• BC Parks Foundation 25x25 Campaign $100M Gift To Preserve Nature in British Columbia

    BC Parks Foundation

    Wilson 5 Foundation pledges $100 Million to preserve and protect British Columbia’s natural spaces

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  • Englishman River Estuary

    Englishman River Estuary

    Partnered with the Nature Trust of BC to purchase and re-naturalize an infill property at the mouth of the Englishman River Estuary on Vancouver Island that flows into the Salish Sea.

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  • West Ballenas & Saturnina Island

    West Ballenas & Saturnina Island

    Partnered with the BC Parks Foundation on the purchase and preservation in perpetuity of several Islands of the Salish Sea including West Ballenas, Saturnina Island, and critical parts of Lasqueti Island.

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  • Pods


    Partnered with the Loon Foundation for the Pender Harbour Ocean Discovery Station (“PODS”) - a proposed marine and freshwater research and education facility to be located in Pender Harbour on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.

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  • A-maze-ing Laughter and Trans AM Totem

    A-maze-ing Laughter and Trans AM Totem

    Partnered with the Vancouver Biennale and the City of Vancouver to gift the A-maze-ing Laughter and Trans AM Totem sculptures to the people of Vancouver.

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  • Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen University

    Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen

    Partnered with Kwantlen Polytechnic University to build the Wilson School of Design, a state-of-the-art facility that inspires innovation and design.

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  • imagine1day


    Ensuring that all Ethiopian children have access to quality education free from foreign aid by 2030.

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Our Partners

We believe in the power of philanthropic partnerships. Through collaboration, we are able to articulate a shared vision and achieve outcomes that might otherwise be unattainable.

We have learned valuable lessons from our many business ventures and understand that through the law of attraction, we will attract like-minded people into our lives. We choose partners that have knowledge, capacity, and experience that complement our desired outcomes. We have developed a framework to guide our partnerships and ensure alignment of interests and values.

Each of our partners exemplify the values and priorities of the Wilson 5 Foundation.

  • The Nature Trust of British Columbia is dedicated to conserving BC’s biological diversity through securement and management of ecologically significant lands. It has been a leading non-profit land conservation organization since 1971 and has acquired more than 500 conservation properties in British Columbia representing 178,000 acres (72,000 hectares).

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  • BC Parks Foundation, the official charitable partner of BC Parks, is leading an expedition to create the best park system in the world. Its mission is to enhance and pass on the legacy of British Columbia's world-class provincial parks by catalyzing support and resources so that they flourish forever. Its primary role is to promote and support public interest, engagement and involvement in parks.

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  • The Loon Foundation is located near Pender Harbour on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of BC. It is focused on preserving and enhancing the unique biodiversity of the Sunshine Coast.

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  • The Vancouver Biennale is a non-profit charitable organization that exhibits great art in public space, creating a catalyst for learning, community engagement, dialogue, and social action.

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  • Established by the government of British Columbia in 1981, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, has five campuses located in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia. KPU offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations in more than 120 programs for almost 20,000 students annually.

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