PCWF is now a registered  not for profit organization based in Toronto. In January of 2009 PCWF, was notified by the Canadian Revenue Agency  that the Foundation’s charitable status was annuled.  The Foundation was given 90 days from the date of annulment to reply and possibly go through a process of objection. After much deliberation and consultation. including with our lawyers, the Board of Directors has decided not to file an objection and to accept the decision of  CRA even though the Foundation is not in agreement with their reasons and decisions. An appeal or objection is a long and costly process. Should persons wish more information please contact the executive director of PCWF, Larry Rooney.

The effect of CRA’s decision to annul its decision made in 1973 when it granted charitable status to Phoenix  means that the Foundation can no longer issue receipts for income tax purposes for any gifts or donations that it would receive. The Foundation does retains its assets and continues to operate as a Non Profit entity or Corporation. Plans are underway to develop programs and projects in keeping with this new status. Receipts for income tax purposes that have been issued from 1973 to January 19, 2009 by PCWF are valid and legal as well as any other business transactions of the Foundation.

Founded in 1973, our mission is to faciltiate the building healthy, sustainable communities. Over the years we have expanded our work from the local level to regional and international communities.  Our mandate is broad and encompasses the following objectives:

  • To assist in the development of healthy communities.
  • To encourage creativity.
  • To promote studies and educational programs relating to the emotional and physical well-being of individuals and to their intellectual development.
  • To promote studies and experimental projects relating to the health of our environment.

Siince its beginning in 1973, when it received a designation as a charitable organization, PCWF has sponsored and  been involved in  over 400 projects. As the Foundation conitnues into the future new programs and projects will be developed.


  • Executive Director/Larry Rooney
  • Shannon Hamilton/Accounts Manager
  • Natalie Capone/Communications & Events Coordinator

Board of Directors 2008-09

  • Dr. Edmund O’Sullivan, President
  • Nick Black
  • Njoki Wane
  • Adonis Huggins