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A community focused

non-profit

The West Vancouver Firefighters Charitable Society was created on February 1, 2005 and is registered and incorporated within the Province of British Columbia. The Society was created to raise funds for distribution to selected recipients within our Community and beyond.

We are very happy to say that more than 95% of money donated to our society goes directly to the people and organizations that we support.

Since our inception we have been able

to donate over $90,000.00!

Our work is accomplished primarily through the volunteer efforts of our OFF DUTY members.  As described in our Constitution, the purposes of the Society are to operate as a charitable organization and:

 

a) promote education by providing scholarships, bursaries or other forms of financial assistance

b) promote the welfare of persons in financial need or distress;

c) provide funds for the purchase of medical equipment for persons who are sick.

 

There are 8 Local 1525 Members that serve as our Board of Directors. We meet on a monthly basis to discuss various issues, including fundraising activities and funds allocation.

 

Here is where our money goes

 

- THE LOOKOUT SOCIETY 
- THE BC PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS BURN FUND
- FAMILY SERVICES OF THE NORTH SHORE
- CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
- MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

- YOUTH CENTRE CRISIS OUTREACH PROGRAM
- MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SCHOLARSHIPS:

  • WEST VANCOUVER SECONDARY SCHOOL

  • SENTINEL SECONDARY SCHOOL

  • ROCKRIDGE SECONDARY SCHOOL

- CYPRESS BOWL SKI PATROL
- ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION
- BC CANCER FOUNDATION
- THE WEEKEND TO END BREAST CANCER
- TERRY FOX FOUNDATION
- WEST VANCOUVER YOUTH BAND
- NORTH SHORE VOLUNTEERS FOR SENIORS

 

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Providing charitable programs and raising funds to benefit citizens in and around our community;

and to assist other charities that have similar goals and objectives.