The Thistle, being a youth centre, survives in a financial sense through the generous donations of time, money and inspiration of our funders, sponsers and collaborators.

A special shoutout to Arts In Action!

How to donate?

If you would like to donate awesome things to us, form books to art supplies, please contact us first at or anthony. THANKS!

If you’d like to support us monetarily you can do that through Paypal (on sidebar of every page) or if you’d rather send a cheque, that is great, too!

a few different ways:

1. one-time donations welcome at any amount!

2. monthly sustainer (10 bux/m from a few folks can go a long way!)

 via paypal! (credit cards, pigeons…use donation button)

or send us a cheque to address below (make cheque out to Purple Thistle Centre)   

mailing address
Purple Thistle Office
C. Bergman
1-1670 East 10th AVE
Vancouver, BC

thank you for your generous support!


Our current funders

  • City of Vancouver
  • Service Canada, Skills Link Program
  • Vancouver Foundation, Youth Philanthropy Council
  • Vancity, Community Foundation
  • Face The World
  • Face Of Today
  • Coast Capital Savings
  • Arts BC
  • John Hardie Mitchell Family Foundation
  • BC Hydro
  • Arts Now, Innovations Program
  • BC Direct Access Gaming Program
  • Industry Canada, CAP program
  • Tides Canada
  • Hamber Foundation
  • Vancouver Foundation

Some of our recent collaborators

  • The Colouring Book
  • Access to Media Education Society
  • City of Vancouver
  • Interurban Gallery
  • New World Theatre
  • Leaky Heaven Circus
  • Pedal Play
  • Project8 Super8 Film Festival
  • Bicycle Bee
  • Reel Youth
  • Theatre In the Raw
  • Rhizome Cafe

If we forgot you on this page, give an email to to get on it. If you wanna help us out with your money, stuff or ideas, give an email to carla. thank you.