The Coquitlam Foundation is a member of Community Foundations of Canada - the national membership organization for the 171 community foundations across Canada.
Inclusive. Forward-looking. Fair. Creative. Safe. Green. Fun. There’s no end of words to describe what we want our communities and country to be.
But there’s one word that sums it all up. Vital. The vitality of our communities, or community vitality, is something community foundations care about a great deal.
Community vitality is the unique spirit that flourishes when people believe their community holds possibilities for everyone.
And it can be measured by how well people’s needs are being met: from our most basic needs—sustenance, shelter, health care, safety—to those that give quality to life, such as places and opportunities to play, learn and create.
All signs point to stronger communities. To us, the best sign for Canada’s communities—our vision for them—is that they are strong and getting stronger. What would this mean?
A vital community is one that:
In our vision, our communities are ready to address pressing problems like poverty, unemployment, hunger and housing. And all citizens are able to benefit from the best a community can offer: the arts, recreation, health care, education, safe and inclusive neighbourhoods and a healthy environment.
When your heart tells you it's time to help people in your community, but your head doesn't know where to turn, it's time to look to the Coquitlam Foundation. We're your hometown partner in philanthropy, helping you help your neighbours through charitable initiatives as simple as a one-time donation to our general fund or as profound as the establishment of an endowment fund. Look to the Coquitlam Foundation when you're looking to help.