Unlike national, provincial, or municipal parks that depend on tax revenues to operate, Wanuskewin is a unique stand-alone entity and registered charity.
Wanuskewin is guided by provincial government legislation under the Wanuskewin Heritage Park Act and depends on donations and core business activities to sustain operations. This unique model of governance allows for the local community to take on the primary role for conservation, stewardship and operations. All public funding that the Park receives is applied for through grant funding mechanisms that are reviewed on a regular basis.
You can support Wanuskewin in a variety of ways:
- Donations assist Wanuskewin in meeting the cost of providing our programs and services to a wide audience. They keep exhibitions open, protect the artifacts, support educational programming, and provide Wanuskewin with funding in areas where it is needed most.
- Sponsorships allow the Park to host special exhibitions and programs. We invite you to join other industry leaders in supporting Wanuskewin by sponsoring an educational program or special exhibition.
- Volunteers add additional support to our interpretive, educational and scientific programming. We invite you to join our already diverse and vibrant team to help inspire curiosity, share information, and guide exploration of the Park.
- Like the many partners who give to Wanuskewin, we recognize our role in giving back to the community. If you are looking for in-kind support such as the use of regalia, temporary exhibits, or the vast knowledge of our staff, we invite you to reach out.