A Lasting Gift: Enhancing Biodiversity, Engaging Youth, Improving Trails

Our commitment to you

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Ontario Parks Commitment to its Donors

When you contribute to the Lasting Gift program you are making a generous donation to Ontario Parks. We understand that you want to know that your money is being managed and spent wisely.

Here is our commitment to you:

  • You will receive an acknowledgement and tax receipt for every donation over $10.
  • Money donated to Ontario Parks will not be used for day-to-day park operations or routine expenditures.
  • Every dollar that you donate will go towards a special project. The small cost to administer the Lasting Gift program will come from Ontario Parks’ regular operating budget.
  • We will report back to you on how your donation is spent. An annual report will be published on this website that will explain exactly how all donations are used.
  • You can choose how your donation is spent. You can direct your donation to enhancing biodiversity, engaging youth or improving trails. If you would like to support a different area, such as a project at an individual park or a Friends group, you can choose to do that too. We just ask that you please contact us and a representative will help you to direct your gift.