• Each year 1 in 5 West Islanders turns to a community groups for help.  
  • Their needs are real and pressing and include: food security, cancer, autism, at-risk youth, bullying, substance abuse, depression and suicidal thoughts and more.
  • Half – 30,000 of those helped - are children and youth under the age of 25. ‚Äč

In 2013, a survey of the community organizations we support revealed a shortfall of over two million dollars to keep up with current demands. This amount represents the “gap” they have identified between their ability to offer vital programs and the additional amount required to ensure that no one is put onto a waiting list.


Our goal in 2016-2017 is to raise $1.2 million for 40 local community groups that help West Islanders in need.  Your donation would make a real difference.

Please donate today

Our Next Event

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

The Children's Gala

Date: Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Tickets can be found HERE.


The Children’s Gala benefiting West Island Community Shares is a benefit event held under the honorary chairmanship of Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank. The theme for this year’s festive family event is Harry Potter and Disney! (

Dress your children in character and come enjoy orchestral music as well as a circus show for the entire family!

Adult: $25
Child: $15

11:00 a.m.
Doors open
Photo session for everyone

12:00 p.m.
Lunch boxes for everyone

1:00 p.m.
Opening remarks
Musical variety show and circus

2:00 p.m.
Dessert cocktail

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