Thank you, you’re about to transform lives forever.
Your donation will be directed towards the growth of an accessible future, and enable many more individuals to participate, learn, and excel at sport and recreation. Every donation to Rocky Mountain Adaptive will receive a Canadian tax receipt. If you are a business and are looking for recognition for your donation – in the form or adverting or promotion, please contact us prior to making your donation.
The individual and corporate donations we have received this year create long lasting impacts on the growth of adaptive sport. Here’s our 2022 breakdown on funding our adaptive programs:
Fee for Service: 13%. Sponsorship: 5%. Grants: 33%. Events: 8%. Individual Donations: 33%. The figures below represent the impact of your donation in 2021.
2021 Subsidised Programs
2021 Adaptive Experiences
2021 Disabilities Served
Donate Towards the Following Funds
Accessible adventure has never been more important. Here at Rocky Mountain Adaptive, we’re on a mission to create inclusive and accessible sport and recreational opportunities so that guests can go beyond their own expectations and explore new, life-changing adventures. By aiming to remove barriers to participation, there are no limits to what can be achieved.
There are various ways to support the growth of Rocky Mountain Adaptive. Donations towards the General Fund will be used at RMA’s discretion to support our mission and will be directed towards the highest priority program and equipment needs. If you wish to donate towards a particular cause, please read on or get in touch to discuss your priorities.
Clairey Lou Memorial Fund
In memory of Claire Gosling, sister of RMA Co Founder and Executive Director, Jamie McCulloch. Many years ago, Jamie McCulloch taught his sister, Claire, to ski. Claire lived with Autism. Rocky Mountain Adaptive was born out of a passion for outdoor mountain sports, and a desire to make them accessible to all abilities, just as Claire was introduced to by her brother.
Donations made to this fund donated will support discounted program pricing to those who face monetary barriers to participation. While RMA programs are priced as low as possible and often supported by the generosity of funding, grants and discounted services, we believe that cost should never be a barrier to participation and the long-term sustainability of RMA programs. Learn more about the story behind this fund.
Matthew Hamer Legacy Project
In memory of Matthew Hamer, RMA’s biggest supporter, the Matthew Hamer Legacy Project will continue to build on his dream. Matthew was a friend, mentor, board member and RMA’s first ever volunteer. He committed his time unequivocally to RMA and maintained a true interest in building relationships with the RMA community via guests, staff, volunteer and corporate connections. Matthew developed a strong connection with his employer, Worley, one that still stands today. This Legacy Project will continue to create an accessible future in memory of RMA.
Donations towards the Matthew Hamer Legacy Project will fund the building of 2 fully accessible program facilities, which will house adaptive equipment, offices, training areas, an eating area, and and accessible community space. The total cost of of this project is $700,000. Recognition of your donation, via promotion and advertising will be relative to your level of donation. Gift in kind donations (ie. land, labour, material, furniture, office supplies, hardware, software and accessibility features) are also welcomed.
Peter Thompson Memorial Fund
In memory of one of RMA’s first ever instructors, Peter Thompson, who helped initiate the first adapted kayak programs, the Peter Thompson Memorial Fund was created in 2012. This fund that was created to support the increasingly popular adapted kayak programs, allowing RMA to invest in not only the kayaks themselves but also the adaptations, making them accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Peter was an skilled and passionate paddler, well trained in his field. He brought his experience and enthusiasm to RMA and participants could not help but be inspired to learn to kayak. Through this fund, the memory of Peter’s teaching at RMA has lived on.
Donations come in all shapes and sizes, pick the option that’s right for you.
Donate once, monthly, or annually in honour of a loved one. When prompted, add their name to your donation to be recognized and remembered. You can now donate to RMA on behalf of a friend, loved one, or co-worker as a way of celebrating a wedding, birthday, anniversary, retirement, holiday, personal accomplishment, or in memoriam.
Gift in Kind
Donate real estate, services, prizing, and more. The fair market value of the item must be established before an official tax receipt can be issued. For items presumed to be over $1,000, you will need to contact an independent appraiser. If fair market value of the item is less than $1,000, an individual with sufficient knowledge of the item may determine its value. Learn more…
RMA’s accessible adventures are offered year round. With your regular monthly support each adaptive program can be available to the our community throughout the year. Annual pledges are also available but must be set up by RMA.
Via partner system Canada Helps, RMA accepts Cryptocurrency. Choose to donate Bitcoin or Ether to our CanadaHelps Canada Helps crypto wallet. CanadaHelps then promptly converts the cryptocurrency donation to Canadian Dollars and disburses the donation to RMA.
Leave a Legacy
Make an impact for years to come. We can work with you to design a legacy gift that recognizes your lasting contribution.
Securities & Mutual Funds
By donating securities directly to RMA, as opposed to selling them and donating the proceeds, the capital gains tax can be eliminated. This means more money for the charity and a greater charitable tax credit for you.
Ways to Donate
There are many great methods of donating via various software.
Use Canada Helps to donate directly to RMA. Canada Helps offers other benefits such as ‘Make It Monthly’ which adds an additional $20 towards your chosen charity.
Employees may use Benevity to make a one-time or recurring donation to our cause. Talk to your employer about increasing your impact with a corporate match.
ATB will match 20% of every dollar donated to Alberta-based, non-religious causes through their site. Benevity and the Canadian Online Giving Foundation support the administration of the ATB Cares website. I
Love using PayPal? When you donate to PayPal Giving Fund Canada, all fees are included. Neither you nor RMA will be charged a fee for your donation.
When you donate to RMA, your impact is far more than monetary. For individuals living with spinal cord injury, a visual impairment or neurodivergence, the freedom of adaptive sport can be truly life changing. Your donation is so valuable to us.
As a registered charity, Rocky Mountain Adaptive relies on the donations of many in order to achieve our mission of empowering individuals with accessibility challenges to realize their dreams of mountain adventure. Learn more about our story at the button below.
There are many ways to show your support! Make a difference by donating a prize or group of prizing to RMA’s next fundraiser. Donations may be used at a silent auction or as team prizing. Tax receipts are available for your in-kind donations when product receipts are provided to RMA.
Alternatively, help us spread the word by sharing our message and events on social media.