Support Us

Why support the VCM?

The Victoria Conservatory of Music is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to enrich lives through music in a thriving community accessible to all. Our mission is realized through the power of giving, fueled by the generosity of our community of donors, corporations and government agencies. In fact, this philanthropic support makes up 30% of our overall operating revenue, enabling us to keep tuition as affordable as possible for all students, provide financial assistance for students who qualify through our scholarship and bursary programs, offer music outreach programs for children and seniors, and music therapy programs for individuals of all ages and abilities. Simply put, we would not exist without your support.
Music transforms! And the VCM is committed to: For more information, please contact the VCM Development Office
keeping music education as affordable and accessible as possible to all, while providing the best learning
and teaching resources available;
providing financial assistance for students who qualify through our scholarship and bursary programs; Judi James
Manager, Donor Relations
250 386-5311
james@vcm.bc.ca
designing music programs tailored to meet the needs of all community members discovering or
rediscovering music, including outreach for those living in marginalized or low-income communities;
delivering one of the most respected and renowned music therapy programs in North America to people
of all ages;
Charitable Registration Number: 10817 2255 RR0001
maintaining and improving our 122 year old heritage building (and the acclaimed performance spaces
within it) in downtown Victoria as well as maintain our Westhills location in the western communities;
and enhancing the performing arts offerings available in the broad Victoria community.
Ways you can make a donation

Online: CanadaHelps.org
You will be redirected to the Victoria Conservatory of Music page on the CanadaHelps.org website to transact your donation in a secure manner.

* Please note CanadaHelps assesses a 3.5-4 per cent transaction fee on all donations. This amount is deducted before the donation is sent to the Victoria Conservative of Music. This fee covers all credit card merchant fees, transaction fees, banking costs, receipting, reconciliation and disbursement. To avoid this fee, call the Victoria Conservative of Music directly with your credit card information.

By Phone: 250.386.5311
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm

By Mail: cheque payable to Victoria Conservatory of Music
900 Johnson Street
Victoria, BC V8V 3N4

By monthly pre-authorized debit from your bank account
Send us a cheque marked VOID, along with the Pre-Authorized Debit Agreement Form with instructions on the amount.

By e-transfer:
1. Log into your own bank and use the INTERAC or EMAIL MONEY TRANSFER capabilities within your online banking. You can send the Email Money Transfer to accountsreceivable@vcm.bc.ca
2. You should send the Password/Challenge Answer to info@vcm.bc.ca so that we can then accept it. Also, in that email state that it is a donation.

By donating publicly listed securities:
Donating stocks, bonds, or mutual funds with capital gains is a very tax-effective way to give. When you donate shares, you do not pay tax on the capital gains, and you receive a charitable tax receipt for the value of the shares on the day they are received into the VCM’s account.
Securities Donation Form

In Person
Victoria Conservatory of Music
900 Johnson Street
Victoria, BC V8V 3N4
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm

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