How Do I Donate to Opt or Become a Member?
It's easy...make a donation and become a member.
Contribute any amount to Opt and become a member in the organization for 12 months.
What you receive as a member
Our donors have told us many times to use their gifts to deliver programs and services, not to offer fancy giveaways and benefits. So what you'll receive as a member isn't flashy, but it matters:
- A charitable donation receipt to help reduce your taxes
- Advance notice of, and reduced fees for, Opt events and conferences
- Voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting (Opt employee members are exempt)
- The opportunity to support positive social change in how British Columbians regard reproductive choice, sexual diversity and informed sexual expression through quality education and information, affordable birth control and expert nonjudgmental care.
Make a one-time donation, or become a monthly donor and never worry about renewing your membership again.
What we do with your donation
- Provide clinical services to approximately 30,000 clients each year in 60 clinics across BC
- Answer over 7000 calls and 1200 email inquiries each year on our 1-800 Sex Sense information and referral line
- Maintain the "WontGetWeird" inventory of BC service providers committed to expert, confidential and nonjudgmental care
- Train and certify sexual health educators - 30 to date - for BC communities
- Provide sexual health education for about 8000 students, and for parents, professionals, and youth and adults in care and custody
- Help train nurses for their certification in contraception and sexually transmitted infection management
- Offer a wide range of contraceptive options at affordable prices, and Gardasil (HPV vaccine) at cost
- Advocate for access to publicly funded contraception for all British Columbians
- Engage the public with creatively presented sexual health information and services at health fairs and other community settings
- Partner with sexual health researchers in BC and across Canada, integrating education and social action to improve health and reduce health inequalities. Click here to find out more about Opt research partnerships
- Engage in other special projects, such as measures to support the intimacy and relationship needs of individuals living in residential care facilities, enhancing cervical cancer screening procedures in BC, and improving access to abortion services across the province