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Thank you to those of you who have supported the development of emerging artists by donating to the Canadian College of Performing Arts. Your charitable donation will help us sustain our mission to provide excellent training in the Performing Arts to talented youth from across our nation and internationally!

The Canadian Heritage Arts Society is a not-for-profit society registered in British Columbia. It is registered as a charity with Canada Revenue Agency (#131341356RR0001). Donors will receive a charitable tax receipt for all cash donations.

Donors can participate in many ways by selecting where their gift should be awarded or by making a donation to Area Of Greatest Need.

Intense. It’s mind-blowing how much I’ve learnt. I am truly blessed to be at CCPA.

Olivia SimpsonVictoria, BC

Ways to Give

Endowment Funds
In Celebration
In Memory / In Honour
Third Party Events
Legacy Giving
Gifts In-Kind
Merit-Based Award Support

Endowment funds secure the future of the College – and are all eligible for up to a 100% matching grant!

The Canadian Heritage Arts Society holds two Endowment Funds with the Victoria Foundation. Proceeds from the Legacy Scholarship Endowment Fund support various student academic awards, while the Canadian College of Performing Arts Fund promotes the sustainability of the College. Thanks to Canadian Heritage’s Canada Cultural Investment Fund, the impact of each donation made to these endowments has the potential to be doubled.

Donations can be designated to either fund by donating to the Canadian College of Performing Arts or by contacting the Victoria Foundation. All donations made before October 31st each year will be matched by the Canadian Cultural Investments Fund.

Make your wedding, birthday celebration or next special occasion even more meaningful by not only fulfilling the dreams of young, emerging artists to have a professional career in the performing arts but also supporting the development of arts and culture in every province and territory in this country as well as around the world. Consider a gift to the Canadian College of Performing Arts when you are planning a wedding, birthday, retirement or anniversary.

Make a memorial gift or a gift in honour of a loved one. A notification of your gift will be sent by mail. Please provide the name and address of the next of kin or the honouree.

Turn any activity into a fundraising opportunity and let your imagination run wild. From bake sales to golf tournaments to dinner parties – the possibilities are endless to raise funds for programs at the College. Contact our office at to let us know what you are planning and how we can provide you with our brochures and other materials.

As you plan your estate you may want to consider giving to the College. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can ensure that your generosity lives on, while at the same time securing the maximum possible tax benefits for your estate.

The simplest option is to leave the College a bequest in your will. It could be a sum of money or a gift in kind such as artwork, securities or real estate. Whatever you choose, your estate will receive a charitable donation tax receipt. Depending on the size and nature of your gift, you could eliminate all of the income tax on your final tax return – and possibly on the return for the immediately preceding year as well.

There are also other options that may make more sense, for both you and the College. Some of these could allow you to make the donation now and benefit for some or all of the tax credits without having to surrender control of the asset. Contact Emma at 250 595 9970 or for more details.

The College accepts gifts-in-kind if they can be used in support of the mission of the school. We are only able to accept gifts of in-kind goods and materials if we have publicly posted a request for it, and/or it addresses a current and timely need, and we have the space required to store it. A charitable tax receipt may be available with proof of current fair market value.

CCPA has a number of internal and external donors who contribute to our awards program. Nominations are made based on specific criteria or submission by the student for those requiring an essay. A panel reviews the nominations/essays and selects the successful recipients. See the financial aid page for examples of available awards and criteria.

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This Little Light, 2016 | director Jane Johanson | photo credit Don Craig
Sweet Charity, 2019 | director Barbara Tomasic | photo credit Peter Pokorny