Donation Information

Your donation of $20 to the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest, the 500-year project, sets aside a square meter of land to be protected in perpetuity. Each square meter sponsored can be in honour of a loved one through personalized certificates — ideal for gift giving!

Your donation will fund the design and nurturing of the new forest. We’ll be developing ecological restoration techniques to create a healthy, diverse forest with the utmost regard for the site’s historical and cultural heritage.

An integral part of our project will be to develop an education program that will turn the growing forest into a living classroom. Your donation will provide students with the opportunity to measure how the forest is helping to slow climate change, to get involved in hands–on restoration work, and to observe the complexity of woodland ecosystems.

Payment Options


Make a donation online with Visa or Mastercard.


credit cards

Cheque Payment

Send a cheque payable to "Ignatius Jesuit Centre" and include "Old-Growth Forest" on the memo line.  Mail to:

Old-Growth Forest Project
Ignatius Jesuit Centre
5420 Highway 6 North
Guelph, ON  N1H 6J2

Please include the name(s) to appear on the certificate of sponsorship and official tax receipt.

Certificates will be mailed to the donor unless otherwise directed.

A portion of your donation will be set aside in a legacy fund to ensure long-term support for the growing forest. Donations of $20.00 or more will receive an official charitable tax receipt (Charitable Number: 11896 6373 RR0001).


Giving has never been easier or more rewarding! You can help us secure the future of this priceless resource for the Guelph community with your contributions. You can ensure the long-term success of our project while creating a lasting legacy through cash donations, bequests, and gifts of insurance, assets and property.

For details on our planned giving programs, please contact:

Development Office 519.824.1250 Ext.257