The BC Paraplegic Foundation provides essential financial support to enable the successful delivery of Spinal Cord Injury BC’s Peer Program and Information Services.
In addition, the Foundation awards annual scholarships and bursaries to students with spinal cord injury who meet the Foundation’s funding criteria.
The Foundation was established in 1975 when employees of Premier Cablevision collected funds in memory of a co-worker who had a spinal cord injury. Their donation was matched by the company and totaled just over $1,000.
Today, the Foundation holds assets valued at over $6 million and relies on investment income, donations from individuals and corporations, and legacy gifts and bequests to achieve its charitable goals. All contributions of funds and volunteer efforts are gratefully accepted.
A popular Vancouver fundraiser for the BC Paraplegic Foundation was held each summer until 2015, “The Doug Mowat Memorial Golf Tournament”. Named in honour of the SCI BC’s first Executive Director and pioneer in the disability community, the Foundation hopes to continue this annual event in the near future.
To contact the Foundation please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BCPF BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2016-2017:
Ross McDonald, Chairperson
Peter W. Webster, Vice Chair
Al Wagner, Secretary Treasurer
Bernard Fahy, Past Chair