About Community Foundations
Be part of building a more vital Canada. You can start in your own backyard, by helping community foundations build more vital communities.
Give us a minute, an hour, a day of your time. Share your ideas, your inspiration, your dreams for your community. Visit a website. Read a story. Get in touch. Or give a gift. There’s no end of ways to participate.
Get In Touch
Find the community foundation near you. Visit their website. Learn more about the needs and opportunities in your area. Sign up for an e-Newsletter or download their annual report.
Discover your community. Learn what makes it tick. What are its successes? Its strengths and challenges? Read our Canada's Vital Signs report for an overview of our country’s quality of life.
Pick up the phone. Write an email. Knock on someone’s door. Vote! A vital community depends on you. Find something important to you and your community. Browse through our stories to learn how Canadians from all walks of life are contributing to their communities.
Community foundations are built by volunteers. Each foundation is operated by a volunteer Board of Directors, a group of community leaders who give their passion and expertise to help build more vital communities. Find out more about volunteering in your community – for your local community foundation or one of the many charitable organizations they support. Your time is one of the most valuable gifts you have to give.
EXPLORE WORKING FOR A NON-PROFIT:
Looking for a new career tied to your values or do you know a young person considering their employment options? If you're interested in making a difference, visit the HR Council for the Voluntary Sector for information about finding a job in the sector. Current community foundation vacancies are posted on our website.
EXPLORE YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY
Youth play a vital role in community foundations across Canada through our Youth in Philanthropy program. Young people from Russia, Australia and many other countries have come to Canada to learn more about this success story.