Corporate Giving

Island Lake Lodge is committed to strengthening the community where we live & work. We are dedicated to addressing community needs through investments that provide meaningful and direct social benefit and align with our business priorities.

Areas of Focus

Preference is given to registered not-for-profit organizations, registered charities and philanthropic endeavors in the Elk Valley.

  • Youth: initiatives focused on the environment, sustainability and stewardship 
  • Community: opportunities that support Island Lake Lodge's responsibility-oriented values, key stakeholders, and local initiatives 
  • Industry: requests that support particular tourism and sector objectives
Types of Support

Island Lake Lodge will consider the following:

  • Monetary donations
  • In-kind donations
  • Authorized land/facilities use 
  • Time volunteered by Island Lake Lodge employees
  • Sponsorship of community initiatives and programs that help build relationships 

In order to structure and standardize our approach, we exclude the following from our Corporate Giving Policy:

  • Religious Organizations
  • Political Parties, candidates, or issues
  • Scholarships for individuals
  • Professional fundraisers
  • Individual applicants

Goals & objectives

  • Foster a supportive relationship with small businesses in the Elk Valley by making it a priority to hire local sub-contractors, consultants and promote other local tourism operators, purchase materials, supplies and products from local vendors and encourage local partnerships whenever possible
  • Maintain an open dialogue and a strong relationship with community groups and organizations such as the Fernie Trails Alliance, Tourism Fernie and The Fernie Chamber of Commerce
  • Partner with organizations and events to provide meaningful and impacting access to the Island Lake Lodge property
  • Allow access to lands for avalanche awareness and educational programs
  • Share all collected snow data with the Canadian Avalanche Association for regional updates on the public avalanche bulletins
  • Encourage volunteerism among staff and managers
  • Support local community conservation efforts by displaying literature and cooperating with programs and studies from various organizations

If you have an event, organization or initiative that you would like Island Lake Lodge to consider supporting, please send your request to:

Kirsten Madsen
Manager, Communications & Planning 

Please note that we need 60 days advance notice in order to support events and prioritize helping organizations in the Elk Valley.