"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
- Sir Winston Churchill

The Churchill Society of British Columbia was founded in 1979 and is devoted to the memory of this outstanding world leader to ensure that his ideals and achievements are not forgotten and are utilized by succeeding generations.

Memorial Fund

The Churchill Memorial Fund sponsors the Churchill Communication Challenge which is an essay competition open to students studying History, Political Science and International Relations at the University of British Columbia or Simon Fraser University. The Memorial Fund encourages young people to look to Churchill as their role model for leadership in today’s changing and complex world. It is said that Churchill was the greatest practitioner of statecraft in the last century. Churchill was “a man of quality” as his biographer Martin Gilbert wrote and “a good guide for our troubled times and for the generations now reaching adulthood”. The Society’s Scholarship Committee selects essays from the submissions received and delivers scholarship awards to the chosen authors.

The market value of the Memorial Fund was approximately $104,500 as of September 30, 2023 and the Fund provided a total of two scholarships in November of 2023 in the respective amounts of $3,000 and $2,000.

We are pleased to have the prize winning essays for this year available for your viewing pleasure by clicking on the Scholarships Page.

Memorial Fund Donations

The Sir Winston Spencer Churchill Memorial Fund is fully funded by the Society, is administered by the Vancouver Foundation and is qualified for tax exempt status under the Income Tax Act.

Your donation to the Memorial Fund will underline your commitment to the great goals to which Churchill dedicated his life — liberty and democracy — and will enhance the ability of the Society to accomplish its purpose as set out in its Memorandum of Incorporation:

“to procure the advancement of education and without restricting the generality of the foregoing, to provide educational scholarships, bursaries, prizes and awards, and to carry out these purposes in such a manner as to perpetuate the memory of The Right Honourable Sir Winston Churchill”

To make your donation online, please click on the link below:
https://www.vancouverfoundation.ca/give/donate/fund/sir-winston-spencer-churchill-memorial-fund . If necessary, please hold down the Control key while clicking on the link. You may use your credit card to make your donation.
To make you donation by mail, please print the PDF below and mail along with your cheque payable to the Vancouver Foundation-Churchill Memorial Fund to:
Vancouver Foundation
Suite 200, 475 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 4M9

Thank you for your interest and support. A tax receipt issued by the Vancouver Foundation will be sent to you in due course.

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