Contributions to Local Charities during COVID-19

Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation (PQCF) offers a big THANK YOU to community supporters!

The Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, has been able to offer nearly $70,000 in financial support to non-profit organizations. This was made possible through public donations and partnerships with the Vancouver Foundation and the Nanaimo Foundation.

In addition, through the Federal Emergency Community Support Fund and Community Foundations of Canada, PQCF was able to distribute $75,000 to local charities to support their COVID 19 emergency efforts.

PQCF connects visionary donors with causes that truly matter, enabling us to invest in people and projects by assisting local charitable organizations that make our communities stronger—now and for the long-term.

We encourage you to donate and support your local foundation to enable and enrich our communities over the long-term.

Distribution of Funds in Partnership with Nanaimo Foundation – $39,363.21

Charity Project Description Contribution
Salvation Army Food Bank
COVID19 response for vulnerable populations
$5000
Forward House Community Society (Parksville)
COVID19 response for vulnerable populations
$2500
Nanoose Community Services
COVID19 response for vulnerable populations
$4000
District 69 BackPack Program
COVID19 response for vulnerable populations
$3000
Island Crises Care Society/Orca House
COVID19 response for vulnerable populations
$4000
Oceanside Hospice
COVID19 response for vulnerable populations
$5000
Society of Organized Services
COVID19 response for vulnerable populations
$4863.21
Oceanside Homelessness - Ecumenical Advocacy Response Team Society (OHEARTS)
COVID19 response for vulnerable populations
$4000
Haven Society
COVID19 response for vulnerable populations
$5000
Young Life
COVID19 response for vulnerable populations
$2000

Distribution of Funds in Partnership with Vancouver Foundation – $30,000

Charity Project Description Contribution
TOSH (The Old School House Arts Centre)
TOSH (The Old School House Arts Centre)
$5000
Macmillan Arts Centre (MAC)
Getting the MAC open post-Covid-19
$2000
RCL #26
Support of Beaufort Squadron, Sea Cadets, Navy League, and PTSD veterans
$3000
Qualicum Beach Seniors Centre
Portable screen purchase for Zoom classes security & safety for seniors
$2000
Errington Market
Sanitizing equipment & products; food vouchers for those in need
$4000
Qualicum First Nation
Food and health supplies for shut-ins
$2000
Nanoose First Nation
Nanoose First Nation Food Bank
$2000
Errington War Memorial
ENCORE! – A Live Music film series for Seniors in long term care
$5000
Courtyard Café Food Program
Covid 19 Family Food Rescue
$2000
Qualicum Beach Historical & Museum Society
Re-opening assistance
$1000
Parksville Seniors Activity & Drop-in Centre
Centre re-opening
$1000
Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers
Re-opening and safety needs
$1000

Distribution of Emergency Community Support Fund by Community Foundations of Canada – $75,000  

Charity Project Description Contribution
SOS (Society of Organized Services)
COVID19 response for vulnerable populations
$20,000
Sources BC (previously called Family Resources)
Family Resources outreach"DiscoverY is a program that offers free short-term counselling to youth and young adults who might otherwise not be eligible for funded services in the community
$10,000
Young Life
A physically distanced, weekly outdoor program in lieu of a regular week long summer camp to engage with kids
$1450
Island Crisis
Handmade for Hope project to continue on with COVID adaptations
$9000
Diabetes Canada
A virtual Diabetes Camp (D-Camp) experience for local children, youth and families
$2000
Forward House
Provides transportation and offsite support for Forward House clients along with outreach in the community to vulnerable individuals
$18,000
VIRL(Vancouver Island Regionl Library)
Work with residential care facilities combat social isolation by providing digital infrastructure to enable residents to access VIRL’s eLibrary collections, attend VIRL’s virtual programs, connect with loved ones, and access the internet
$8320
Canadian Cancer Society
COVID19 response for vulnerable populations
$3000
BC SPCA
COVID19 response for vulnerable animals
$3230

Funded by

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2020 Community Spirit Award Recipient

PQCF receives Community Spirit Award 2020

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