Useful links

On this page, you'll find links to information on the following topics:

Parks agencies
Local volunteer groups
Organizing special events
Communications/media relations
• Fundraising
Registering as a non-profit society
Biophysical inventory
Volunteer resources

Parks agencies

Parks agencies in Greater Vancouver

Metro Vancouver Parks
City of Vancouver Parks and Recreation
City of Burnaby Parks Recreation and Cultural Services
City of Coquitlam Leisure and Parks
Corporation of Delta Parks and Recreation
City of Langley Parks
Township of Langley Parks and Recreation
District of Maple Ridge (also includes Pitt Meadows)
City of New Westminster Parks and Recreation
City of North Vancouver Parks
District of North Vancouver Parks
City of Port Coquitlam Parks and Recreation
City of Port Moody Parks and Recreation
City of Richmond Parks
City of Surrey Parks and Recreation
Municipality of West Vancouver Parks and Recreation
City of White Rock

Other parks agencies
Parks Canada
British Columbia Provincial Parks
Capital Regional District Parks (Greater Victoria)


Other local volunteer groups

Alouette River Management Society (ARMS), located in Maple Ridge BC.
ARMS has an interpretive centre which is open to the community.

The BC Environmental Network (BCEN) is a network of community-based British Columbia environmental organizations. Organizations within the Network advocate for environmental responsibility and community participation in activities leading to ecological sustainability.

The Jericho Stewardship Group (JSG), works in Jericho Park in the City of Vancouver. This collection of individuals and non-profit societies is working with the Vancouver Park Board to restore and enhance the natural areas of Vancouver's second-largest municipal park.

The Greater Vancouver Invasive Plant Council (GVIPC) is a working group of several municipalities, stewardship organizations and other groups and individuals who are trying to manage invasive plant species in the Greater Vancouver region.

The Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) is a non-profit organization that encourages stewardship of our natural world through environmental education and action, and builds awareness of the fragile balance that exists between urban populations and nature.


Organizing special events

To find out more about using facilities in one of MetroVancouver's regional parks or about organizing a special event, click here.

Articles and hints
Information on planning special events


Communications, media relations, etc.

Setting up a your own website
Vancouver Community Network (website hosting) (domain name registration)

Articles and hints
Cause-related marketing
Relationship Marketing
Media Relations (Charity Village)



Charity Village's comprehensive fundraising page
Pacific Parklands Foundation


Registering a non-profit society

How to register in BC: BC Corporate Registry
Registering as a charity for income tax purposes: Canada Revenue Agency


Biophysical inventory: data collection and management

BC Resources Information Standards Committee
The Resources Information Standards Committee (RISC) is responsible for establishing standards for natural and cultural resources inventories, including collection, storage, analysis, interpretation and reporting of inventory data.
Nature Serve
Providing the scientific basis for effective conservation action, NatureServe is a leading source for information about rare and endangered species and threatened ecosystems.


Volunteer resources

Vantage Point Resources for non-profit organizations in Greater Vancouver National site with information on volunteering


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