As of January 31, 2020 we will be introducing a $5 + GST per day optional contribution on all trips for 2021 onwards, with 100% of the proceeds helping to establish and support Helicat Canada’s new Wildlife & Environmental Research Fund.
The HeliCat Canada Wildlife & Environmental Research Fund (the WER Fund) provides grant funding to support important and pertinent research projects that enable the helicat sector to continually improve its operating practices according to the following identified themes:
- Wildlife & Habitat Conservation
- Climate Change Impacts
- Sustainability Initiatives
- Indigenous Relations, Reconciliation, and Indigenous Capacity Building
- Avalanche & Safety
Supporting this new initiative is an important step toward improving how we operate and supporting initatives that help keep the Helicat industry at the forefront of supporting environmental stewardship.
Guests will have a $5 + GST per day voluntary contribution added to the cost of their trip at the time of final payment. The cumulative amounts collected by all those participating will add up to a substantive fund.
The money raised will go towards targeted research projects that will enable our sector to continually improve in areas such as wildlife, climate change, and avalanche safety.
More information on the fund can be found on the HeliCat Canada website.