The Industrial Areas Foundation Canada is a registered charity that was created to teach community organizing skills and develop leaders who can create effective local community organizing organizations. Currently, four organizations are its affiliates. The Calgary Alliance for the Common Good, The Greater Edmonton Alliance (GEA), Greater Victoria Acting Together (GVAT) and The Metro Vancouver Alliance (MVA).
The charitable purposes of the Industrial Areas Foundation Canada are:
- To educate and inform the public and other registered charities by providing courses, conferences, workshops and seminars on community involvement, leadership training and volunteerism;
- To educate the public about community development through workshops and seminars; and,
- To conduct research relating to social and economic issues and to disseminate the results of such research.
The Industrial Areas Foundation Canada is a member of the Industrial Areas Foundation and is a part of the North West Region of the Industrial Areas Foundation.