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Community Response Fund: Update

Last updated: July 21, 2020

Note: We are no longer accepting donations or new applications to the Community Response Fund at this time. We encourage further donations to address pressing community needs, such as COVID-19 response and recovery, through our Community Impact Fund.


The Community Response Fund deploys essential relief to charities in BC that provide health and social services and arts, culture, and community benefits that have been impacted by COVID-19 and its economic consequences.

The Fund

  • Total granted out: $16,712,314
  • Total fund amount: $17,650,000

Founding Donors

  • Vancouver Foundation
  • Vancity Credit Union
  • United Way Lower Mainland
  • Anonymous individual donors to Vancouver Foundation

Grant Recipients

June 30

  • Ocean Wise Conservation Association's mission is to inspire the global community to become Ocean Wise by increasing its understanding, wonder and appreciation for our oceans.

June 19

  • Campbell River Hospice Society provides caring and compassionate support to children and adults experiencing end-of-life or grieving through a variety of services at no cost.
  • Vancouver Island University Foundation's purpose is to oversee management of the Foundation's endowment and, working with the Office of Advancement & Alumni, raise money to support Vancouver Island University’s scholarship and awards program and VIU fundraising activities.
  • Bridges for Women Society is a gutsy, innovative nonprofit inspiring diverse women impacted by violence or abuse, to reclaim their lives and build economic stability.
  • Canadian Mental Health Association - Vernon and District Branch is a voluntary association that exists to promote Mental Wellness in the community of Vernon, and surrounding areas in the North Okanagan.
  • North Peace Community Resources Society (aka Community Bridge) offers a network of counselling and support services in the Peace River-Liard area and will adapt our services to best suit the needs of those we serve.
  • Disaster Aid Canada's mission is to provide and assist in delivering humanitarian aid, shelter, sustainable water systems and hygiene products to people affected by natural and other disasters.
  • Pacifica Housing Advisory Association's mission is to be a leading innovative provider of affordable homes and support services that contribute to the independence of individuals and families. 
  • Fort Nelson Family Development Society provides services and support that enable children and families to achieve their optimal growth and development.
  • West Kootenay Environmental Centre Society is a non-profit community-driven organization that brings together local residents to protect the natural environment while building just, equitable, healthy, and livable communities in the West Kootenay region.
  • Salt Spring and Southern Gulf Islands Community Services Society is dedicated to strengthening and supporting individuals, families and communities.
  • Victoria Dandelion Society is committed to supporting our street family, one person at a time. We offer unconditional love to all who come our way and advocate for the voiceless, restoring hope in the places most affected by physical and relational poverty.
  • Kamloops Family Resources Society's vision is a community where families have the support and personal capacity to overcome life’s challenges and reach their desired potential.
  • Cowichan Green Community Foundation is a non-profit organization that has been focusing on environmental sustainability in the Cowichan Region since 2004.
  • Island Metis Family & Community Services Society serves the Métis community living on Vancouver Island, British Columbia since 1996. Our programming centres around child safety and family wellness.
  • Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS) is one of the largest providers of free, face-to-face legal advocacy for people with income assistance, disability benefits, employment standards, and tenancy issues.
  • The Farmlands Trust (Greater Victoria) Society was established in March 2008 to enhance the farming capability of Mt. Newton Valley, rehabilitate the stream ecology of Hagan Creek and create a community trail system.
  • Sooke Shelter Society is a grassroots charity working together to increase access to affordable housing for those with lower-income, to prevent and end homelessness in Sooke, BC.
  • Salvation Army Kelowna Community Church offers seniors' drop-in programs, weekly children and youth programs, and emergency disaster services, and operates three thrift stores in the the Kelowna area.
  • Canadian Mental Health Association, South Okanagan Similkameen Branch promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.
  • Hope for the Nations is a Kelowna-based NGO, empowering children at risk to become children of change.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cowichan Valley's mission is to enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential to young people.
  • Okanagan-Similkameen Neurological Society's mission is to maximize the developmental growth, emotional health and creative capacity of children and youth in the South Okanagan Similkameen through early intervention and family centred care.
  • Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley exists to assist individuals and families in recognizing and accepting death as a part of life. We support individuals and families during the dying and grieving process.
  • Desert Valley Hospice Society is committed to supporting excellence in the delivery of hospice palliative care and end-of-life services for residents of the communities of Oliver, Osoyoos and Okanagan Falls.
  • Cariboo Pioneer Centre, Lac La Hache, BC OAPO 176
  • Central Okanagan Hospice Association exists to provide quality hospice palliative care programs and services in the Central Okanagan.
  • Vancouver Island Counselling Centre for Immigrants and Refugees Association assists immigrant and refugees who are suffering from the psychological and emotional wounds from their past experiences by providing quality and accessible counselling services.
  • Shuswap Children's Association offers a wide range of programs, services and resources for children 0-19 years of age and their families so that they can play, grow, and thrive.
  • Whitevalley Community Resource Centre supports and promotes the health and well-being of our community in the Whitevalley area.
  • Oceanside Hospice Society provides compassionate end-of-life and bereavement support to the Oceanside community.
  • Miscellaneous Productions Society founded in 2000 in Vancouver, is best described as “a hip hop theatre boot camp” developed for culturally and socially representative youth who face multiple barriers.
  • Burnaby Moresports Society is a registered charity that provides free out-of-school sports programs and camps for local children and youth.
  • Pacific Opera Association has earned a reputation as one of Canada's leading opera companies, thanks to its dynamic repertoire choices, its original productions, and its commitment to creating meaningful opportunities for artists and audiences.
  • Nanaimo Brain Injury Society provides support, education and advocacy to people on Central Vancouver Island with acquired brain injuries, their family and friends.
  • Mamas for Mamas supports mothers and caregivers in crisis by providing ongoing support to individuals and families facing various poverty-related struggles.
  • Boundary Community Food Bank Society provides food support for residents in need in the Boundary region, serving the area from Christina Lake in the east, to Rock Creek in the west
  • Cariboo Friendship Society in Williams Lake, British Columbia began in 1969 to provide Shelter and has expanded considerably over the years to address the growing needs in the community.
