Peter Legge Literacy Endowment Fund

Description of donor:

Peter Legge Literacy Endowment Fund

Peter Legge is an inspiration to anyone who meets him! He lives his life dream as an internationally acclaimed professional speaker, a bestselling author and as Chairman & CEO of the largest independently owned magazine publishing company in Western Canada – Canada Wide Media Limited. He is a community leader, tirelessly devoting his time to many worthwhile organizations and a past Chair of the Vancouver Board of Trade.

For more than 40 years, Peter Legge has embodied the gutsy spirit of the entrepreneur. A savvy businessman with an uncanny ability to identify opportunities, Peter successfully developed what began as a small-circulation television listings magazine called TV Week into the foundation for a top Canadian enterprise.

Purpose of Fund:

The Peter Legge Literacy Endowment Fund was established in 2009 by philanthropist, publisher, author and motivational speaker Peter Legge, the Coquitlam Foundation's honorary chair.

The fund is designed to provide enhanced educational and literacy opportunities for students and their families in School District 43.Uses of this fund will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Bursaries for post-secondary education and adult vocational training principally for the residents of Coquitlam


To be eligible, the applicant must:

  1. be a resident of Coquitlam
  2. demonstrate financial need
  3. have a history of school and community involvement
  4. demonstrate academic success sufficient to enter post-secondary
  5. begin designated studies within three years of formal notification of selection, and
  6. submit a written report upon completion of the applicable term of studies

How to apply for this fund:

Each year, between early December and Mid-February, the Coquitlam Foundation accepts applications for its various funds. We will accept applications for this fund at that time through our application process.

How to donate to the fund: