The Tyee

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Canada needs more independent journalism. Join us  

Support The Tyee and bring more diverse, fact-driven reporting to the public conversation.

Monthly level:

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If you already contribute monthly to The Tyee and would like to increase your contribution, give us a shout at 604-689-7489 or builders@thetyee.ca.

Select your one-time amount:

$ .00

Or, consider becoming a sustaining monthly supporter for less than the cost of a newspaper subscription.

Don't trust the Internet? Can't stand credit cards? Does your organization (or you?) want to make a large contribution or one that matches reader contributions?

How to support The Tyee without ever touching your keyboard.

Option 1: Register with your credit card by phone:

Call 604-689-7489 in Vancouver or toll-free at 1-844-301-6677, Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm PST.

Option 2: Send us a cheque:

Cheques can be made out to The Tyee and mailed to:

The Tyee
PO Box 28187
West Pender St
Vancouver, BC V6C 3T7

Please include with your cheque your full name, return address, phone number and email, plus indicate whether you would like your contribution to remain anonymous. If you'd like to contribute monthly from your bank account, print off this form and follow the instructions.

How to set-up larger and matching contributions:

Would your organization or business be interested in making a larger contribution? You can do so by cheque as outlined above, or if you're interested in offering a matching contribution, give us a shout. Matching contributions can really help ramp up a campaign, and your organization gets great exposure as a supporter of independent journalism in the process.  If this is you, contact us by email or phone (604-689-7409).

Who are we?

We're an independent, online news magazine from BC founded in 2003. We're devoted to fact-driven stories, reporting and analysis that informs and enlivens our democratic conversation. Our reporting has changed laws, started movements and garnered numerous awards and the respect of our peers and readers. While some journalism gives the last word to power, we try to give the last word to ordinary folks.

Since 2009, Tyee Builders have pitched in to hire extra reporters, boost our coverage of provincial and federal election campaigns, and help grow The Tyee while other newsrooms shrink. Join Tyee Builders and together, let’s make good news.

Our vision

Canada is facing major challenges ahead. At the same time, our national media is in collapse. Newsrooms continue to shrink and consolidate under the control of fewer and fewer corporations, and there are fewer journalists asking tough questions of those in power. We believe that our democratic conversation is made possible by strong, independent media, who exist first and foremost to serve the needs of its readers.

How you can help

By contributing to The Tyee on a monthly basis, you are helping to strengthen and grow our team of fierce, tough-minded journalists and editors. Tyee Builders who give every month allow our small and nimble team to plan ahead, and produce original stories that you will not see anywhere else. We don’t put our articles behind paywalls, so your contribution helps to keep our stories open and available to everyone.

Join our community

We want to know which issues matter most to you. Energy and environment? Inequality? Electoral reform? When you sign up, you’ll complete a news priority survey that will help inform our reporting. As a special thanks for joining, you’ll receive editorial reports, discounts from partners, random swag giveaways, and discounts on special events and Tyee Master Classes.

Support independent media, get sweet Tyee gear

Helping to create more in-depth coverage of our communities is its own reward. To sweeten the deal and show our special thanks, we’ve created custom, high-quality items exclusively for those who sign up as monthly recurring supporters.

Want to give to The Tyee but don’t want the swag? Not to worry, you can opt out of receiving items when you complete your payment.

We worked with Vancouver artist, Ciele Beau, and Fairware, a local supplier specializing in ethical gear, to create this line of gifts we hope you’ll love.

Give at any level: Custom Tyee lapel pin

Show off your Tyee Builder status with our snazzy silver Tyee fish pin.

$15 or more per month: Pin and pocket notebook

You’ll receive everything mentioned above PLUS a special pocket notebook to capture all of your thoughts, ideas for your next project, doodles and lists.

Notebook is three by five inches. Printed with vegetable-based inks on 100% recycled papers with offset presses powered by renewable energy, and handcrafted in Portland, Oregon.

$25 or more per month: Pin, pocket notebook and tote

You’ll receive everything mentioned above PLUS a beautifully illustrated tote bag. This is not some flimsy tote bag that will fall apart after a couple of uses. This heavy cotton bag is big enough for some serious grocery store expeditions and strong enough to do the job.

Made from 12 oz 100% certified organic cotton canvas. Control Union Certified (Netherlands).

$50 or more per month: Pin, pocket notebook, tote, and mug

Get all of the things! You’ll receive everything mentioned above PLUS a custom 15 oz Tyee mug.


“I support The Tyee because its reporters are brave, independent and smart as hell — and because now is a critical time to hold government accountable to its promises”

Naomi Klein