2010 Projects

2010 Grants

 Grants from the Envision Employees' Endowment were made to:
  • VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation for the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre
  • The Kidney Foundation, BC Branch


BCIT's Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training Centre

A dozen local students are the first to test drive a new piece of technology that is revolutionizing how they train for a career in radiation therapy.
Thanks to a $20,000 donation from the Envision Financial Community Endowment administrated by the First West Foundation, BCIT’s Radiation Therapy department has purchased VERT (Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training), a virtual simulator that enables students to see 3D views and life-size visualizations of the human body.

The City of Abbotsford

Seniors and those with disabilities can look forward to some safer and more accessible transit stops in Abbotsford thanks to a unique partnership between the City of Abbotsford, the First West Foundation, Abbotsford Community Services and Community Futures South Fraser.

YWCA - Alder Gardens

Once construction is complete at the YWCA’s Alder Gardens, residents will be able to enjoy all the comforts of home thanks to a $8,581 grant from the Envision Financial Community Endowment, housed with First West Foundation.  

Peace Arch Hospital

For more than 800 babies born annually at Peace Arch Hospital, infant resuscitation warming beds are critical for regulating body temperature and providing CPR or medications immediately after birth.

Aldergrove Neighbourhood Services

Teens visiting the Fraser Valley’s newest drop-in youth centre now have access to all the comforts of home thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Envision Financial Community Endowment, housed with the First West Foundation. The funds have allowed Aldergrove Neighbourhood Services (ANS) to purchase much-needed furniture and appliances for the Beat the Streets youth program located at 3089 272nd Street, Aldergrove.

Langley Senior Resources Society

Moving is always an expensive thing to do. But what happens when a non-profit is faced with all those extra costs?
That was the problem facing Langley Senior Resources Society (LSRS) earlier this year when they moved their Adult Day Centre program into a larger building and needed new furniture to fill the space.

New View Society

Local residents coping with mental illness and poverty will soon benefit from a new Mental Wellness Centre in Port Coquitlam thanks in part to a $5,000 grant from the First West Foundation and its Envision Financial Community Endowment.

Mountainview Lodge Complex

Long-term care facilities can often be cold and clinical, with minimal design or décor added. But for the residents of Mountainview Lodge Complex, the “comforts of home” are slowly becoming a reality with a comprehensive renovation project.

Chilliwack Community Services

As construction progresses on Chilliwack’s newest second stage housing complex for youth, the technology that will soon help these at-risk youth update their resumes, find jobs and look for permanent housing has already been purchased thanks to a grant from the Envision Financial Community Endowment.
The endowment, which is housed with the First West Foundation, provided $9,957 to Chilliwack Community Services (CCS) to help outfit the new housing project with 16 computers and a server.