Haida Gwaii Community Foundation

The Haida Gwaii Community Foundation (HGCF) was established by the Gwaii Trust Society in the fall of 2016 as an opportunity to receive funds and issue tax receipts to donors.  

The HGCF is a registered Canadian charity, B/N: 833633811RR0001 


Carl Hart Legacy Fund 
Launched in 2016, the Carl Hart Legacy Fund is building an endowment to support youth-oriented programs at Rediscovery T’aalan Stl’ang in perpetuity. Rediscovery gives young people on Haida Gwaii a chance to reconnect with the land, their culture and their communities. Gwaii Trust has agreed to match the first $250,000 in donations.  
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Gwaii Animal Helpline Fund 
The Gwaii Animal Helpline Fund was launched in November 2023. Donations support the well-being of companion animals on Haida Gwaii on a long-term basis. Gwaii Trust has agreed to match the first $50,000 in donations.  
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General Community Fund 
Donations made to the General Community Fund are unrestricted and used at the discretion of the Board of Directors to meet future priorities and ever-changing needs in our community. Past donations have gone to support medical travel for Haida Gwaii residents through Hope Air.  
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Green Shield Canada Community Impact Fund 
The GSC Community Impact Fund was launched in 2022 and invests in local organizations dedicated to improving oral and mental health on Haida Gwaii. This includes an investment of $290,000 for flow-through granting over two years (2022-2024), as well as a permanent endowment of $200,000.  


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For more information, contact: 
Carla Lutner, Executive Director 
Gwaii Trust Society 
250 559 5807