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Plan to attend one of the “My Health, My Community” series of community dialogues. These sessions will look at the responses to the Vancouver Coastal Health survey that was circulated the first half of the year and engage you, the public, in determining what the key issues are and providing some suggestions for the action plans.

Mark your calendars for:
Sechelt – September 11th – 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Royal Canadian Legion
Pender Harbour – (for Regional District results) – September 17th – 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Royal Canadian Legion
Gibsons – September 18th – 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Royal Canadian Legion

A wrap-up meeting will be held on Thursday October 16th at 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club to present the findings for the entire Coast.

Plan h, a collaboration of BC Health Communities and Ministry of Health, has selected our community to hold a Sustainability & Planning workshop for the local governments and appropriate stakeholder organizations in late October/early November. This will position them well for developing an Action Plan – and just in time for municipal elections!

Isn’t it great to know the few minutes you spent answering a survey might just amount to something concrete?

Another wonderful granting season!

We have just completed another very successful grant season! You can check out the pictures of the recipients here.  All photos courtesy of the Coast Reporter – many thanks to Associate Publisher Cathie Roy!

Sheila Page, Mo Farn, Sue Milne


Community Grant Committee members Sheila Page and Maurice Farn share some treats with SCCF member Sue Milne at the Donors Reception



Richard Wilson

Board Treasurer Richard Wilson serves the generous donors at the reception





Sandra Cunningham & Cameron Reid

Executive Director Sandra Cunningham and SCCF Board Chair Cameron Reid are pleased the event was such a success




Nicholas Simons, Shelley McDade

Board member and CEO of Sunshine Coast Credit Union chatting with MLA Nicholas Simons




My Health, My Community – save the date(s)!

We will be holding a series of community dialogues this Fall to report the results of this Vancouver Coastal Health survey and to formulate recommendations to take to the powers that be.

We will report back to each community the findings from the survey for that area.

September 11th – Sechelt – Royal Canadian Legion – 7:00pm – 9:00pm
September 17th – Pender Harbour – Royal Canadian Legion – 7:00pm – 9:00pm
September 18th – Gibsons – Royal Canadian Legion – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

The format will be a brief presentation by VCH sharing the results of the survey and the constraints they face, as well as a report from the Division of Family Practice (local doctors), and then we will break into round table discussions to determine what is missing and to recommend action items for local governments.

On  October 16th (SC Golf & Country Club – Roberts Creek -7:00pm – 9:00pm), we will report back on a summary of the combined findings for the entire Coast and then provide the local governments with the results.

District of Sechelt will hold an elected officials meeting in late Fall to develop Action Plans.



Celebrating our 10th Anniversary!! Visit our “Catch the Vision” Gala photo album



What is a Smart & Caring Community?  Watch this short video:

Governor General David Johnston – Smart & Caring Communities Address

February 26, 2013

The Foundation provides stable and sustainable support to charitable organizations on the Sunshine Coast. We create a way for individuals, families, corporations, businesses and groups to pool charitable giving into a single Community Capital Fund that will respond to the needs and concerns of the area’s residents from Port Mellon to Egmont.

Read more about us or get answers to frequently asked questions or to email/call us.

Our Mission

To contribute to the quality of life on the Sunshine Coast by building endowments, making strategic grants and inspiring community leadership.

Our Vision

To be a valued partner in philanthropy, enriching life on the Sunshine Coast in perpetuity.


2013 Grant Ceremony

One of the core objectives of our Foundation is Community Granting and we distributed the earnings which were a direct result of the capital investment made in previous years and from currently available flow through funds. In 2013, we presented community grants to 18 organizations and 16 other grants for several donor designated and field of interest grants.  […]

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