The Gibsons Community Building Society (GCBS) is a volunteer-led, not-for-profit organization established in 2014 with the vision of creating a vibrant community gathering place. From an initial investment in the land by GCBS and its partners – Town of Gibsons, Community Futures Sunshine Coast, and Sunshine Coast Foundation – the Board began a fundraising drive to build the physical structure. Our cornerstone donors include the Government of Canada, Island Coastal Economic Trust, Seaspan & the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, and TELUS. More than 280 donors are recognized on our Giving Tree displayed in our entrance.
GCBS is the proud operator of Gibsons Public Market and through our charity, Gibsons Marine Education Centre Society, the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre.
Board of Directors are voted in by our Society Members (not Market Members) at our annual general meetings. Our Board of Governors and the Board of Directors for the Gibsons Marine Education Centre Society are appointed by the GCBS Board of Directors.
As a not-for-profit organization, revenue generated by Gibsons Public Market and Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre flow to Gibsons Community Building Society for community programming and operations.