Being a good neighbour starts with you. You have the power to change lives. See how your donation makes a difference in your community. Many of our citizens don’t have access to the same opportunities as others. Life is easier when you are part of a network of friends and family, a neighbourhood. In our village of 350,000 individuals, we would all like to think we live in a place where everyone has access to housing, a warm meal, a job, an education, and a safety net to call upon in times of need.

Tell us what kind of impact you want to make in your community?

  • Positive role modelling presentation(s) from individuals that have overcome barriers such as racism, addictions and other life challenges, is/are provided to students, empowering them towards their own success.
  • Child(ren) receive(s) daily breakfast for a week, enabling them to focus on their studies and learning rather than their hunger.
  • Math foundations textbook(s) is/are provided for a school with minimal resources, decreasing the need to share books for a challenging course and enable students access to their own textbooks for afterschool tutoring.
  • Youth(s) is/are able to participate in a mindfulness yoga program focused on building their capacity to manage stress and function better at school and home.
  • Indigenous student(s) benefit(s) from having culturally inclusive curriculum that better engages and supports their learning needs.
  • Immigrant and Refugee youth(s) is/are able to participate in 40 mentoring and drop in sessions.
  • Child(ren) is/are supported with an in-school mentor for one year.
  • Child(ren) struggling with learning and/or behavioral challenges is/are provided with a counselling program to increase their confidence, decrease their anxiety and develop learning and coping skills.
  • Youth(s) is/are able to attend a social action camp, building their capacity to be well-rounded and engaged citizens.
  • Parent(s) and their child(ren) is/are provided with nutritious meals while participating in a parenting support group.
  • Vulnerable family/families without transportation is/are provided with outreach sessions aimed at enhancing their parenting skills.
  • Child(ren) receive(s) a year of healthy and nutritious snacks during their weekly after school program.
  • Child(ren) receive(s) additional learning supplies to support their weekly in-school mentoring session.
  • Month(s) of supplies is/are provided for a female youth at risk of domestic violence group session.
  • Family/Families is/are able to participate in a six week mentoring program for young parents and their children to build better, more positive and supportive relationships.
  • Young  family/families is/are able to participate in an 8 week cooking workshop, building capacity in the parents to provide nutritious meals for their kids.
  • Frightened and distressed child(ren) is/are provided with one hour of professional counselling.
  • Low income family/families benefit(s) from a community garden that provides nutritious options for their family meals.
  • New worker(s) is/are provided with a sheet of bus tickets to get to and from their new job before their first pay cheque arrives.
  • Individual(s) is/are provided with hygiene products to assist them in being presentable and professional when entering the workforce.
  • Vulnerable youth(s) is/are provided with support for relocation expenses enabling them to move closer to employment opportunities.
  • Vulnerable employee(s) who has/have either been terminated or threatened with termination is/are provided with access to advocacy, legal mediation support and resolution.
  • Unemployed individual(s) is/are able to participate in a training program focused on understanding the impacts of violence and abuse on their ability to gain employment.
  • Cultural education program(s) is/are provided to prospective employers to help reduce hiring barriers for immigrants.
  • Vulnerable woman/women is/are able to participate in a week long training program focused on developing their job interviewing and communications skills.
  • Under-employed individual(s) seeking employment opportunities receive(s) job search training.
  • Woman/women leaving a domestic abuse situation is/are able to participate in an 18 month financial literacy and savings program to help them live independently.
  • At risk youth(s) or vulnerable adult(s) is/are provided with access to contraceptives to support healthy sexual practices.
  • Child(ren) receive(s) daily breakfast(s) for a week, enabling them to focus on their studies and learning rather than their hunger.
  • Youth(s) is/are provided with daily snacks while staying at a shelter.
  • Vulnerable adult(s) who struggle with accessing regular health care is/are provided with three hours of nursing care.
  • Homeless youth(s) is/are provided with warm socks and hygiene supplies.
  • Low income family/families is/are provided with damage deposit assistance to secure stable and secure rental accommodation.
  • Community van(s) is/are able to distribute prepared foods to vulnerable individuals and families in need.
  • Individual(s) who has/have experienced trauma, abuse and/or addictions is/are provided with an intensive therapy program.
  • Year(s) of webinars and online workshops on family caregiving is/are provided for an unlimited number of participants.
  • New mom(s) is/are visited in their homes by an outreach worker, focused on developing early parenting skills and supports.
  • Youth(s) is/are provided with a monthly bus pass enabling them to leave a negative or abusive home situation and access community supports.
  • At risk young female(s) is/are provided with sexual health support to assist in preventing unplanned pregnancies.
  • Volunteer family counselor(s) is/are able to complete their training so that they can service vulnerable families.
  • Volunteer(s) receive(s) 30 hours of suicide intervention training enabling them to work with youth and help prevent future youth suicides.
  • Outreach worker(s) is/are equipped with a mobile phone for an entire year ensuring that they are always available to families in crisis.
  • Homeless or under housed individual(s) is/are able to participate in a workshop and receive a certification to improve their eligibility for rental housing.
  • Woman/women is/are provided with 20 trauma counselling sessions.
  • Youth(s) is/are provided with a monthly bus pass providing them with the transportation needed to get to and from school and access additional community supports and programs.
  • Youth(s) is/are provided with the opportunity to participate in a martial arts or yoga program to increase self-awareness and be better connected to their community.
  • Woman/women who have experienced domestic abuse is/are provided with a 10-week financial literacy training program enabling them to live independently.
  • Child(ren) with a disability is/are provided with a week of summer camp or respite care.
  • Newcomer youth(s) is/are provided with transportation to attend a life skills program.
  • At risk youth(s)  is/are provided with a four week summer camp experience.
  • Parent(s) or caregiver(s) is/are able to participate in a coffee group that provides peer support to families who have a child with a disability.
  • Individual(s) affected by a life changing injury is/are provided with access to a 12-month peer group support program.
  • Isolated senior(s) is/are provided with transportation to attend regular social programs for one year, helping to increase their connections to the community.
  • Low income family/families is/are provided with a grocery card to supplement their daily meals.
  • Homeless individual(s) is/are provided with an outing and home cooked meal connecting them to nature and the community.
  • Youth(s) is/are provided with a safe place to attend an evening drop-in program.
  • Young parent(s) and their baby/babies is/are able to participate in a 90 minute parenting program(s) aimed at increasing positive early childhood development and parenting skills.
  • Support worker(s) receive(s) training on current trends in sexual health for vulnerable populations, helping them to better understand and assist their clients.
  • Individual(s) receive(s) a new-home start-up kit including bedding, kitchen supplies and food for their newly secured housing.
  • Worker(s) who has/have not received their wages is provided with representation at a BC Tribunal hearing.
  • Computer(s) to support and enable those with disabilities to apply for jobs and learn technology skills is/are provided.
  • Child(ren) with a disability is/are provided the opportunity to participate in weekly activities for an entire year at a local community youth centre.