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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – North Peace Comunity Foundation was granted charitable status effective January 1st, 2022 and achieved membership with Community Foundations of Canada.

CFC is a national network of over 200 Community Foundations that have provided guidance and leadership to the NPCF.

The NPCF was established in 2021 to bring together financial resources through industry, business, families and individuals through grants for projects and programs that focus on ‘For the Future of the People’, the foundation’s tagline.

“I am so happy that the Vision of a Community Foundation For The People has been realized,” says Lori Ackerman, Mayor of Fort St. John and current Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

In a release, they said that the founding board of directors continues to work with NPCF’s core values: community-driven and community-led, planned, transparent, accountable, protective of funding and assets, and adaptable.

Another critical milestone the foundation wanted to celebrate was finalizing a logo design.

Verena Hofman, Doig River First Nation’s Manager of Cultural Heritage Resources & Language Department, made significant contributions to the tagline, including providing the Dane-Z̲aa Z̲áágéʔ translation included in the logo.

The logo also includes a beaded design by local artist Garry Oker that represents ‘The People’ that the NPCF was created by and for, says the release.

The foundation says they worked with a local graphic designer, Karen Theirson of Indigo Designs, to create the logo with an aspect of water to symbolize the vital element, the interconnectedness of the communities, and the invited and celebrated diversity.

Susan Adams, NPCF’s executive director, says she is looking forward to sharing further upcoming announcements and activities, including a significant donation announcement, a call-out for Directors and Committee members, and a region-wide photo contest.

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