Whistler awards $151,800 in Community Enrichment Program grants to Whistler not-for-profit organizations and societies

Publication Date: April 27, 2022


The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is awarding $151,800 in grant funding to 34 local not-for-profit organizations and societies to deliver 37 programs through the 2022 Community Enrichment Program (CEP).

“The Community Enrichment Program supports local organizations, people and programs who play a valuable role in strengthening Whistler’s character, sense of place, and natural environment,” 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 37 Community Enrichment Program grants were awarded to:

  1. Community Foundation of Whistler ($3,250)
  2. Howe Sound Women’s Centre – PEACE ($8,000)
  3. Howe Sound Women’s Centre – Whistler Women’s Centre – Drop-in ($13,000)
  4. Pathways Serious Mental Illness Society ($5,000)
  5. Sea to Sky Community Services Society – Better at Home ($4,500)
  6. Sea to Sky Community Services Society – Whistler Playgroup  ($5,000)
  7. Whistler Community Services Society – Counselling Assistance Program ($14,000)
  8. Whistler Institute of Learning Society ($2,500)
  9. Whistler Mature Action Community ($2,000)
  10. Whistler Multicultural Society – Multicultural Community Kitchen ($6,273.78)
  11. Whistler Multicultural Society – Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network ($3,000)
  12. Zero Ceiling Society of Canada ($6,000)
  13. Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE) ($3,000)
  14. Whistler Farmer’s Market – partnership with AWARE ($3,000)
  15. Whistler Naturalists Society ($3,276)
  16. BC Luge Association ($2,000)
  17. Sea to Sky Nordics ($3,000)
  18. Whistler Adaptive Sports Program ($7,000)
  19. Whistler Blackcomb Freestyle Ski Club ($4,000)
  20. Whistler Gymnastics Club ($2,500)
  21. Whistler Minor Hockey Association ($4,000)
  22. Whistler Mountain Ski Club ($3,000)
  23. Whistler Nordics Ski Club ($3,000)
  24. Whistler Sailing Association ($2,500)
  25. Whistler Sea Wolves Swim Club ($3,000)
  26. Whistler Skating Club ($4,000)
  27. Whistler Slo Pitch Association ($2,500)
  28. Whistler Sport Legacies Society ($2,000)
  29. Whistler Youth Soccer Club ($5,000)
  30. Axemen Rugby ($1,250)
  31. Whistler Field Hockey Club ($3,100)
  32. Yoga Buggy ($1,000)
  33. The Point Artist-Run Centre Society ($4,000)
  34. The Whistler Writing Society ($2,500)
  35. Whistler Singers ($1,650)
  36. Whistler Valley Quilters’ Guild Society ($2,000)
  37. Whistler Chamber Music Society ($1,000)
  38. Whistler Secondary School Scholarship ($6,000)

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 Official Community Plan Vision.

Community Enrichment Program application and assessment

Applications were due on February 15, 2022, and each organization made a presentation to Council at the Committee of the Whole meeting on March 22, 2022. Staff assessed the applications and put forward their recommendations to Council. Council reviewed and discussed all of the applications for funding to make the final decisions.


As part of the CEP annual budget, Council awards six $1,000 scholarships to six members of Whistler Secondary School’s graduating class. The Scholarship Committee at Whistler Secondary School will provide a list of recommendations, and Council will make the selections in June 2022 based on the following criteria:

  • Strong academic performance
  • Demonstrated school and community involvement
  • Financial need

For more information, visit whistler.ca/CEP.

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