From day one, Coast Mountain Academy has had a rich culture of community service and local participation. Involvement in community service is an integral part of our secondary education, and each year our entire school takes part in two to three projects within the local community. Additionally, smaller scale service projects may take place during E3 blocks, and students have the option of completing community service as part of CMA’s The Duke of Edinburgh Award program.
Community service projects to date include; the annual Terry Fox Run; helping with the removal of invasive species from local areas in Squamish; assisting with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Our students have keenly led other service projects including; fundraising efforts to assist international non-governmental organizations; helping to build trails around Squamish as part of our climbing and mountain biking clubs; and assisting a masters student with the construction of bat habitats for research in Squamish.