To report orphaned, ill or injured wildlife: (250) 337-2021 Comox Valley, Canada

Constitution and Policies


  1. The name of the Society is Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society
  2. The purpose of the society is:
    • To rescue, transport, rehabilitate, and release ill, injured, orphaned or oiled wildlife.
    • To educate the general public about wildlife issues through lectures, displays, workshops, reports and publications.
    • To contribute to the knowledge and understanding of wildlife by participating in research, and sharing that information with wildlife organizations and the general public through meetings, seminars, conferences, reports, and publications.
    • To conserve and protect wildlife and promote the conservation of wildlife habitat.
  3. Upon winding up or dissolution of the Society, the ordinary resolution authorizing such winding up shall specify that any remaining asset belonging to the Society shall be distributed to a registered society having objectives similar to those of the Society, after all debts have been paid, or a provision for payment made. This provision is unalterable.

Protection of Privacy Policy:

Why does MARS need a privacy policy? On January 1 2004, the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) came into force. PIPA applies to all private sector organizations in British Columbia and contains rules to protect the privacy of personal information that is collected, used, and disclosed by organizations/businesses in the course of their activities. The purpose of PIPA is to: “govern the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by organizations in a manner that:

  • recognizes both the right of individuals to protect their personal information; and
  • the need of organizations to collect, use or disclose personal information for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances.”

MARS’ Responsibilities under PIPA MARS has developed policy to meet its obligations under this Act that includes a process to respond to complaints and designates a privacy officer or person responsible for implementing and ensuring compliance. MARS Privacy Policies are available here for your review by pdf document.

Wildlife Photo Policies:  

Photographs of wildlife in our care are by permission only To ensure our primary purpose to rescue, transport, rehabilitate, and release ill, injured, orphaned or oiled wildlife and to always treat our patients with dignity and respect while in our care. MARS created a wildlife photo policy that applies to all staff, board, members, and volunteers. Photographs of wildlife in our care must not be used for commercial purposes without first obtaining permission from MARS General Manager or the Board of Directors. Ownership of photographs Any photographs taken of wildlife in the care of MARS will be shared with MARS and available for use by MARS.  MARS reserves the right to access and use any photographs taken of wildlife in our care for educational, conservation and promotional purposes. Credit photographer when using photographs MARS will credit or acknowledge the photographer, or the source of the photograph, when using photographs. MARS Wildlife photo policies are available here for your review by pdf document.

Other Policies are available upon request.