations.

We take no operating grants from the government or special interest groups.

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 What is your administration fee?

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Our administration fee is 15% and is based on a cost-recovery model. We do not make a profit from this fee. BC Conservation Foundation assumes financial risks in administering projects and hiring employees, ensures we have the financial capacity to bankroll projects to completion, and operates under a transparent and accountable organizational framework.

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What makes you different from other environmental organizations?

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BC Conservation Foundation believes each environmental non-profit organization has a role to play. We do not focus solely on one issue. Rather we fulfill a niche within the environmental sector by administering, managing and implementing projects on a fee-for-service basis. We undertake a wide variety of conservation projects in partnership with First Nations, government, non-profits and post-secondary education institutions.

We provide a comprehensive Health and Safety program 24 hours a day, seven days per week that provide our funders, staff and contractors quality assurance and peace of mind that safety remains our highest priority.

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Are you subsidized by the government?

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No

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 How can I help?

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You can make a tax-deductible donation to BC Conservation Foundation by clicking on Giving.

Feel free to contact us about your ideas for developing new initiatives, projects and partnerships.

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 How do I apply to work with the BC Conservation Foundation?

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Please check out our Opportunities, whether you are interested in Careers or Volunteering. We offer an array of opportunities depending on the terms of each position. Feel free to submit your cover letter and resume with each job listing.

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How do you fulfill your mission?

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Our latest strategic plan provides more information here.