  • Keats Camps provides everyone, whether a camper, staff, or guest, an opportunity to grow, learn and explore in a safe and nurturing environment, surrounded by supportive and guiding roles models.
  • New Westminster Symphony Society serves music enthusiasts in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia and beyond. The NWSO offers a popular program of four to five indoor concerts each year and other musical presentations in the Lower Mainland.
  • United Players of Vancouver is a long-established community theatre company renowned for its exciting repertoire of high-quality productions.
  • Zee Zee Theatre Society believes in individual stories that provoke and inspire us, and that foster common understanding and empathy across our diverse human experiences.
  • Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) Society of British Columbia is an independent, non-profit public art gallery and one of Canada’s leading venues for contemporary art.
  • Kawkawa Camp Society mission is to transform, build, and impact lives in God’ creation by living in community, offering programs and services and teaching and modeling Christ through our camp staff and facilities.
  • Vancouver Island Providence Community Association (Providence Farm) provides a variety of innovative programs for individuals with mental health, brain injury, age-related illness, and developmental challenges.
  • Wildsight works locally, regionally and globally to protect biodiversity and encourage sustainable communities in Canada’s Columbia and Rocky Mountain regions.
  • Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre is a campus of three non-profit organizations working collectively for the good of our local, national, and international Canadian and “Nikkei” (Japanese ancestry) communities.
  • British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum celebrates extraordinary achievement in BC sport history and inspires future generations to make their dreams come true.
  • Green Teams of Canada's mission is to inspire stewardship of nature by connecting diverse individuals through hands-on educational environmental activities.
  • Stanley Park Ecology Society promotes awareness of and respect for the natural world and plays a leadership role in the stewardship of Stanley Park through collaborative initiatives in education, research and conservation.
  • Royal City Musical Theatre Society produces only large-scale musical theatre shows with community-based casts of as many as sixty on the stage
  • Island Sexual Health Society leads in delivering exemplary sexual health services to South Vancouver Island.
  • HUB Cycling is a charitable not-for-profit organization that has spent over 20 years removing barriers to cycling in Metro Vancouver, while cultivating the health, environmental, and economic benefits that active transportation can bring.
  • Girl Guides of Canada British Columbia Council's mission is to be a catalyst for girls empowering girls.
  • ASTC Science World Society (aka Science World)'s mission is that through science and nature, we ignite wonder and empower dreams.
  • British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities operates the Easter Seals BC/Yukon which is dedicated to providing programs and services to persons with diverse abilities that help build their self-esteem, self-confidence and sense of independence.
  • WITS Programs Foundation operates programs that provide essential support to staff and students in the school setting.
  • Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society (PLEO) seeks to ensure that the non-profit sector and low-income artists and arts organizations are informed about and empowered to exercise their legal rights and responsibilities under the laws which govern their activities.
  • Farmfolk/Cityfolk Society is a not-for-profit society connecting, empowering, and inspiring people to strengthen BC’s sustainable food systems.
  • Braintrust Canada Association's mission is to bring the issue of brain injury to the forefront, reduce preventable brain injuries and maximize the potential of those who have been affected by brain injury through programs and advocacy
  • The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for teaching, learning and research, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world and recently recognized as North America’s most international university
  • Community Radio Education Society​ runs the MAC (Media Arts Committee) program, Step Up and Solder Technical Training Program, and other technical, radio and sound art workshops for the purpose of training, education and access
  • African Stages Association exists to promote African storytelling and theatre for entertainment, education and community building.
  • Greater Vancouver Vivaldi Chamber Choir Society is a well-established, not-for-profit, auditioned community choir of 35 voices that has been delivering quality choral music for over 30 years.
  • BC Wheelchair Sports Association provides exceptional wheelchair sport programs and services that build community and promote active living and the pursuit of excellence.
  • Vancouver Recital Society is one of the premier concert presenters in North America, offering a milestone debut series for rising stars and an internationally renowned concert series for the world’s most celebrated performing artists.
  • Vancouver Opera Association creates extraordinary experiences that engage, inspire and entertain our community through voice, music and theatre.
  • Arts Umbrella Association is where young artists ages 2–22 cultivate their creativity in Dance, Theatre, and Art & Design.
  • Vancouver Welsh Men's Choir is an auditioned choir of amateur singers with a 100 member roster, led by professional musicians.
  • Vancouver Society for Early Music's mission is to engage, enrich and educate through music.
  • Seismic Shift Arts Society (aka DanceHouse) presents exceptional international calibre dance of scale to engage, inform and challenge, and to offer transformative cultural experiences for Vancouver audiences.
  • Kokoro Dance Theatre Society's mandate is to re-define the meaning of Canadian culture through teaching, producing and performing new dance theatre with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary collaboration and cross-cultural exploration.
  • Athletics for Kids Financial Assistance (BC) Society's mission is to ensure all BC children, regardless of socioeconomic status, can participate in organized sport by providing families with financial assistance.
  • Power to Be Adventure Therapy Society is a nonprofit organization that empowers people living with a barrier or disability to explore their limitless abilities through inclusive adventures rooted in nature.
  • Bard on the Beach Theatre Society's mission is to inspire community through dynamic, engaging experiences of Shakespeare.
  • Zajac Ranch Society's mission is to develop and operate an accessible, innovative, and inclusive facility for children and young adults with medical conditions, who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend camp.
  • Vernon Community Music School Association is a non-profit organization and registered charity dedicated to musical learning, enjoyment and excellence.
  • Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festivals Society's purpose is to inspire musical excellence in all participants.
  • ITA Wegman Association of British Columbia for Curative Education and Social Therapy operates Glenora Farm, a biodynamic farm, located south of Duncan on Vancouver Island.  We are a life-sharing community, where adults with developmental disabilities live, work and learn together with their caregivers.
  • South Peace Art Society operates the Dawson Creek Art Gallery, a public gallery dedicated to the presentation, interpretation and advancement of the Visual Arts.
  • Gabriola Arts Council's mission is to engage, enhance, and inspire cultural vitality through collaboration, leadership, and service.
  • Creative Cultural Collaborations Society is dedicated to stimulating, developing and executing unique art projects and activities.
