About Us

West Island Community Shares is a fundraising organization that currently supports 41 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 $13 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.

20 years and counting!

Date:

On September 7th, we launched our annual fundraising campaign and celebrated our 20th anniversary. Our goal is to raise $1.3 million. We believe that, together with everyone in our community who stands behind us, we can do this and make a difference in the lives of West Islanders in need.

 

OUR CO-CHAIRS:

We are proud that John Helou, President of Pfizer Canada Inc., and Martin Thibodeau, President, Quebec Headquarters of RBC Royal Bank are our campaign co-chairs. We look forward to working with them to achieve our goal of raising $1.3 Million.

 

COMING SOON:

Our Website will have a 20th Anniversary section filled with photos, videos and stories about people overcoming hardships thanks to the community groups who helped them, and the donors, partners and volunteers who hold a special place in our history and in our hearts.  Check back soon! 

 

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