Shaping neighbourhoods by building for the common good.
We believe that communities flourish when private enterprises work together for the common good. We’ve partnered with a diverse set of organizations that support their communities in Metro Vancouver and around the world.
Building for Possibilities
Since 1991, the Variety Learning Centre, a registered charity, has been dedicated to serving countless children with impairments. Over the years, more than 800 children diagnosed with Autism, and many types of disabilities and challenges, have received the necessary therapeutic interventions and education that would be impossible elsewhere. Therapies include speech-language therapy, occupational and physiotherapy, music therapy, counselling, and more.
Building for Acceptance
Since its opening in 1997, the Dr. Peter Centre has taken a stigma-free and culturally responsive approach to delivering its integrated healthcare services. Today, they are one of the world’s most recognized care facilities for HIV/AIDS, sharing its best practices with agencies and governments nationally and internationally.
Building for Local Art
The Shuffle is an annual, one-day art walk where over 20 Port Moody businesses, galleries, coffee shops and studios in come together to foster community and proudly showcase the work of local artists. The event is free, family friendly and attendees can discover captivating art installations, pop-up galleries, and live performances as local artists showcase their talent.
Building for Support
The Port Moody Firefighters’ Charitable Society is a group of off-duty Local 2399 Firefighters who volunteer their time to support those in need in their community. You can find the off-duty firefighters supporting local charities through fundraising efforts such as the Pancake Breakfast, their Charity Golf Tournament, and so many more events run throughout the year.
Building for Inclusivity
The Tri-Cities Pride Society was formed in 2017 to advocate for and serve the LGBT2SQ+ communities in the cities of Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra. Their focus is building a more inclusive Tri-Cities through dedicated advocacy and overarching support.
Building for Connection
Loneliness and isolation amongst many seniors affect not only their enjoyment of life but overall health as well. The Seniors Friendship Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing seniors together, connecting them not only with each other but also with our broader community. The Club aims to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere where adults over 50 can meet long-time friends and make new ones. The Seniors Friendship Society and The Club host the annual Links to Friendship Golf Tournament which engages seniors in an active community life.
Building for Positive Impact
RIBFEST, an annual fundraising event from the Rotary Club of Port Moody, has become a marquee family‐friendly event with an annual attendance of more than 50,000 guests from the Tri‐Cities and a wide‐reaching segment of Metro Vancouver residents and visitors alike. Rotary Club of Port Moody is a small but mighty club which, since 1999, has been a gathering place for leaders, problem-solvers, and professionals who want to have a positive impact on their communities.
Building for Local Business
For more than 50 years, the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce has been championing the local business community, fostering economic growth, delivering value to their members, and acting as a hub for connection in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, and the villages of Anmore and Belcarra.
Building for Enrichment
Encompass Support Services Society (ESSS) is a grassroots, non-profit agency that provides a wide range of enriching and essential programs and support services to the communities of Langley. They offer a variety of free, accessible community programs and activities for all ages with a primary focus on children youth and families.
Building for Independence
Kinsmen Foundation of BC is a not-for-profit organization, celebrating over 60 years of serving the needs of severely physically disabled people throughout British Columbia. Their mission is to raise funds to support many worthwhile organizations and individuals facing the daily challenges of living with a physical disability to improve their quality of life and independence.
Building for Performance
The Langley Mustangs is a volunteer run organization and a high performance and recreational club for athletes ranging in age from elementary school through post-secondary. The Langley Mustangs offer optimum, competitive opportunities for all athletes, regardless of ability. Marcon is pleased to sponsor the Langley Mustangs at the Bell Canadian Track & Field Championships.
Building for Fulfilling Lives
As a non-profit society, Talitha Koum assists women in healing from past trauma and overcoming addictions at two housing locations. They are committed to providing a safe and supportive community environment for women to be able to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.
Building for Diversity
BC Dumpling Festival in the Tri-Cities is an annual celebration of the diverse community we live in and brings together families, friends, neighbours, community organizations and businesses from different cultures to share food, entertainment, and laughter. Marcon is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the BC Dumpling Festival for 2023 & 2024! Asian Arts & Culture Society is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to promote multiculturalism and diversity and to celebrate Asian culture through arts and cultural events.
Building for Creativity
Art Rapture is focused on bending the boundaries of the traditional Canadian landscape through art. Art Rapture is committed to supporting charities that impact our local community. Marcon is proud to be the presenting sponsor of Art Rapture: The Throwback and the Emily Carr Grant.
Building For Generations
Marcon is proud to support Amica Senior Lifestyles Helping Hands Charity, who provide much-needed assistance to financially vulnerable Canadian seniors. Working together with residents in Amica properties, seniors in need are supported through financial donations and holiday gift baskets that include everyday essentials like warm clothing, blankets, and hygiene products.
Building For Bright Futures
For over 30 years Aunt Leah’s Place has aided kids in foster care and young mothers achieve a better future. Marcon is proud to support their incredible efforts, which provide safe housing, job training, and education on essential life skills to build personal independence and create a sense of belonging.
