C7Rays Non-Profit




A registered BC non-profit society

Our Vision:
We envision a world where Indigenous knowledges of the Eagle and Condor are honoured and celebrated through intergenerational sharing to empower individuals and communities to live in harmony with Mother Earth.

Our Mission:

  • People – Facilitate exchange of Indigenous knowledge through nurturing meaningful relationships and wisdom sharing to empower individuals and communities.
  • Community – Creating experiences in communities to celebrate and honour Indigenous traditions.
  • Environment – Bring awareness to restoring the relationship between ourselves and Mother Earth based on Indigenous values of responsibility, reciprocity and reverence.

Our Values: 

Our values are guided by the 7 Andean Principles and Traditional Teachings which give us a blueprint from which to work and make decisions.

  • Ayni – Relationship/Reciprocity
  • Munay – Responsibility/Beauty
  • Yachay – Sacred Learning
  • Llanquay – Sacred Work
  • Saminchay – Reverence
  • Illawy – Equality/Parity/Partnership
  • Suma Causay – To live in a good way (harmony) with all of existence


Our 2017 Board of Directors:

  • Heidi Van Impe ~ Chair
  • Cynthia Callison ~ Vice-Chair
  • Lorrie Martin ~ Treasurer/Secretary
  • Dorothy Ratcliffe ~ Director
  • June McCue ~ Director

While we are newly formed as a registered non-profit society for this aspect of our operations we have been building on many of these grass-roots community based initiatives and projects since 2008.

We are committed to building and contributing to community-based projects in the Sacred Valley of Peru that support the well-being and thriving of communities, with a special focus on children and holistic-based education.

Throughout the year, we are involved in initiatives led and directed by the communities, themselves, which include contributions towards school supplies, special celebrations for the children, and distributing food and warm clothing. We have also begun to partner with like-minded schools, organizations and individuals in Canada and the US that are inspired to be a part of future projects…we look forward to sharing more with you in the upcoming months!

We are always grateful for your donations as any bit helps keeps these projects alive and thriving. If you would like to make a financial contribution please contact foundation(@)childrenofthe7rays.com

If you would like to contact us about volunteer opportunities in Vancouver or contribution of time, resources, or sponsorship, you may do so by contacting us at: foundation(@)childrenofthe7rays.com.