Community Enrichment Program

Blackcomb at dusk

The 2023 Community Enrichment Program (CEP) application period is now closed.

Each year, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) financially supports local not-for-profit organizations or societies that benefit the resort municipality and move the community closer to its Vision through the Community Enrichment Program (CEP) and Fee for Service agreements.

To qualify for a grant through the CEP, applicants must operate in one of the following categories: Environment, Social Service, Community Service, Recreation and Sport, or Arts and Culture.

The amount provided to each selected organization varies but can only be up to 50 per cent of a program’s total cost.

Funding will be evaluated by Council in accordance with Council Policy A-7 Community Enrichment Program and funding must contribute to the general interest and advantage of the Whistler Community.

Organizations applying for the 2023 CEP funding will be required to make a presentation to Council on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at the Committee of the Whole.

Organizations will be expected to submit a complete CEP Grant Reporting Form to the Legislative Services Department by December 1, 2023.

Important dates for the 2023 CEP process: 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Application period opens.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Application period closes at 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

CEP applicants make required presentations to Council at the Committee of the Whole Meeting (starting at 2:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Council approves and announces the 2022 CEP funding to be awarded at Regular Council meeting.

Friday, April 28, 2023

CEP funds are issued by the end of April 2023.

Friday, December 1, 2023

Deadline for receiving CEP Grant Reporting Forms from all 2023 recipients.

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Presentations to Council at Regular Council meeting by organizations that received $10,000 or more.

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

2022 CEP Grant Reporting Forms are published in the Regular Council meeting package.

2022 Recipients

Council allocated the grant funding for the annual Community Enrichment Program for the 2022 year as follows:

  • Whistler Community Foundation $3,000.00
  • Howe Sound Women Centre – PEACE $8,000.00
  • Howe Sound Women Centre – Whistler Women’s Centre – Drop-in $13,000.00
  • Pathways Serious Mental Illness Society $5,000.00
  • Sea to Sky Community Services Society – Whistler Playgroup $5,000.00
  • Whistler Community Services Society – Counselling Assistance Program $15,400.00
  • Girls Guides of Canada $1,000.00
  • Whistler Institute of Learning Society $2,500.00
  • Whistler Multicultural Society – Multicultural Community Kitchen $5,000.00
  • Whistler Multicultural Society – Resilience Whistler $3,500.00
  • Zero Ceiling Society of Canada $6,000.00
  • Whistler Farmers Market $3,500.00
  • School District 48 $5,000.00
  • Whistler Independent Supported Housing Society $1,000.00
  • Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE) $3,300.00
  • Whistler Naturalists Society $3,913.00
  • Whistler Lakes Conservation Association $2,000.00
  • BC Luge Association $2,000.00
  • Sea to Sky Nordics $3,000.00
  • Whistler Adaptive Sports Program $7,000.00
  • Whistler Blackcomb Freestyle Ski Club $2,000.00
  • Whistler Gymnastics Club $3,000.00
  • Whistler Minor Hockey Association $4,500.00
  • Whistler Mountain Ski Club $3,000.00
  • Whistler Nordics Ski Club $4,000.00
  • Whistler Sailing Association $3,000.00
  • Whistler Sea Wolves Swim Club  $3,000.00
  • Whistler Skating Club $4,000.00
  • Whistler Slo Pitch Association $3,000.00
  • Whistler Sport Legacies Society- Active After School Club $10,000.00
  • Whistler Youth Soccer Club $5,000.00
  • Axemen Rugby $1,500.00
  • Whistler Field Hockey Club $3,000.00
  • Yoga Buggy $1,500.00
  • The Point Artist-Run Centre Society $4,000.00
  • The Whistler Writing Society $2,500.00
  • Whistler Singers $1,500.00
  • Whistler Valley Quilters’ Guild Society $2,500.00
  • Whistler Chamber Music Society $2,000.00


Legislative Services Department
Community Enrichment Program

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