The Champlain Society
How to Donate
Donating online is easy!
- Click "ADD DONATION" above.
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You may also add a membership option to your order using the form on the right side of this page. For more information about Champlain Society membership, click here.
The Champlain Society’s “Order of Good Cheer”To recognize and honour the generosity of its members, the Society created new membership categories in 2008:
- The "Challenger Circle": This category recognizes annual gifts to the "John Warkentin Presidential Challenge Fund" of $2,500 or more
- Patrons of the “Habitation”: This category recognizes annual gifts between $1,000 and $2,499 and identifies supporters of the very “foundation” of the Champlain Society
- Patrons of the “Astrolabe”: This category recognizes annual gifts that range between $500 and $999 and identifies supporters whose funds allow the Champlain Society the capacity to “seek out” and publish manuscripts
- Patrons of the “Capitaine”: This category recognizes annual gifts that range between $250 and $499 and identifies supporters whose funds allow the Champlain Society the capacity to “steer in confidence”
- Patrons of the “Voyageur”: This category recognizes annual gifts up to $249 and identifies supporters whose funds allow the Champlain Society to pursue the production of its books and website
Donations to the Champlain Society are fully tax-deductible and receipts will be mailed out in the new year.
Remember The Champlain Society in your Will and Trusts
It is easy to leave a legacy gift to The Champlain Society!
When you write your will, you can make a bequest in the form of cash or property by including the Champlain Society as a beneficiary. You can also contribute in the form of a residual bequest, which is a gift of all or a fraction of whatever remains in your estate after all debts, taxes, expenses, and other bequests are paid.
Here is an example of the language used: "I give to the Champlain Society, currently located at 5201 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3H 5T8, the sum of $_____ (or _____% of my estate) to be used in support of its general charitable purposes."
To plan for your future giving, please ask your solicitor's advice on putting an additional codicil onto your existing will.
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About the Champlain Society
Founded in 1905, The Champlain Society works to echo the voices of some of Canada’s most eloquent citizens. Since the early 1600s, explorers, merchants, public servants, scientists, ordinary people, and extraordinary men and women have left riveting accounts of their actions and thoughts. Through its books and Digital Collection, its blog and its podcasts, the Champlain Society makes the adventures, explorations, discoveries, and opinions that have shaped Canada available to all who have an interest in its past. The Champlain Society is accessible, but it is uncompromisingly scholarly: its works are the object of meticulous treatment by specialists whose role has been to highlight the significance of the eyewitness accounts and to inform readers of the context in which these documents were drafted.
The mission of The Champlain Society is to increase public awareness of, and accessibility to, Canada’s rich store of historical records.
Its Goals Are:
- To publish an annual volume that presents Canadian documentary materials which are edited and produced to the highest standards;
- To assist the Canadian public in improving the understanding of the nation’s past through occasional blogs, podcasts, public lectures, seminars, colloquia, conferences, and the publication of occasional papers;
- To serve as an advocate on the proper care of, and accessibility to, Canada’s historical records