  • Salal Foundation was established to protect the environment by encouraging best practices in the transport, storage and use of toxic substances.
  • Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance Society is a non-profit charitable organization whose membership includes theatre companies, theatre makers and artists, and other organizations and individuals that support theatre.
  • Mount Pleasant Neighborhood House plays a leadership role in building a healthy and engaged neighbourhood by connecting people and strengthening their capacity to create change.
  • Victoria Native Friendship Centre's mandate is to encourage and promote the well-being of Urban Aboriginal People, by strengthening individuals, family, and community.
  • Take a Hike, Youth at Risk Foundation partners with public school districts to engage vulnerable youth in a full-time mental health and emotional well-being program embedded in an alternate education classroom.
  • Lotus Light Charity Society was founded in 1993 by Buddhist Grand Master Sheng-Yen Lu, to provide help and comfort to people in need.
  • Great Charity
  • Vancouver Venture for Diversity Society's mandate is to provide the critical support and services on an individual as well as group basis, to foster children, youth and families as well as advance educational opportunities to address any special needs as well as cultural competent activities and gatherings.
  • Food Stash Foundation​ is a Registered Canadian Charity founded in 2016 with the goal of rescuing surplus food directly from suppliers and redirecting it to households in our community that experience food insecurity, while reducing the environmental impact of food waste.
  • Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House empowers local residents in Hastings-Sunrise to improve our community together.
  • Touchstone Family Association is a non-profit community based social service agency. We have been providing services to Richmond and nearby areas since 1983.
  • Collingwood Neighbourhood House Society's mission is to promote the well-being of the Collingwood community by providing leadership and working collaboratively with individuals, families, agencies and other groups to develop and support inclusive, innovative, sustainable initiatives and services that respond to the community’s social, educational, economic, health, cultural and recreational needs.
  • Association of Neighbourhood Houses of British Columbia oversees eight neighbourhood houses and an outdoor centre, through which we operate more than 300 community-based programs and services for a diversity of participants.
  • The Vancouver Art Gallery Association is recognized as one of North America’s most respected and innovative visual arts institutions. The Gallery’s innovative ground-breaking exhibitions, extensive public programs and emphasis on advancing scholarship all focus on the historical and contemporary art of British Columbia and international centres, with special attention to the accomplishments of First Nations artists and the art of the Asia Pacific region­—through the Institute of Asian Art founded in 2014
  • Sea to Sky Community Services Society provides high quality programs throughout our region to enhance the lives of residents at every age and stage of life.
  • Treehouse Advocacy Centre Society focuses on getting Vancouver’s children and youth who have experienced abuse back to feeling like kids again.
  • Community Mental Wellness Association of Canada (CMWAC) serves as a platform that connects those with mental illness to their family members and other people with shared mental health concerns via culturally appropriate counseling services, education and training referrals provided within a caring community environment.
  • Cassie and Friends: a Society for Children with Juvenile Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases is the only charity in Canada dedicated 100% to the pediatric rheumatic disease community.
  • AMSSA Community Education Society of BC's purpose is to promote public education on diversity, anti-discrimination, settlement and immigration issues.
  • Plan Institute for Citizenship and Disability's mission is to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families so that they can lead a good life now and in the future. We do this by offering a suite of educational initiatives, collaborating on community based projects, and advocating for policy reform.
  • Canadian National Institute for the Blind L'Institut national Canadien pour les aveugles is a non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today.
  • Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society creates and delivers programs and services that focus on addressing the social inclusion, peer play and friendship needs of individuals with autism and their peers.
  • Pain BC Society aims to transform the way pain is understood and treated in our province.
  • Autism Speaks Canada is a national Canadian charity, dedicated to promoting solutions across the spectrum and along a life span for needs of people with autism spectrum disorder and their families.
  • Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia is committed to making a Life Without Limits for people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada / Fondation de la Recherche sur le Diabete Juvenile Canada as been a global leader in the search for an end to type 1 diabetes (T1D), through both research funding and advocacy.
  • Crohn's and Colitis Canada / Crohn et Colite Canada aims to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and better the lives of everyone impacted by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
  • Canadian Liver Foundation is committed to improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of liver disease in Canada.
  • Gordon Neighbourhood House strives to ensure that the West End of Vancouver is a vibrant and active community, where everyone is empowered to play an active role in civil society.
  • Canadian Society of Intestinal Research is committed to improving the lives of people with gastrointestinal and liver conditions, supporting research, advocating for appropriate patient access to health care, and promoting gastrointestinal and liver health.
  • Aquafit for All Association mission is to work with existing community groups/organizations to design and provide accessible aquatic exercise opportunities for people with disabilities/injuries who may not be able to access regular aquatic programs.
  • Sanctuary Mental Health Society is a Christian non-profit that equips the Church to support mental health and wellbeing.
  • Starbelly Jam Society runs the Starbelly Jam, an annual outdoor music festival held in Crawford Bay, BC on the third full weekend of July.
  • Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Society is the city’s signature springtime event and the annual celebration of cherry blossoms inspired by the age-old Japanese cultural tradition of hanami (flower viewing).
  • Massey Theatre Society hosts musical theatre hits, international music and dance forms, children’s entertainers, orchestras, choirs, ballets and stars of music.
  • Kidd Pivot Performing Arts Society​ is an international contemporary dance company based in Vancouver.
  • Greater Trail Area Creative Activities Centre Society for the Visual Arts (aka VISAC Gallery) has exhibitions throughout the year, not always local or regional artists. Painters now come from Spokane, Vancouver, Burnaby and the Okanagan.
  • Vancouver Poetry House Society is the largest spoken word organization in Canada.
  • Vancouver Island School of Art Society is a learning community dedicated to the advancement of art education through comprehensive programs and presentations for adults of all ages
  • Pacific Assistance Dogs Society breeds, raises, trains and supports certified assistance dogs, partnering them with people living with disabilities, and with community care professionals.

