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 Health Care 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.
Join our Team!
Become a Voting Board Trustee
We are currently seeking committed individuals to serve a three-year term on the Board. This is a volunteer (non-paid) position. Interested individuals, who are residents of the communities served by the VCHW Foundation (towns and villages of Vulcan County), are invited to complete this application form and submit it to the Board for consideration. The Board will review all applications and contact qualified candidates for further discussion. Those individuals invited to become a Trustee must submit to a police reference check before being appointed to the Board.
Become an Ambassador
This position is a non-voting member of the Board. As an Ambassador, you can support the VCHW Foundation in many areas. Opportunities to support and grow the VCHW Foundation exist in Event Planning, Fundraising and Fund Development. You will work with the dedicated and energetic County Wide Fitness Challenge Committee. Work with advisory committees in Community Relations, Communication, and Public Relations and Marketing. Strategic Planning and Risk Management.
Work with our Advisory Committees
As a forward-thinking member of our community, you have the opportunity to work with the Trustee Advisory Committees that set policies and build the structural foundation that will ensure the success of the VCHW Foundation well into the future. Your input is incredibly valuable. Advisory Committees currently seeking support are;
Fundraising /Fund Development
Events and Community engagement
County Wide Fitness Challenge
Everyone’s time is at a premium, and most especially for those with young families. By giving some of your time to the VCHW Foundation in Ambassador or in Advisory Committee capacities, you are making meaningful contributions, within your schedule. It’s an excellent opportunity to grow into a larger role as Trustees at a later date when the time is right for you. The Board will equip you with a wealth of knowledge, and you can fulfill your future role as a Trustee with confidence.
Thank you for your interest in the Vulcan County Health and Wellness Foundation