Giving Back to the Community and our Members
The Board of Directors of the Whistler Farmers' Market identified "social responsibility" as an important direction for the organization in its 2011 Strategic Plan. The Whistler Farmers' Market has historically provided funding for the Whistler Food Bank. In 2012 we were able to increase their contribution back to the community significantly. We are able to provide awards to the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation and Fairmont Chateau Whistler Foundation for $2000 each. The Whistler Food Bank contribution was increased by $2000. The Pemberton Arts Council received $1000 and the Whistler Arts Council received $500 in cash and $500 in market value.
The Board of Directors has since approved a policy that will see a minimum of $10,000 per year dedicated to supporting community organizations.
Social responsibility is embedded in the corporate culture of the Whistler Farmers' Market. We fully acknowledge that our success is due in a large part to the support of our partners and the community we are so proud to serve.