June 8

  • ​Grand Forks Art Gallery Society aims to present exhibits that place Grand Forks and the Boundary Region in the larger contemporary cultural context.
  • Langley Arts Council understands that artistic expression is essential for the overall health and well-being of the communityand provides the resources and support that allow art to thrive.
  • First Pacific Theatre Society is committed to the development of emerging artists, fostering new work, creating an artistic home for established practitioners, and engaging the community at large.
  • Justice for Girls Outreach Society is a Canadian non-profit organization and registered charity which promotes equality, freedom from violence, and the health and wellness of teenage girls who live in poverty.
  • Pink Ink Theatre Productions Association's mission is to produce bold and uncompromising theatre that’s intellectually alive and emotionally charged.
  • The Only Animal Theatre Society works across disciplines, with artists emerging and established, to create undeniable events. We Inspire by sharing our means and methods with audiences and artists alike
  • Langham Cultural Society is a unique cultural centre showcasing artists and performers from across Canada, while celebrating our thriving community arts and culture scene.
  • Coquitlam Place Des Arts Society is a not-for-profit arts education centre with a mission to inspire the artist in everyone. Located in the historic Maillardville neighbourhood of Coquitlam, we offer quality instruction for all ages and skill levels in the visual, literary and performing arts
  • PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Society is one of Vancouver’s signature events. Produced over three weeks each January, the Festival expands the horizons of Vancouver artists and audiences with work that is visionary, genre-bending, multi-disciplined, startling and original.
  • The Board of Education of School District No. 49 (Central Coast) care about each and every student and value experiential learning to activate high academics.
  • North Shore Crisis Services Society was founded in 1979, and has been operating a transition house and related support services since then.
  • Squamish Helping Hands Society provides food, shelter and community to individuals and families in the Sea to Sky Region who are vulnerable and who may be living with or threatened by poverty and homelessness.
  • Frontier College is a national charitable literacy organization. We believe literacy is a right.
  • Jewish Family Services Agency of Vancouver delivers a continuum of social services to individuals and families of all ages and stages of life, supporting them to live healthy and productive lives.
  • Family Services of Greater Vancouver supports thousands of families and individuals across the Lower Mainland living in need, in crisis, or with trauma.
  • Learning Disabilities Society of Greater Vancouver's mission is to empower all children and youth with learning disabilities to recognize their unique strengths and develop the tools to achieve life-long confidence and success.
  • Plea Community Services Society of British Columbia delivers unique services, tailored to individual strengths and needs, to children, youth, adults and families facing significant challenges so that they may live fulfilling lives within their communities.
  • Vancouver Women's Health Collective Society is a non-profit organisation helping self-identified women foster health, wellness and equity through feminist approaches to advocacy, shared knowledge and low-barrier programs and services.
  • The Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall promotes through educational and event programming the understanding of Japanese language and culture to all Canadians.
  • The Vancouver Community Network is a non-profit Internet service provider that provides free services to assist individuals, community groups and non-profit organizations in accessing and utilizing the Internet to its fullest ability.
  • SOS Children's Village British Columbia (Canada) Society enhances the development and healing of foster children with a holistic framework that addresses their physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs. We ensure long term stability with a strong focus on transition to adulthood programming and aging out of care.
  • Vancouver Hospice Society is  a team of healthcare professionals, staff and volunteers who are dedicated to providing compassionate end-of-life and bereavement care for individuals and their families in Vancouver.
  • Mission Possible Compassionate Ministries Society addresses barriers to employment by providing supportive, transitional employment for those who are ready to enter, or re-enter, the workforce.
  • MakeWay (formerly Tides Canada Initiatives Society)'s mission is to provide uncommon solutions for the common good by helping Canadians secure a healthy environment in ways that promote social equity and economic prosperity.
  • Connections Community Services Society's mission is to be a leading provider of programs and services that are responsive to the diverse needs of children, youth and families.
  • Nisa Foundation is a group of transitional homes (long-term shelters) for immigrant, refugee, non-status and Muslim women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
  • The Global Youth Education Network Society's mission is to build capacity in the progressive social change sector including, but not limited, to youth organizations. 
  • Pivot Legal Society works in partnership with communities affected by poverty and social exclusion to identify priorities and develop solutions to complex human rights issues. Our work is focused in four policy areas: police accountability, drug policy, homelessness, and sex workers’ rights.
  • Inspirehealth Society is a not-for-profit supportive cancer care organization approved by the BC Ministry of Health.
  • Mothers Matter Centre is a virtual, national consortium of organizations dedicated to serving socially isolated and low economic status mothers and their families.
  • Urban Native Youth Association is the centre of Indigenous youth excellence, supporting youth on their journeys by amplifying and celebrating their voices.
  • Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society's purpose is to improve and promote the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of individuals, particularly focusing on the urban Indigenous community of Greater Vancouver.
  • Abbotsford Arts Council acts as a resource for local artists while promoting the vision, creativity, and energy of the Abbotsford community through the arts.
  • Western Edge Theatre Society offers contemporary, cutting-edge theatre on central Vancouver island
  • Bill Reid Foundation's mission is to preserve the art and perpetuate the legacies of Bill Reid.
  • Historic Joy Kogawa House Society is a unique live/work space for writers, a space for public events, and an ongoing symbol of the racial discrimination experienced by Japanese Canadians as a consequence of the Second World War.
  • Kaslo Jazz Etc. Society's mandate is to foster and promote the appreciation of jazz and related music in the Kootenays.
  • Haida Gwaii Museum Society offers a fascinating look into Haida Gwaii culture from diverse perspectives that explores; Haida knowledge, scientific information, natural specimens, oral history and art all blend together in a fluid and constantly changing exhibit context.
  • Pride in Art Society produces, presents and exhibits with a curatorial vision favouring challenging, thought-provoking work that pushes boundaries and initiates dialogue, including through the Queer Arts Festival (QAF), an annual, professional, artist-run, multidisciplinary festival and SUM Gallery.
  • Western Gold Theatre Society is a senior professional company of theatre artists committed to producing plays of the highest quality and relevance to audiences of all ages. As part of this mandate Western Gold also mentors emerging younger professional artists by including them in many of our productions.
  • Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge Society has been offering refuge to donkeys. Our purpose is similar to other animal shelters that provide services to domestic animals, but we specialize in donkeys which cannot be adopted due to their ongoing physical health and often mental health issues.
  • Vancouver Humane Society is a registered charity dedicated to the humane treatment of animals.
