Community Investment Fund


The Community Investment Fund is financed by a share of the Port’s annual net income that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents of the north coast. By investing these funds into community projects, led mostly by dedicated local volunteers, the Port has been able to share its financial success with the communities that enable it.

Since the Fund’s inception in 2009, over $10 million has been committed to the fund, helping over 70 local legacy projects come to life. Each of these projects has filled an important role in supporting sports, recreation, arts, culture, health, education, the environment, and other needs in the community.

Feature Program Projects

Costal Pathways Partnership

Contributed: $100,000


A partnership between local industry and educational institutions has resulted in the creation of new skilled trades programs for Prince Rupert and surrounding communities.

Peter Witherly Community Music Studio

Contributed: $250,000


A new building on the campus of Prince Rupert’s Charles Hays Secondary School is providing a dedicated space for the community’s many performing arts groups.

North Pacific Cannery Restoration

Contributed: $200,000


The Port Edward Historical Society has launched a 20,000-square foot restoration project at the oldest remaining intact salmon cannery on the West Coast of North America. 

Salmon Education and Stewardship Centre

Contributed: $10,000


The Prince Rupert Salmon Enhancement Society has completed a hands-on learning environment for residents and visitors to discover the importance of local salmon stocks.