About West Island Community Shares

West Island Community Shares is a unique non-profit organization dedicated to helping West Islanders in need. With the help of caring citizens, companies and associations, we raise crucial funds for 40 local community groups. These groups offer help, comfort and support to residents with many different needs.

1 in 5 West Islanders turns to these groups for help with food security, cancer, autism, at-risk youth, bullying, substance abuse, depression and suicidal thoughts and more.

What makes West Island Community Shares unique?

100% of donations raised is distributed to the groups we support thanks to corporate partners that cover operational costs. We are the only not-for-profit in Canada to implement and sustain this model for 18 years.


We provides recurrent funding. Community groups that meet the fund allocation criteria can count on our support year-after-year.

West Island Community Shares is proud to have earned Imagine Canada’s Standards Program Accreditation. The accreditation testifies to its excellence in governance, financial accountability and transparency, fundraising, staff management and volunteer involvement.

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