All the ways you can give to The Narwhal

The Narwhal is an award-winning online magazine that publishes in-depth and investigative journalism about Canada’s natural world.

We refuse to run advertising on our site or to put up a paywall. It’s a model we’re proud of, but one that only works because of the generous support of readers who give what they can to make our work possible.

The Narwhal is a registered journalism organization, which means Canadian taxpayers can claim a tax credit for their donations in support of our journalism. These donations are treated just like a donation to a Canadian charity.

The most common way for readers to support The Narwhal’s investigative journalism is by becoming a monthly member with a recurring gift of any size. (Existing members can go here for more info.)

The Narwhal is accepting donations to support our press freedom case against the RCMP.

We also welcome one-time gifts, automatic monthly bank deposits and donations through PayPal. For those who prefer to mail a cheque, our address is:

The Narwhal News Society
Suite 634
185-911 Yates St.
Victoria, BC
V8V 4Y9

Other ways to give

Gifts of securities

A gift of securities that have appreciated in value is one of the most tax-effective ways to give. Eligible securities include publicly listed stocks, bonds, mutual fund units or exchange traded funds on approved stock exchanges in Canada and internationally. There is beneficial tax treatment of these gifts because they are generally exempt from capital gains tax.

Here’s how it works:

  • You make a gift of eligible securities directly to The Narwhal.
  • You receive a charitable donation receipt for the fair market value of the securities.
  • Your gift is exempt from any capital gains tax of the appreciated securities, in most cases.
  • The Narwhal will sell the securities and the proceeds will fund our journalism.

Visit this CanadaHelps page to make a securities donation.

Gifts in a will

Including a gift in your will for The Narwhal helps build a legacy of investigative environmental journalism. Legacy gifts provide vital, stable support for our work and whether your estate is large or small, you can make a difference for years to come.

After you have remembered your loved ones, please consider including The Narwhal in your will.

An illustration of two narwhals crossing tusks with the title: A lasting legacy.

Here is some information that will be helpful when you meet with your lawyer to draft or update your will:

Legal Name: The Narwhal News Society
Registration #: 84648 8773 RR0001
Address: Suite 634 185-911 Yates St, Victoria BC V8V 4Y9

If you’d like to learn more, please email Atenas Contreras, Director of Operations & Finance:

(When making decisions concerning your estate, please seek independent professional advice from your lawyer or financial advisor.)

The Narwhal Fund for Journalism

The Narwhal Fund for Journalism is an endowed fund held by the Ottawa Community Foundation for the ongoing support of The Narwhal’s journalism. In an endowed fund the capital is retained with the annual proceeds used to fund journalism in perpetuity. You can contribute to the endowment by a variety of means including cash gifts, gifts of securities or gifts through a will.

If you’d like to learn more, please email Atenas Contreras, Director of Operations & Finance:

1% for the Planet

The Narwhal is a proud non-profit partner of 1% for the Planet, a global movement to increase support for solutions to environmental problems.

If you own a business, membership in 1% for the Planet means committing to donate one per cent of gross sales to non-profit organizations in the environment space. Membership is also open to individuals interested in pledging to give one per cent of their annual salary.

Whether you’re already a 1% for the Planet member or are thinking of becoming one, we hope you consider including a tax-deductible donation to The Narwhal as part of your pledge.

Info for current members

Sign in to our member portal to update your credit card information or cancel your recurring donation.

Please note the following:

  • Enter the email used when you signed up for your membership/recurring donation to sign into the membership portal.
  • Use the edit pencils next to your credit card information on previous transactions to update the credit card on your ongoing membership/recurring donation.
  • Only a few historical transactions are listed — this is not a complete look at your donation history with The Narwhal.
  • To change the amount of your recurring donation, cancel your recurring donation in the portal and then sign up to become a member again at your preferred amount.

If you have any questions about your recurring donation, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at