  • British Columbia Civil Liberties Association's mandate is to promote, defend, sustain, and extend civil liberties and human rights in Canada.
  • Sam Sullivan Disability Foundation fosters meaningful experiences for people with disabilities. For more than 20 years in Metro Vancouver, throughout B.C. and across Canada, we support our affiliated societies.
  • Alano Club of Vancouver provides a safe and accepting gathering place for those affected by addiction. We encourage people to seek renewal of their lives through recovery; to once again become healthy, happy and productive members of the community.
  • Health and Home Care Society of British Columbia offers preventive and supportive health services that keep people healthy and in the comfort of their own homes and communities.
  • Arbutus Shaughnessy Kerrisdale Friendship Society is an Adult Day Centre focusing on the well being of seniors and their caregivers. There are opportunities to make new friends and have fun doing therapeutic activities with the support of a caring team of trained staff members.
  • Canadian Mental Health Association, Vancouver-Fraser Branch facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness.
  • Marpole Women's Auxiliary to George Pearson Centre, which is a is a long-term care home for 120 adults with severe disabilities and GF Strong Rehabiliation Centre is British Columbia's largest rehabilitation centre.
  • Canuck Place Children's Hospice is a place of comfort and compassion where children can receive expert clinical care while experiencing the simple joys of being a child with their families at their side savouring their time together.
  • West Side Family Place Society provides a safe space for mothers, fathers, and caregivers with young children from all backgrounds to gather and play, free from judgement or long-term commitment.
  • The McCreary Centre Society is a non-government not-for-profit committed to improving the health of BC youth through research, evaluation and community based projects. Our vision is that all youth are supported to be healthy and connected.
  • Some Assembly Arts Society's mission is to build community, awareness, dialogue and wellness through high-quality theatre productions that foster appreciation for the arts while educating the public about social issues.
  • Protein for People Society (aka Union Protein Project) helps food banks by subsidizing shelf stable protein-based foods so food banks can save precious money and maximize their purchasing power.
  • North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre's mission is to maximize the quality of life for those impacted by stroke through accessible programming, peer support and healthcare partnerships.
  • Powell Street Festival Society's mission is to cultivate Japanese Canadian arts and culture to connect communities
  • The AIA Arts in Action Society's purpose is to address issues of public interest through the use of the Arts as an educational tool.
  • Caravan Stage Society is a non-profit community of theatre professionals performing on a 90 ft tall ship.
  • The Missy Foundation's mandate is to provide final refuge for abandoned, unadoptable senior dogs. We provide medical care and a forever home for those seniors with medical issues and special needs.
  • Coast Salish Arts and Cultural Society is dedicated to advocacy and empowering Indigenous artists living in Coast Salish territories to share their gifts.
  • The Vancouver Folk Music Festival Society is a unique community-based celebration internationally renowned for presenting the finest traditional and contemporary folk and roots music from around the world.
  • Realwheels Society's mission is to create and produce performances that deepen the understanding of the disability experience.
  • Rossland Historical Museum Association's mission is to preserve and dynamically present the heritage of Rossland and area and to inspire and engage the public through virtual and real life displays that bring our history to life.
  • Village of Salmo is located at the junction of the Crowsnest Highway and Highway 6, Salmo is about a 30 minute drive from the communities of Castlegar, Nelson, and Trail and 45 minutes from Creston.
  • BC SPCA's mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in BC.
  • Carnegie Community Centre Association  — often referred to as the living room of the Downtown Eastside — provides social, educational, cultural, and recreational activities on-site, at nearby Oppenheimer Park, and through an outreach team.
  • Lakes District Museum Society operates the Lakes District Museum. Located at 540 Highway 16 in Burns Lake and open May through September, the facility contains more than 1,000 items of historical and cultural significance.
  • The Satellite Video Exchange Society (aka VIVO Media Arts Centre)'s mission is to nurture past, present and future media arts discourses and communities through equitable and public access to resources for preservation, production and dissemination.
  • Italian Cultural Centre Society's mission is to promote and share Italian culture, values and heritage with all communities.
  • St. James Community Square Society is dedicated to providing affordable community space for educational, cultural, recreational and social activities in the heart of Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighborhood.
  • Western Theatre Conspiracy Arts Society creates theatrical events that activate discussion on vital contemporary themes in the international conversation.
  • Music on Main Society is dedicated to producing classical, new, and genre-bending music in environments that are both casual and stimulating, expanding access to the arts along Vancouver’s Main Street corridor, and engaging audiences in new venues throughout the city.
  • The Green Thumb Players Society creates and produces plays that explore social issues relevant to the lives of children, youth and young adults.
  • Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society is a not-for-profit organization devoted to fostering live entertainment in all its forms. Its purpose is to operate a Community Theatre situated within the city of Vernon and serving the population of the North Okanagan Regional District.
  • Intrepid Theatre Company Society brings great indie and alternative theatre from around the world to its two downtown Victoria venues (the Metro Studio and Intrepid Theatre Club), and produces the annual OUTstages, UNO Fest and Victoria Fringe Theatre Festivals.
  • PTC Playwrights Theatre Centre is a dramaturgically-focused theatre company that finds, nurtures, and advances the Canadian playwright, supporting new plays from creation to performance.
  • Still Moon Arts Society inspires vibrant and connected communities by creating artistic experiences and nurturing a passion for nature in the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood and along the Still Creek corridor.
  • Neworld Theatre Society creates, produces, and tours new plays and performance events. We tell stories that are as complicated and contradictory as the enormously small country we live in.
  • Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association's mission is to enrich the lives of children and adults with disabilities through the provision of therapeutic horse-back riding programs and related activities.
  • Lions Gate Sinfonia Society's mission is that through the art of music, we share emotionally engaging experiences with audiences of all generations for the purpose of learning and the pleasure of listening. 
  • Dreamrider Productions Society's mission is to build generations of socially and ecologically responsible young citizens through the excitement of live theatre and multimedia.
  • Fei and Milton Wong Family Foundation supports inspiring people and transformative ideas that make a contribution to the well-being of Canadians
  • Fernie and District Arts Council is the cultural hub for the community of Fernie and the Elk Valley.
  • The Vancouver East Cultural Centre (aka The Cultch)'s purpose is to provide a performance space for diverse audiences, serve as a space for artistic experimentation, develop local companies, and present cutting-edge national and international work.
  • Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration (aka 5X) is a global brand and online community that champions South Asian youth culture for ages 16-35. We bring the liberated spaces of social media into a real, physical experience. Our flagship Surrey festival, taking inspiration from both SXSW and Afropunk, features the best of South Asian music, art, fashion, and film.

