ACT WEST Community Foundation (“ACT WEST”) is a federally registered charitable organization whose mission is to improve the lives of single mothers by funding their post-secondary education.
We provide funding for up to 4 years of post-secondary education at a University, College or Technical Institute in BC for qualified candidates.
We believe that with additional education and mentoring, these single mothers will be in a better position to secure employment and careers. This will greatly improve their ability to support their children and families and break the cycle of poverty.
We believe in the age-old quote: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, Teach a man to fish and you Feed him for a Lifetime”. This resonates as true today as it did hundreds of years ago. We believe that higher education is the most valuable asset to empower single mothers to secure meaningful employment and to be able to support their families.
ACT WEST is pleased to say that we have partnered with the YWCA who have been instrumental in providing candidates who are currently enrolled in educational programs. As well, we are honored to have some distinguished board members who are very committed to our mission and provide valuable insight towards our candidate scouting and selection.
ACT WEST is principally supported by The Dupuis Langen Group, a division of Dupuis Langen Financial Management (1985) Ltd. For more information, go to www.dupuislangen.com