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SJR Charitable Registration # 119181493 RR0001 

SJR is eligible to issue receipts for income tax purposes in accordance with CRA. 

Giving is easy. Explore the options below to find the right way for you to give.


Online Donations

Gifts may be made on our secure online donation form. Donors using our online donation form will receive an electronic tax receipt instantly.

SJR Account 

Making your donation through your SJR account is a convenient option for SJR parents. Simply email us your instructions at

Mail and Fax Donations

To make a donation by mail or fax, please print and fill out our donation form (PDF). Mail and fax donations may be made by cheque or credit card.

Fax donations to:

Mail donations to:
Advancement Department
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
400 South Drive
Winnipeg, MB  R3T 3K5



Donating Stocks & Securities

Donating stocks and securities can provide significant tax advantages. For your convenience, we have provided donation forms from two financial institutions below. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!




Residents of the US

US residents can make gifts to SJR by donating via Friends of Independent Schools and Better Education (FRISBE). FRISBE is a non-profit tax-exempt broker for American donations to our School and many other educational institutions. To make a donation through FRISBE, complete the FRISBE Gift Form. Tax receipts will be issued directly to the donor. Funds are subsequently transferred to SJR.


Wire Transfer

Simply download and fill out a convenient Wire Transfer Form.

In-Person Donations

We invite you to stop by our office in Thomson House to drop off your donation. Our office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  We would love to see you!

Donations by Phone

Ms. Christina Barwinsky ’86, B.A., CFRE     

Director of Advancement      


SJR Legacy Circle - Planned Giving

Planned giving is the ultimate expression of caring for any institution, involving first the careful consideration of all of your options for making a gift, and then choosing the gift strategy that makes the most sense for you and your family. It allows you and your family to benefit from making a gift now, and provide a lasting remembrance of your commitment to future SJR families.

Individuals who have confirmed with us that they have made provision for SJR in their estate plans become members of the SJR Legacy Circle. If you have made a provision for SJR in your estate plans, please fill out the SJR Legacy Circle Information Form and return to SJR.  It would be our pleasure to thank you!

Not only can you choose what type of gift you want to make, but also when to make your gift, as planned gifts can be made outright today or be deferred to a later time. Details on types of bequests and sample will clauses can be found here.

Please contact us for more information, or to arrange for a representative to meet with you to discuss your options.


Where to Give

Endowment funds are held by the SJR Foundation and remain at SJR in perpetuity. The Endowment supports scholarships, financial aid and ongoing maintenance of our existing facilities and grounds.

Scholarships are awarded to students based on merit. Students do not generally apply for scholarships. The benefit to the student is in the recognition of work well done, and can be beneficial to students when building their university CV’s. Approximately $100,000 of the financial aid budget is given in the form of scholarships. Contact the advancement office to learn about creating a named scholarship.

Needs Based Financial aid is awarded to students based upon the financial status of their parents. There is no performance test applied to financial aid awards – any student eligible to attend SJR in good standing is eligible to apply for bursary assistance. Approximately 60 – 70 students, predominantly in Middle and Senior School, hold bursaries each year that reduce their tuition cost by up to 50% and up to 75% through the Red River Scholars Program. Approximately $450,000 of the financial aid budget is given in the form of bursaries.


SJR Foundation

The St. John’s-Ravenscourt School Foundation Inc. (SJRFI) was incorporated in 1998 as a successor to the SJR Foundation, which was created in 1962 to administer any property and assets that may be conveyed to the Foundation by the School or by friends of the School.

Gifts made to the Endowment are held by the Foundation and remain at SJR in perpetuity. Funds are invested, with the investment proceeds granted to SJR for the provision of bursaries and scholarships and other program support throughout the School. Allocations to the School are, by agreement between the School and Foundation, determined annually based upon an agreed percentage relating to the contributed capital of each fund, taking into account earning projections and current retained income.

Each year, SJR grants over $400,000 in needs based financial aid and over $100,000 in scholarships. This not only rewards students for outstanding achievement, but often provides critically needed financial support. It is the Endowment that provides the funds necessary for these important financial supports for our current and prospective families. Providing needs based financial aid helps to ensure that SJR is accessible to a broad range of worthy students.