May 27

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  • Family Support Institute of BC Society is a provincial not for profit society committed to supporting families who have a family member with a disability.
  • The Documentary Media Society is a Vancouver based non-profit, charitable society (incorporated in 1998) devoted to presenting independent and innovative documentaries to Vancouver audiences.
  • Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society is a not-for-profit cultural organization that operates the internationally acclaimed Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) and the year-round programming of the Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre.
  • Richmond Gateway Theatre Society's mission is to enrich the quality of life in Richmond and surrounding communities by creating outstanding professional theatre and a dynamic hub for the performing arts.
  • Eastside Culture Crawl Society provides opportunities for the public to engage with member artists through the ongoing creation of events and programming that support the growth of east side artists. In addition to The Crawl the ECCS produces a number of smaller events such as Studio 101.
  • 221 A Artist Run Centre Society works with artists and designers to research and develop social, cultural and ecological infrastructure.
  • Mission Association for Community Living's purpose is to support individuals with developmental disabilities, children who require extra support, and their families.
  • Chilliwack Hospice Society is a community based volunteer organization which accepts death as a part of life. We support individuals and families during the dying and grieving process.
  • Chilliwack and District Seniors' Resources Society provides programs, services, resources and activities to seniors. Our goal is to encourage seniors to be active, socialize, learn and access support.

