In order to be eligible to present to our membership, nominated organizations must be based in the Sea to Sky community (Whistler, Squamish, Pemberton) and must be a registered not-for-profit or charitable organization eligible to provide tax receipts for donations. It must be previously established (no start-ups). No national or international charities, programs or organizations will be considered at this time as the current focus is on contributing to our local community. Charities that are nominated and selected to present to membership are not eligible to return to the nomination list for 1 year. Charities that are nominated and selected through ballot vote to receive 100 Women Whistler funds are not eligible to return to the nomination list for 3 years.
Zero Ceiling Society of Canada
$11,300 Raised - May 29, 2019
Zero Ceiling reduces youth homelessness and raises the quality of life for young people experiencing homelessness from Vancouver through the Sea to Sky Corridor. They provide housing, employment and professional support that empowers young people with effective, practical tools to live healthy and independent lives. Through adventure-based learning, Zero Ceiling provide opportunities for young people to experience mountain life and cultivate healthy, purposeful direction in their lives. Their Work 2 Live program and Adventure Sessions provide structured outdoor experiences and life skills support that help participants, ages 16-24, get off the streets and into the mountains of Whistler, BC. They believe that mountain experiences are powerful agents for change. All young people should get the chance to breathe mountain air, hear the scrape of a board on snow, feel earth below feet, and wind whooshing past their ears. They should also be given the chance to learn the value of working hard and to feel the pride that comes from building a self-supportive life.
Each quarter 100 Women Who Care Whistler will randomly select three registered charities from our collection of member-nominated organizations. These three charities will be asked to come and present to our membership group. A vote will take place after all three nominees have presented and majority wins. The selected charity organization will receive the entirety of funds from our membership group ($100 per member).
Their logo and organization description will appear here!