About Us

West Island Community Shares is a fundraising organization that currently supports 40 local community groups. These groups provide frontline services to thousands of residents whose needs range from support in coping with poverty and food insecurity to cancer, troubled youth, substance abuse, mental illness and more. Since 1998, it has raised and distributed more than $12 million to local community groups.

What makes us unique:

  • 100% of donations raised go directly to the groups we support thanks to corporate partners that cover our operational costs. We are the only fundraising group in Canada to implement and sustain this model since 1998.
  • We offer recurrent funding so the groups we support count on us year-after-year.
  • We have earned Imagine Canada’s Standards Program Accreditation. The accreditation testifies to our excellence in governance, financial accountability and transparency, fundraising, staff management and volunteer involvement. ‚Äč

Click here to see the charities we support

Our Next Event

We hold events regularly through the year. See below for details of the our next event.

24-Hour Challenge - Live Here, Give Here Day!

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
We have 24 hours to raise $80,000 to meet our annual fundraising goal!

We are only $45,000 away from our fundraising goal of $1.2 million! On March 22nd, we'll be racing against the clock to close the gap. Donations will be matched - so please donate! Check out our Events Page too to see how West Island businesses are helping with special promotions on March 22nd.

100% of your donation will go to 40 local community groups that help West Islanders in need your donation will be matched. On March 22nd, please donate - thank you!

 
 
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