Carleigh Rae LeClair Fund

Description of donor:

Carleigh Rae LeClair Fund

This Fund commemorates the life of Carleigh LeClair who was born and raised in Coquitlam. Carleigh attended Hillcrest Elementary School, Maillard Junior Secondary School and graduated from Centennial High School. When Carleigh was 16 years old she was diagnosed with Type 1 (Juvenile) diabetes. The disease had a devastating effect on every aspect of Carleigh’s life. She struggled with controlling her blood sugar levels and with the emotional trauma that came with never knowing how diabetes would affect her next. After almost 8 years of battling the disease she died in January 2008 just before her 24th birthday.

Purpose of Fund:

This Carleigh Rae LeClair Fund was started by Carleigh’s family and has been supported by many caring family members, friends and business associates. The fund was initiated as a way of helping others who suffer as Carleigh did, and/or to support the family members who do so much in the day to day lives of a loved one with a disease.

The purpose of the Fund is to provide financial assistance for counseling, treatment or education to young people resident in School District 43, between the ages of 12 and 25 who suffer from a life altering medical condition. In particular it is the fund’s intention to assist young women who are afflicted with Type 1 diabetes or who have emotional difficulties in dealing with whatever medical condition they have.


  • Coquitlam Foundation is only allowed to provide funds to organizations on the Canada Revenue Agency’s List of Charities.
  • You need to demonstrate how your project helps individuals, in particular young women who are afflicted with Type 1 diabetes.

How to apply for this fund:

Applications for assistance may be made at any time to the Foundation although the normal timing is from early December to Mid-February.

2020 Community Grant Application

How to donate to the fund:

There are several ways you can give to the Foundation. To see all the options click on the following link: Giving Options.

There are two popular ways you can donate to this fund. First, a cheque made payable to the Coquitlam Foundation can be sent to:

P.O. Box 64710, Sunwood Square, Coquitlam, BC  V3B 0H1

Include a note that the donation is for the "Carleigh Rae LeClair Fund". Donations sent this way of $25 or more will receive a tax receipt.

The second way you can donate is through our online donation system, which is provided by Canada Helps, a non-profit organization. Through a fee of 3.5% to cover the cost of the credit card charge Canada Helps will issue you a tax receipt directly for your donations. We thank them for their partnership.