The Western Communities Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization committed to improving local communities.

Upcoming events

  • 12 May 2017

    Nanaimo Charity Golf Tournament

      Held each year at the Pryde Vista Golf Course in Nanaimo this charity golf tournament brings awareness to the…
  • 14 Jun 2017

    Prince George Golf Tournament

      The first Wednesday in June the Prince George office has a charity golf tournament. In 2017 it will be…
  • 07 Sep 2017

    2017 Western Communities Foundation Fall Golf Classic

    September 7, 2017 will mark the 16th annual Fall Golf Classic at Higbhwood Golf and Country Club in High River,…

2013 Southern Alberta was hit by a series of floods


Many schools, playgrounds and homes were destroyed. The employees of Western worked together to raise funds for these hard hit areas.  Since that time 3 playgrounds in High River have been replaced with $150,000 coming from the Foundation

How we give back

Community Infrastructure Grants

Exceptional Achievement & Bursary Awards

Matching Grants

Each year, the Western Communities Foundation awards a series of $5,000 infrastructure grants to support community projects identified by Western staff.

The Western Communities Foundation Exceptional Achievement Citation & Bursary Award is awarded to a local high school graduate in communities that are served by Western Financial Group.

In 2005, the Western Communities Foundation launched the Matching Grant program whereby it matches – up to $500 – funds raised by employees in support of a local community project.

Our Most Trusted Supporting partners

“It is wonderful to see a record number of infrastructure grants going to these great causes. The projects are selected by the employees as they know the specific needs of their communities.”

Scott Tannas, President, Western Communities Foundation

Latest news from our blog

Check out all our latest updates and stay in touch with the Western Communities Foundation as we continue to improve the communities in which we operate. For a direct inquiry or for further information on the Western Communities Foundation, please contact our Foundation Coordinator Laurette LaPlante at 403-652-2663 ext. 373 or