Since 1996, Le Nichoir has provided medical care to over 36,000 birds.

Many wild bird populations are in decline and in need of help. A donation to Le Nichoir shows your pledge to support wild bird conservation, and allows our team to do what we do best: take care of wild birds in need. 

Examples of our activities include providing medical care to a fledgling American Robin with a broken wing caused by flying into a window and to a juvenile Blue Heron entangled in fishing gear.

To make a gift to Le Nichoir, visit CanadaHelps or call us at 450 458 2809 ext. 6. Charitable tax receipts will be issued for all donations over $20.

Monthly Giving

Monthly donors are an invaluable part of the Le Nichoir community. By giving monthly donations, you not only support our immediate needs, but also allow us to plan ahead and set long-term goals. 

With our center receiving a greater number of wild birds every year, the steady and reliable source of support provided by monthly donations becomes all the more indispensable.

What exactly makes monthly giving so special? It helps with the direct and ongoing care of our bird patients. Some examples include:

$10 per month

Provides fruits and berries to one songbird such as a Cedar Waxwing.

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$15 per month

Covers the cost of vitamin supplementation for all of the aquatic birds.

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$25 per month

Ensures one biologist attends a conference and has access to continuing training.

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$50 per month

Helps contribute to the maintenance of our aviaries to ensure all birds have access to safe outdoor flight space.

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$100 per month

Purchases life-saving medications and medical supplies for our bird patients.

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All monthly donors will receive an annual report of Le Nichoir’s bird care and education program activities. A unique document prepared only for monthly donors!

In honor

Every gift to Le Nichoir goes directly towards the conservation of wild birds. 

Is there an avid nature lover or bird lover in your life deserving of recognition? Now you can show your appreciation with a donation to Le Nichoir on their behalf.

An “In Honour” donation is a great way to acknowledge someone special while supporting an important cause. If you wish, we will send a card to let the person know about your donation.

You might also choose to commemorate an event or special occasion, such as a wedding anniversary or birthday, with an “In Honour” donation.

An “In Honour” gift supports Le Nichoir’s bird care and education programs and funds the Wild Bird Helpline.

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In Memory

A gift “In Memory” is a meaningful way of commemorating the loss of someone special or of showing your support for a family who has lost a loved one while helping Le Nichoir continue its work caring for wild birds in need.

Upon request, a card can be sent to the next of kin so they aware of the donation made to Le Nichoir in their honour.

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Corporate Giving

Corporate donations play a unique role in helping companies connect with local non-profits in actively supporting initiatives aligned with their business ethic. Le Nichoir is fortunate to have several donors who support our wild bird conservation and environmental education work. Many businesses also match donations their employees make to Le Nichoir.

Find out more about matching donations and corporate involvement:

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RRSP, RRIF, TFSA Beneficiary Gifts

Did you know that you can create a Legacy Gift for Le Nichoir? 

It’s possible! Simply designate the Centre de Rehabilitation Le Nichoir as the beneficiary of an RRSP, RRIF or TFSA. 

Donating all or part of an RRSP, RRIF or TFSA is an effective way to reduce the fees and taxes payable by your estate, and it is easy to arrange.

If you pass away without a surviving spouse or qualifying dependants, the full remaining value of your RRSP, RRIF or TFSA is added to your income in the year of death. Your estate must pay the taxes, which often creates large estate liabilities. If your RRSP, RRIF or TFSA has a registered charity as the total, direct beneficiary, your estate will receive a donation receipt for the entire value, offsetting any tax liability.

Ask your financial institution about changing your beneficiary designation to Centre de Rehabilitation Le Nichoir. You retain the use of the registered investment for the duration of your lifetime, and the designation is revocable, meaning it can be changed if your circumstances change. 

Gift of Publicly-traded Securities

A gift of publicly-traded securities is an attractive option for many donors. 

When you make a gift to Le Centre de Réhabilitation Le Nichoir by transferring shares bonds, or mutual funds listed on a public stock exchange from your investment portfolio, you do not pay capital gains tax. You also receive a charitable tax receipt based on the asset’s fair market value.

Gifting securities is a simple process through Canada Helps. To find out more and to explore the advantages, visit: Donate Securities and Mutual Funds

Donation of supplies

Le Nichoir is always in need of donations of materials and services! 

In-kind donations are a source of much-needed support for our bird care and education programs and help us to reduce our overall operating costs. Some of these donations are even tax-deductible.

Some examples of useful materials and services:

Icon of tools Professional services (electrician, plumber, contractor, printing)

Seedling Icon Bird food (fruit, berries, seeds, insect pate, cat food, fish)

Spray Can Icon Cleaning products (bleach, laundry detergent, Lysol, Kleenex tissue)

Pencil Icon Office supplies (100% recycled paper, pens, erasable markers)

Shovel Icon Outdoor equipment (new rope, gardening tools, new plywood)

Are you interested in donating professional services, goods, or equipment? We’d love to hear from you! Please write to us at info@lenichoir.org for our most current wish list.

Recycle a Car

It might sound strange but it’s true. Your old vehicle can benefit Le Nichoir!

Donate A Car Canada, an organization that auctions and recycles old vehicles, now accepts vehicle donations for Le Nichoir. 

How does it work? 

Donate your RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to Le Nichoir through Donate A Car Canada

You can benefit from free towing in many areas across Canada. Or, if you wish to maximize your donation, you can drop off the vehicle yourself. It will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. 

Donate A Car Canada looks after all the details, ensuring Le Nichoir receives the funds once your vehicle donation is complete. 

Within 45 days, you’ll receive a tax receipt from Le Nichoir for the amount

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Tru Earth fundraiser supports Le Nichoir

You can now show your support of Le Nichoir by purchasing Tru Earth products. Le Nichoir will receive 20% of the proceeds from all Tru Earth products purchased through the following link.

Tru Earth is Canadian based company known for their eco-friendly, hypoallergenic zero waste laundry detergent strips. They also sell a variety of other eco-friendly products. All of their products are environmentally minded and align with Le Nichoir’s beliefs.

Le Nichoir sees firsthand the impact plastic pollution can have on wildlife and the environment. From entanglement, to ingestion, wild birds are at risk of being impacted by plastic on a daily basis. Tru Earth is dedicated to addressing the plastic pollution problem by eliminating the need for plastic household product containers. For every 32 loads of laundry done using Tru Earth strips, one plastic jug is eliminated from landfills and oceans.

The Tru Earth detergent strips were tested on Le Nichoir’s very dirty bird towels and the strips worked amazingly!

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