City Director (Victoria)
Daniel & Sandi McDougall
Fundraising for staff salary goals includes salary needs, ministry expenses, and a 10% administration fee.
Donations are receipted only for projects approved by the governing board or the national leadership team. Designated gifts are used for the purpose for which they are given; when that given need is met, excess funds are used where needed most.
Gifts of $10 or more are acknowledged with an emailed income tax receipt from Canada Helps.
Online donations are subject to a 3.5% to 4% transaction processing fee. To ensure the total amount of your donation goes to ISMC, you may explore other giving options.
Many international students and researchers arrive in Victoria over the summer months, providing us the perfect opportunity to befriend them in practical ways. We do this through:
WHY do we do what we do?
We, McDougalls (and many of our key volunteers), have lived as “strangers in a strange land” ourselves and understand many of the stresses and unknowns which international students face upon their arrival in Canada. It is our privilege to express what the Bible calls “Philoxenia” (practical love for the stranger) as a response to how God himself has befriended us. And besides, it’s a lot of fun!
HOW do we do this? Watch this 10 min video to learn more about our ministry:
If what we do captures your heart, we’d love it if you would partner with us.