Community Leadership

Community Leadership

Within our Constitution we have three pillars of purpose:  to create endowments, to grant funds, and to provide leadership to the community.  Here is the specific wording on the third point:

a.     without intending to influence public opinion, to, from time to time, provide a forum and information to members of the community to assist the community to consider its priorities and address its emerging and existing needs relating to the relief of poverty, educational needs, social welfare and health issues, programs for the aged, the disabled, preservation and protection of the environment, advancement of the arts, prevention of delinquency, and substance abuse.

One of the most impactful projects we undertake is the production of the Vital Signs Report. These reports are a snapshot of our community which presents our challenges and celebrates our accomplishments. Our first two full Vital Signs reports were published in 2009 and 2011. In each of 2010 and 2012, we published two page updates on information relevant to those years.  In some cases the information in the updates is more anecdotal than would appear in a full report.

  • Over the past several years we have convened several events. 
  • In March 2006 we lead the Sunshine Coast Water Summit
  • In May 2010 SCCF convened a session called "Attracting, Retaining and Engaging Young Adults on the Sunshine Coast" to deal with some serious gaps related to young people on the Sunshine Coast. From this initiative the group Voice on the Coast, an advocate for the younger generation, was established.
  • In 2014 we facilitated the My Health, My Community public consultation workshops in partnership with the Sunshine Coast ranch of Vancouver Coast Health. Where VCH commissioned an in-depth online survey in health related issues, the Foundation worked with and reported back tot he community the results of the analysis.