The Squamish Community Foundation (SCF) is pleased to announce $171,000 in funding to support 17 community projects in Squamish through the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund.

The Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF) is a one-time investment of $400 million across Canada to help community service organizations (charities, non-profits, Indigenous governing bodies) adapt, modernize and be better equipped to improve the efficacy, accessibility and sustainability of the community services that they provide through the pandemic recovery and beyond. The CSRF was administered in partnership with the Community Foundations of Canada.

The following projects are being supported in Squamish:

  • Sea to Sky Hospice Society: Strengthening Internal Systems and Processes for Resiliency – $15,000.
  • Squamish Volunteer Centre Society: Financial Resiliency: Improving Systems and Processes at the Organizational Core – $20,000.
  • Howe Sound Women’s Centre: Rebranding Launch and Communication Strategy – $20,000.
  • Between Shifts Theatre Society: Transition and Restructure from Volunteer Based to Co-operatively Run – $15,000.
  • Squamish Search and Rescue Society: Communications/Fundraising Contact Data Base Creation – $15,000.
  • Howe Sound Curling Club: Howe Sound Curling Club Organizational Recovery and Resiliency Project – $10,500.
  • Squamish Rebuild Society: Major Construction Contractors Consignment Program – $15,000.
  • Mamquam River Access Society: MRAS Policy and Procedures Manual Upgrade – $10,000.
  • Squamish Climate Action Network Society: Strengthening Organizational Structures – $10,500.
  • Squamish Seniors Centre Society: To Establish Our Internal Accounting System – $10,000.
  • Squamish Arts Council: Squamish Arts Communication Plan and Arts Calendar – $10,000.
  • Squamish Environmental Conservation Society: Cloud Storage Conversion and Website Refresh – $10,000.
  • Squamish Hospital Foundation: SHF Social Media Engagement Initiative – $10,000.

Community service organizations are at the forefront of addressing communities’ needs. Since the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have struggled with increased demand for their services, reduced revenues, declines in charitable giving due to the rising cost of living, and a greater need to make use of digital tools. Many organizations are struggling to recover and adapt their services to the changing needs of Squamish.

For more information, visit the Community Services Recovery Fund website.  For more information on the Squamish Community Foundation, you can visit our website or contact us at