Building For Heroes
With the extreme weather conditions our province faced this year, many communities relied on search and rescue groups more than ever. Marcon is proud to support Coquitlam Search and Rescue, whose highly skilled team of volunteers risk their personal safety to put the safety of others first. We’re incredibly grateful for their ongoing efforts.
Building For Families
Marcon is proud to support Tri-City Transitions whose work supports all individuals who have experienced domestic violence and offers women and children a safe place to rest, rebuild, and restart for a brighter future ahead. They serve the communities of Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra.
Building For Empowerment
Marcon is proud to support Employ to Empower whose work supports members of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside who face both work and social barriers. Their programs are focused on entrepreneurship and self-advocacy. Employ to Empower's mission is to provide every person that comes through their doors the opportunity to achieve long-term self-reliance, economic well-being, and a sense of belonging.
Building For Healthy Kids
Marcon is proud to support Backpack Buddies who work to curb childhood hunger, partnering with schools in Metro Vancouver and on Vancouver Island to deliver ready-to-eat meals and healthy snacks to kids in need. They are focused on ensuring no child goes hungry over the weekend, and that no parent has to worry about where the next meal will come from.
Building For Community
At Marcon, building for life means building for community. We believe the foundation of every strong community starts with a collective goal to come together and support those around us. We are proud to support The Kettle Society whose work serves vulnerable members in the Vancouver area through mental health programs, employment opportunities, supportive housing, advocacy services, homeless outreach and much more.
Building for Empowerment
INUA Collective Society is a non-profit organization with operations in the BC Lower mainland. INUA Collective Society, along with JKamau Group, strives to elevate and up-skill the welfare of BIPOC and other racialized communities in BC lower mainland. They hope to achieve their goal through supporting, showcasing, and empowering the communities they work with through arts, sports, capacity building and entrepreneurship.
Building for Support
SHARE is a non-profit, independent, community-based organization providing leadership and programs in response to the social needs of the residents of the Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra), New Westminster and adjacent communities. At SHARE, they connect, engage & strengthen children, adults & families through various programs and support.
Improving Langley Memorial Hospital
Since 2017, the Langley Memorial Hospital has been campaigning to raise $10 million towards the creation of a new Emergency Department and MRI Suite – and soon this dream will become a reality. As Langley continues to experience incredible growth, updating community services to meet the demands of a thriving population is a necessity. Marcon is proud to be a hospital supporter and contribute to this vital improvement to the community.
The addition of these two features will positively impact the community in countless ways. The Emergency Department will better accommodate and care for those in all kinds of medical distress, decreasing wait times and increasing comfort during a painful and worrying time. The addition of an MRI Suite in early 2020, the only one in Langley, means faster diagnoses for patients in the community. Currently, Langley residents must travel to Surrey or Abbotsford for the advanced imaging technology and endure long wait times. Within its first 12 months, the MRI Suite at Langley Memorial Hospital will perform 7,500 exams.
There’s value in giving back to the community.
Coquitlam celebrates Canada Day
Having built new Marcon homes in Coquitlam, we are proud to be the presenting sponsor of Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day for the second year running. Thousands of members of the community will gather in Town Centre Park on July 1st for entertainment, food, activities, and fireworks over Lafarge Lake. The family-friendly celebration is the largest and most popular event in the Tri-Cities, and is sure to be a day and night to remember.
Our 567 Clarke + Como and Regan West projects in Coquitlam are currently under construction, while Regan’s Walk is completed. We look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationship with the community through this event and others – an important part of being a homebuilder.
Supporting sport at Burnaby Lake Rugby Club
Sport goes a long way in building community and camaraderie. The Burnaby Lake Rugby Club (BLRC) is one of Greater Vancouver and Canada’s premier rugby clubs. The club is home to 250 players, ranging in age from 4 to 50 years old, and participating in teams of all skill levels. There are also 160 alumni members, making the club a community for hundreds of rugby enthusiasts.
Marcon is a major sponsor, with our support going towards club jerseys, dues for underprivileged players, youth teams, and tournaments. We also lend support to the Next Gen program, which guides players towards competing at the National level.
BLRC includes two full-size rugby match pitches with a grandstand and public bar, player clubhouse with changing facilities and a weight room, and a training facility. Catch an upcoming game and cheer on your favourite teams – schedules may be found at bcrugby.com.
Marcon proudly supports the Vancouver Food Bank
In Spring of 2020, the Marcon team hosted a staff fundraiser to help those in need during Covid-19. Marcon matched all employee contribution's in support of the Vancouver Food Bank.
Urban Structure Education
Urbanarium is helping to provide Vancouver with stimulating and easy to understand information about how our urban system works, the forces acting on it, the alternative futures and what can be done. Marcon is proud to be a founding donor of Urbanarium, and to support public dialog on the development of our cities.
Keeping Adventurists Safe
North Shore Rescue perform upwards of 90 search and rescue operations each year. Having built over 1,000 homes on Vancouver’s North Shore, we wanted to support an area where many Marcon homeowners call home. For every home sold at Mill House, Marcon’s Lynn Valley project, Marcon donated a portion of the profits to the Tim Jones Legacy Fund.