The Tar Sands Trial could set the most powerful precedent ever in Canadian court.
Here’s how you can provide vital support:
Make a donation right now. Beaver Lake Cree Nation needs $800k to ensure they face government lawyers with strong evidence from experts and the community.
Use our online tools to create your own fundraising page: set a goal, tell your friends, and watch the money roll in.
Host an event in your community. Anything goes – from a pub night to renting a hall and throwing a party- the only limit is your imagination!
We are using the power of the crowd to beat the tar sands. Triple your impact by sharing this campaign on social media and letting your friends know how they can join you to support The Tar Sands Trial. Because together, we are a mighty force for justice.
Online fundraisers are our secret weapon to how we raised over a million dollars for Indigenous legal challenges to tar sands pipelines — and how we’re going to raise $800k for the Tar Sands Trial.
Turbocharge your fundraising by organizing an event to complement your online fundraising. From small private brunches or potlucks with close friends, to getting outside for a hike, kayak, or a swim, to renting a community centre for a big party or throwing a small one at home, the only limit to what you can do is your own imagination.
Whether your are organizing a real world event or just want to crowdfund online, the first step is creating a profile and telling your story. Then come back to this page and check out the tips below on how to make the most of fundraising!
We’re using the power of the crowd to defend the climate.
Set up an online fundraiser to give your friends and family a way to get involved in putting reconciliation into action.
The average fundraiser raises $700.
Step ONE: Create your fundraiser
Visit our online fundraising portal and click the “Become a Fundraiser” button. Start by fundraising as an individual: even if you plan on joining or creating a team, you need to start with your own individual profile. Set a Goal, End Date and Catchy Headline.
Step TWO: Customize your Story
Click the MANAGE button in the top right hand corner. The app will walk you through how to customize your story and personalize your email messages.
Step THREE: Share your fundraiser
Give your fundraiser a little momentum by reaching out to friends and family directly via an email, text message, or phone call. Once you’ve done your first round of personal outreach, social media is a great next step to keep everyone updated on your progress and impact.
Step FOUR: Post campaign updates
• Click the “Manage” button in the top right hand corner of your screen. • Under the “Story” tab, click “Updates”, then click “Create New Update” • Write your story • click “Publish”
Then, choose the Facebook and/or Twitter buttons to share your update on social media.
TELL YOUR STORY
Make it personal: tell people why YOU are part of this campaign.
Engage your inner circle: reach out via email, text message, or phone call.
Share your fundraiser and keep everyone updated on your progress and impact.
Share your success by thanking donors and posting updates!
Sign up here and we’ll get back in touch with you to give you all the support you need to help you get going or promote your event to more people. It’s so nice for us to get to chat with the amazing people who step up as organizers, so please include your phone number and we’ll give you a call to bounce ideas and, if possible, connect you with people in your area who have experience and insight (and, possibly, some free time to help you out!)
Step TWO: Download our Organizer Toolkit
Get tips, tools, and inspiration including event checklists, best practices and ideas to make your event a success.
Step THREE: Set up an online fundraiser
Everyone who chooses to organize an event is required to set up an online fundraiser to support their real-world engagement. Why? Our experience shows that people who can’t attend your event still want to contribute, and that folks who set up online fundraisers bring in an average of $700 on top of funds raised at their event.Follow the steps below to get started!
As well, online fundraisers are a great way to promote your event and to post updates before, during, and afterwards. Having an online fundraising page makes it easy for people to donate using their credit cards to your page during the event, and allows you, when the whole thing wraps up, to easily transfer the funds to the Tar Sands Trial campaign.
Thank you for standing with Indigenous Peoples
for climate justice!