May 7

May 1

  • Nelson Civic Theatre Society is dedicated to the presentation and development of a wide variety of cinematic and media experiences in our historic venue, and to the betterment of the community we serve.
  • Vancouver West Side Theatre Society established and incorporated in 1994, operates the Norman Rothstein Theatre, a professionally equipped performing arts proscenium stage theatre for the presentation of professional dance, music and theatre, as well as film, literary and community arts events. The Theatre was created to enhance the cultural life of both the Jewish and general communities and is one of the Lower Mainland’s few mid-size proscenium theatres.
  • Pacific Ballet British Columbia Society (Ballet BC) is an internationally acclaimed collaborative and interactive contemporary ballet company that is a leader and resource in the creation, production and education of contemporary ballet.
  • Carousel Theatre Society empowers young people and families through playful, imaginative and accessible theatre experiences that develop emotional literacy.
  • Community Arts Council of Kamloops is a registered charitable organization that is devoted to the development and enhancement of the arts in the Kamloops area.
  • The Arts Club of Vancouver Theatre Society is the largest theatre company in Western Canada.
  • Kelowna Ballet Society (Ballet Kelowna) delivers compelling and inspiring performances to regional, national, and international audiences.
  • The Arts Council of New Westminster is a community arts organization built by individuals and member groups who share an interest in visual, performing and literary arts.
  • Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Arts Council (ACT Arts Centre) provides excellence in Arts Programs, Gallery Exhibitions and Performing Arts Presentations, along with being home to many cultural and community events, reaching over 70,000 patrons annually
  • City of Nelson is a dynamic city of 11,000 people located on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake in British Columbia.
  • The Story Theatre Productions Society is a registered non-profit society with a mandate to create productions for young people that enhance and complement learning experiences in schools.
  • Vancouver Island Symphony is a professional Canadian orchestra - one of only two on Vancouver Island.
  • Chimo Community Services Society is a non-profit organization serving people in crisis, transition and through education.
  • Sardis Doorway for Mothers and Children Society - Walking with high risk single mothers of young children towards health and self reliance.
  • New Heights Community Church is a community church based in Mission.
  • The Vancouver Friends for Life Society welcomes people living in Vancouver City Centre and facing life challenges associated with HIV, Cancer, Hepatitis C and other illnesses to participate in specialized support programs.
  • Veterans Transition Network is the only Canadian charity delivering mental health services specifically for Veterans from coast to coast.
  • Vantage Point Strategies Society exists to support the people moving not-for-profit organizations forward – Executive Directors, board members, senior leaders, managers, staff, and volunteers.
  • The YMCA of Greater Vancouver - For more than 130 years, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver has cared for kids, shaped leaders for tomorrow and helped generations of people come together to find support, get healthier and make friends for life.
  • Vancouver and Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services Society - Since 1991, serving immigrant, refugee,visible minority, non-status women and children experiencing family violence in Metro Vancouver.
  • Britannia Community Services Centre Society mission is to develop, coordinate and support a wide range of excellent programs and services for Grandview-Woodland and Strathcona, by working with community members, partners, and local agencies.
  • Burnaby Family Life Institute offers quality community social services in Burnaby and in neighbouring communities, too.
  • Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network's mission is to give parents peace of mind about the future, knowing their children with disabilities will be safe and secure for the rest of their lives and to empower people with disabilities to live good lives as part of the community.
  • Chilliwack Society for Community Living's mission is to build capacity for the inclusion and belonging of people with varying abilities. We promote diversity and provide innovative, individualized services that enhance quality of life.
  • Urban Indigenous Health & Healing Co-operative (Kílala Lelum) aims to partner Indigenous Elders with physicians and allied health professionals to provide physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual care to the community in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
  • Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver is a non-profit organization uniquely focused on delivering gender-specific support. Our goal is to support criminalized and marginalized women, girls and children in achieving their potential. 
  • Helping Spirit Lodge Society provides wrap-around services to women and children fleeing domestic violence.
  • Atira Development Society provides safe, affordable, accessible and culturally appropriate housing for women and to provide ongoing support to women
  • Stó:lō Nation is the political amalgamation of eleven Stó:lō communities. The Stó:lō Service Agency (SSA) is the service delivery arm of Stó:lō Nation. SSA provides services to the Stó:lō and Aboriginal communities throughout S'olh Temexw.
  • British Columbia Centre for Ability Association's mission is to lead in the design and delivery of community-based services for persons with diverse abilities.
  • Raven's Moon Resource Society provides affordable, supportive housing that facilitates permanent, positive life changes. We welcome men and women who need help making a significant change in their personal lives.
  • City of New Westminster is the oldest city in Western Canada.
  • MOSAIC is one of the largest settlement non-profit organizations in Canada. We serve immigrant, refugee, migrant and mainstream communities in Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley as well as throughout the province of BC and overseas via online programs.
  • Change the World Foundation (Harvest Project) is a community-based urban relief organization and registered Canadian charity. We connect with more than 1000 people each month – involving one-to-one client-care coaching, emergency drop-in visits, appointments within our grocery and clothing support programs, retail thrift shoppers, plus volunteers and donors from every corner of the North Shore.
  • Communities in Faith Pastoral Charge is the administrator of St. Andrew’s United Church (Rossland) and Trail United Church (Trail).
  • Sea to Sky Community Services Society ​is a charitable organization, established in 1978. We help thousands of children, youth and adults, build their skills, abilities, confidence, self-worth and mental health. We help to create communities where people can support themselves and one another.

