About Us

Who we are, and why we are here?

The Vulcan County Health and Wellness Foundation formed in response to local concerns about the scope of health services at the Community Health Centre. The volunteer board is comprised of residents from within Vulcan County and is supported by one full-time employee. As a Canada Revenue registered charity, the Foundation is registered under the Health Regulatory Act of the Province of Alberta, Canada. We produce public financials vetted by the Alberta Health Services Board, under the Minister of Health.

We are a project-based and goal-oriented so that we can respond strategically and efficiently to the community’s needs. This ensures that donated funds attain maximum benefit for their contribution to the Vulcan County Health and Wellness Foundation. In our Community Conversations sessions, our donors tell us that the most critical aspect of Rural Health is to have certainty and security of knowing, their healthcare providers are there for them when they need help. Health is the one equalizer, the topic that affects and aligns us all.

As our community grapples with the effects of COVID-19 and the unknown potential long-term impact on health, it is imperative we invest in education and services that prevent chronic disease and empower our community members with mental health support. We do not know what the future holds, but good practices strengthen us now and for the future.

The idea that we can keep people healthy and living out their lives in their community is paramount to the Vulcan County Health and Wellness Foundation’s vision.

The Vulcan County Health and Wellness Foundation is:
• an Alberta Health Services approved health organization
• a CRA approved charitable organization (#83190 7886 RR0001)
• an AGLC approved charitable organization (#707149)

Mission
The Vulcan County Health and Wellness Foundation is a charitable, non-profit organization charged with the task of raising funds to enable and enhance the quality health care and wellness programs in the towns and villages of Vulcan, Carmangay, Champion, Lomond, Milo, Arrowwood, and Mossleigh, and for all Vulcan County rural residents.

Vision
We believe the highest quality healthcare available is the right of every citizen of Vulcan County.

Why We Exist
To provide funding for
• the enhancement of healthcare facilities in Vulcan County;
• the supplementation and augmentation of wellness programs;
• bursaries for professional healthcare workers, first responders from the six stations in Vulcan County, and the Vulcan Regional Victims Services Society volunteer advocates.

Board of Trustees
Vulcan County Health and Wellness Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. These women and men dedicate their time and expertise to provide guidance and help raise funds to improve the quality of life in our community. The Foundation’s Board is composed of up to 15 individuals who reside on farms, in villages, as well as in the town of Vulcan.

Stewards of Donations Received
The Board of Trustees of the Vulcan County Health and Wellness are, and will continue to be, conscientious stewards of all donations the Foundation receives. We believe donors are not making donations “TO” the Foundation. Rather, donors are making donations “THROUGH” the Foundation in order to enhance healthcare and wellness programs for everyone living in Vulcan County.

The Expansion of Health Centre is Not Our Last Project
The expansion of the Vulcan Community Health Centre is not the end of the Vulcan County Health and Wellness Foundation – it is just the beginning. Once construction of the new wing resumes, the Board will focus its time and energy on planning the next project – a project that will continue to enhance healthcare, and wellness programs for all individuals living in Vulcan County. What that will look like – only time will tell!