If you live, work, or play in bear country, be part of the solution ...

Find out how you can help ...

Support our on-the-ground research initiatives through your generous support.



Bear Conflict Solutions

THE INSTITUTE is a registered Canadian Charity operating under the name Bear Conflict Solutions Institute  (Canadian Revenue Agency Registration Number 887464105 RR0001). We recently changed our name from the Karelian Bear Shepherding Institute of Canada.

Our organization is supported by private donations from individual Canadians, corporations, and foundations.

Your donation will directly support the development of solutions to decrease human bear conflict by providing funds for mitigation efforts to keep bears out of conflict with humans as well as educational programs for people who may come into conflict with bears.

You can make an impact on the future of our bears and conservation – support the Bear Conflict Solutions Institute.

Bear Conflict Solutions adheres to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Donor Bill of Rights and the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards.

Donate online

You can make a secure online donation through Canada Helps.  You will receive an income tax receipt directly from Canada Helps.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

Donate by cheque or money order

As our name has now officially changed, please make your donation payable to the Bear Conflict Solutions Institute and mail to:

Bear Conflict Solutions Institute
313 8th Ave
Canmore, Alberta
T1W 2E6

Please provide us with your name and address so that we can mail you an income tax receipt.

Donate securities

With the elimination of capital gains on donations of publicly traded securities in 2006, gifts of securities are now the most tax efficient way to make a charitable donation and a great way for donors to make a greater impact with their gift. Contact us by phone at 403 609 2242 and we’ll be more than happy to help with the logistics of transferring your shares.

Leaving a legacy

You can make a very real contribution to the success of our mission, both today and in the future, through a planned gift. This could include a bequest, a gift of life insurance or securities, a gift in kind, a charitable gift annuity or a charity remainder trust. Planned Giving is an opportunity for you to make a difference with your estate. You can discuss these different kinds of planned gifts with your professional financial advisor or lawyer. Contact us by phone at 403 609 2242 or email for more information.

Living With Wildlife

Living With Wildlife Bear Conflict Solutions partnered with Bow Valley filmmaker Leanne Allison to create an exciting new film.

Bear Blog

Bear spray works

Bear on the run How bear spray works. Why it works. How to use it. Where to buy it.

Learn more

Support our research ... Donate

Bear in a tree On-the-ground research that makes a difference. YOU can make a difference too.



Subscribe to our UPDATES email Keep up to date on the latest bear news. Send us an email and we'll add you to our list.


Follow us on TwitterLike us on FacebookWhat us on You TubeSee us on Flickr

Bear Conflict Solutions Institute Bear Conflict Solutions Institute
(formerly the Karelian Bear Shepherding Institute of Canada)
313 8th Avenue,
Canmore, Alberta T1W 2E6
Phone 403-609-2242 or email