Offers of Assistance: How to Help the Residents of 523 Gatensbury

How can I provide financial assistance to those displaced by the Gatensbury Fire?

The Coquitlam Foundation is coordinating the collection and management of cash donations to ensure financial aid reaches those in need efficiently. 

Here's how you can contribute:

  • Online Donations: You can make a donation through Canada Helps. Please indicate that your contribution is for the "Gatensbury Street Fire Assistance Fund."

  • Cheque: Cheques can be made out to "Coquitlam Foundation" and sent to:
    PO Box 64710, Sunwood Square
    Coquitlam, B.C. V3K 7A1
    Ensure you mention "Gatensbury Street Fire Assistance Fund" in your correspondence.

  • E-Transfer: Send e-transfers to The account is set for automatic deposit, eliminating the need for a password. Please include “Gatensbury Street Fire” in the message section of your e-transfer.

For direct contributions to the "Gatensbury Street Fire Assistance Fund," please use the link provided by the Coquitlam Foundation

Where can I drop off donations, such as goods, food or clothing?

We are grateful for your willingness to help, however, we kindly request that donations such as goods, food, clothing and household items not be brought to City facilities or 523 Gatensbury Street. Managing these items requires extensive resources and space, impacting our ability to offer direct assistance to those most in need.

Instead, consider some of the community donation centres listed in the Community Resources section of this FAQ or our Guide to Donating Locally.