From inception of the plan, the T’Sou-ke Nation has partnered in the development of the umbrella organization and the processes that have brought the Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centre into being. The Pacheedaht nation as well, has been consulted in the developing years of this enterprise.
A much appreciated avenue of contributions is the generous support of groups who organize derbies. Each year since the building of the Interpretation Centre several derby organizers have made faithful cash contributions to assist the non-profit Juan de Fuca Salmon Restoration Society in paying unavoidable operating costs.
The entire operation of the Juan de Fuca Salmon Restoration society is carried out by volunteers; there is no paid staff. Aside from this intense undertaking of volunteer effort, the main reason for the successful progression of the environmental educational centre being developed on the Charters River has been the enormity of support provided through a great many sources. An exhibit within the Centre attempts to list the major contributors responsible for the accomplishments – literally the contributors number in the hundreds.
We would like to acknowledge the enormous assistance of the Pacific Salmon Foundation, Western Economic Diversification Canada, and our Capital Regional District’s Integrated Water Services.
Corporations too are becoming interested in supporting the Society’s efforts, and special acknowledgement is made to LaFarge Canada for their generosity in assisting the Charters River Salmon Interpretive Centre to become established.
With the Centre now in place, sustaining corporate contributions are welcomed, and the Society especially thanks Trans Mountain Pipeline for their sustaining contribution made in 2015.