Whistler awards $149,800 in Community Enrichment Program grants to Whistler not-for-profit organizations and societies

Publication Date: April 22, 2021

Publication Date:  April 22, 2021

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is awarding $149,800 in grant funding to 31 local not-for-profit organizations and societies to deliver 34 programs through the 2021 Community Enrichment Program (CEP).

“The Community Enrichment Program supports valuable local organizations and programs that move the community closer to its vision,” said Mayor Jack Crompton.

CEP funding contributes to the interest and advantage of the Whistler community in spanning the categories of environment, social service, community service, recreation and sport, and arts and culture.

A total of 34 Community Enrichment Program grants were awarded to:

  • Association of Whistler Residents for the Environment ($3,000)
  • Whistler Naturalists Society ($3,000)
  • Community Foundation of Whistler ($3,000)
  • Howe Sound Women’s Centre – Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling and Empowerment ($8,000)
  • Howe Sound Women’s Centre – Whistler Women’s Centre – Drop-In ($13,000)
  • Pathways Serious Mental Illness Society ($6,000)
  • Sea to Sky Community Services Society – Better At Home ($4,500)
  • Sea to Sky Community Services Society – Whistler Parent-Tot ($5,000)
  • Whistler Community Services Society – Counselling Assistance Program ($14,000)
  • Whistler Institute of Learning Society ($5,000)
  • Whistler Mature Action Community ($2,000)
  • Whistler Multicultural Society – Multicultural Community Kitchen ($5,000)
  • Whistler Multicultural Society – Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network ($4,000)
  • Whistler Waldorf School Society ($2,000)
  • Zero Ceiling Society of Canada – Work 2 Live Program ($8,000)
  • BC Luge Association ($2,000)
  • Sea to Sky Nordics ($4,000)
  • Whistler Adaptive Sports Program ($7,000)
  • Whistler Blackcomb Freestyle Ski Club ($1,600)
  • Whistler Disc Golf Club ($1,000)
  • Whistler Gymnastics Club ($3,000)
  • Whistler Minor Hockey Association ($1,750)
  • Whistler Mountain Ski Club ($4,000)
  • Whistler Nordics Ski Club ($3,500)
  • Whistler Sailing Association ($4,000)
  • Whistler Sea Wolves Swim Club ($3,000)
  • Whistler Skating Club ($4,350)
  • Whistler Slo Pitch Association – Batting Cage ($5,000)
  • Whistler Sport Legacies ($4,100)
  • Whistler Youth Soccer ($6,000)
  • The Point Artist-Run Society   ($4,000)
  • The Whistler Writing Society   ($2,500)
  • Whistler Singers ($1,500)
  • Whistler Valley Quilters’ Guild Society ($2,000)

The amount provided to each organization cannot be more than 50 per cent of a program’s total costs. Organizations receiving CEP grants must report back to Council on the use of their funds by the end of the year. The CEP supports local not-for-profit organizations or societies that benefit the resort municipality and move the community closer to its Vision.

Community Enrichment Program application and assessment

Applications were due on February 15, 2021, and each organization made a presentation to Council at the Committee of the Whole meeting on March 16. Following this, Council reviewed and discussed all of the applications for funding. Staff assessed the applications and subsequent discussions from Council to put forward their recommendations.

In addition, as part of the CEP annual budget, Council awards two $1,000 scholarships to two members of Whistler Secondary School’s graduating class. The Scholarship Committee of the Whistler Secondary School will provide a list of recommendations, and Council will make two selections based on the following criteria:

  • Strong academic performance
  • Demonstrated school and community involvement
  • Financial need (and initiatives taken to help offset post-secondary costs)

Learn more about the Community Enrichment Program.

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