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.
We’re Better Together – Join our Board of Trustees
Why be a Trustee?
Click here to download the Foundation’s Why be a Trustee? brochure.
The Foundation is looking for individuals who want to dedicate their time, energy, and skills to help us achieve our mission, vision, and goals.
- Learn about the power of philanthropy.
- Believe in your ability to shape the health of your community.
- Set goals for the future of community wellness.
- Move the goals of the Foundation forward.
Come and join our Board of amazing people, doing amazing things to augment the health and wellness of everyone living in Vulcan County.
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Please complete the application form below if you are interested in joining our team as a Trustee.
No time or not interested in becoming a Trustee?
There are three options available.
- Become an Ambassador
- Join one of our Advisory or Event Committees.
- Join as a Volunteer
By giving some of your time to the VCHW Foundation in as an Ambassador, as a member of one of our Advisory Committee, or a volunteer you will be making a meaningful contribution to the health and wellness of your community. It is also an excellent opportunity for you to grow into a larger role as Trustee when the time is right for you. The incumbent trustees Board equip you with the knowledge and skills to help you fulfill your future role as a Trustee with confidence.
Together, Board Members and Ambassadors make it all happen!
Why be an Ambassador?
The Vulcan County Health & Wellness Foundation is seeking enthusiastic and organized individuals to serve as Ambassadors on the Foundation’s Board.
Ambassadors are key to the Foundation’s ability to achieve its goals. While our Board and Executive Committee oversee the strategic direction and management of the Foundation, Ambassadors help the board carry out strategic actions in a specific area.
An Ambassador is defined as any person who is invited or appointed to join the Foundation’s Board of Trustees in a non-voting capacity. As an Ambassador, you can support the VCHW Foundation in many areas including but not limited to:
- event and activity planning
- fund development
- community relations
- public relations
- strategic planning
- risk management
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Why sit on an Advisory Committee?
As a forward-thinking member of our community, you have the opportunity to work with Trustee Advisory Committees that help to 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
Why become a Volunteer?
- Volunteering your time provides a significant benefit to the health and wellness of people living in Vulcan County.
- By volunteering, you inspire others to get involved to make a positive change in the community. It also sets a good example for children.
- Every day we are bombarded with disheartening news stories. Volunteering presents a proactive way of doing something to make the world a better place. Even the smallest gestures make a difference. And if we all band together, those small gestures can add up to a big change!
For more information, please contact the Foundation’s Executive Administrator – Gail Wark.
Vulcan County Health & Wellness Foundation
610 Elizabeth Street – Vulcan Community Health Centre
P.O. Box 28, Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0
403-485-4001 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Please complete the following form if you would like to become involved.
Click on one of the following roles if you would like more information. You will be contacted shortly.
Trustee Ambassador Advisory Committee Volunteer