April 28

  • Fraser River Discovery Centre Society's mission is to be the Voice of the Fraser in presenting the stories of the Fraser River and their contributions to the life, history, and future of British Columbia.
  • Caravan Farm Theatre Society is a professional outdoor theatre company based on an eighty-acre farm in the North Okanagan, in the unceded territories of the Secwepemc and Syilx First Nations.
  • The Firehall Theatre Society is located in a heritage fire station built in 1906j and produces a season of eclectic theatre, dance and interdisciplinary performances and acts as a host to visual arts exhibitions in its intimate gallery/lounge. 
  • Vancouver New Music Society engages communities in the exploration, creation, and experience of progressive and outstanding new music.
  • Vancouver Choral Arts Society runs the Vancouver Youth Choir which is the Lower Mainland’s newest choral organization for children and youth ages 5-24. 
  • The 605 Collective Dance Society performs across Canada and in the US, presented at leading dance festivals and venues throughout North America. Along with their own creations, the collective is proud to commission established artists to work directly with the company, building strong partnerships to support the company’s expanding ambitions.
  • Nelson Fine Arts Centre Society runs the Oxygen Art Centre which is an artist-run centre located in Nelson.
  • Western Canada Theatre Company Society provides the Kamloops regional community with challenging professional live theatre. The Company entertains, educates, enriches, and interacts with the cultural mosaic of its community.
  • The Belfry Theatre Society is a professional adult theatre company dedicated to producing contemporary plays, with an emphasis on Canadian work, and to promoting artistic, cultural, and educational events in the Greater Victoria Region.
  • Women Against Violence Against Women / Rape Crisis Centre was founded in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1982 and strives to create a future free from sexualized violence. 
  • Pacific Community Resources Society has a 35-year history of providing a breadth of quality, accredited social services across British Columbia, including: education, employment, housing, substance use, mental health, and youth and family support services.
  • Westcoast Family Centres Society contributes to the healthy development of children and youth. Our services strengthen the relationship between children and their families and between families and their communities.
  • Langley Senior Resources Society is an independent, not-for-profit registered charity that has been providing health, recreational and food services to seniors and adults of all abilities since 1982.
  • Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, aka the Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility  is a B.C. based, multi-service, registered charity that exists to reduce hearing-related communication barriers by providing access and inclusion for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 
  • PALS Autism Society offers a school program for children aged 5-18 and an adult program for adults 19 and older. Our vision is to be a model learning environment that supports the needs of individuals with autism.
  • Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society supports Indigenous children, youth and families in the Vancouver region by providing restorative, holistic and culturally-grounded family services.
  • Silver Harbour Seniors' Activity Centre Society's mission is to inspire and enhance the physical and mental well-being of adults 55 plus. 
  • Fraserside Community Services Society supports people needing housing, seeking work, with low income/or having developmental disabilities, mental health or substance use issues. Our focus is New Westminster and neighbouring communities.
  • McLaren Housing Society of British Columbia's mission is to provide safe, secure and affordable housing and support services for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS to increase the opportunity for improved health, wellness, independent living and sense of community.
  • Washington Kids Foundation inspires youth to live with purpose, passion and commitment to build the necessary skills to overcome challenges and experience sustained success. Our programs provide a platform for youth to compete, connect and care for themselves and others.

April 23

  • The House of Omeed exists to inspire hope in the hearts of refugees and newcomers to Canada.
  • Cyrus Centre Ministries was opened to help meet the basic needs of at-risk, homeless youth and their families.
  • Skookum Lab puts Indigenous wisdom at the centre of its activities. Skookum uses a social innovation approach to tackle this complex issue in BC’s largest urban Indigenous community.
  • The Hope and Area Transition Society is a non-profit society in Hope that provides client-centered programs/services to individuals and families. Through a trauma-informed approach HATS will offer to clients and the community; services, advocacy and education to build resiliency, empowerment and inclusion.
  • Lifeline Outreach Society offers social services to meet the critical needs of the homeless and less fortunate in the downtown core of Abbotsford and Aldergrove.
  • Backpack Buddies tackles the weekend hunger gap head on by working with “buddy schools.” Students at buddy schools are responsible for raising awareness in their schools around childhood hunger. 
  • Afro-Canadian Positive Network of BC Society (ACPNET) provides peer support, health education and advocacy for people of African descent living with and affected by HIV, leading to improved health, quality of life and longevity and reduction in the spread of HIV
  • Wilma's Transition House is an 18 bed facility offering a free and temporary safe haven for women and their children, who are the victims of family violence situations.
  • Chilliwack Community Services provides a wide range of programs to people from “twinkle to twilight" living within Chilliwack and surrounding neighbourhoods.
  • Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC - Through life-changing programs, community-based services, and relationships with peers and caring adults, Boys and Girls Clubs help children and youth develop the skills they need to succeed.
  • Giving Back Support Recovery Society is a zero-tolerance recovery facility for men who seek a safe place to begin their recovery and integrate into mainstream society.
  • Easter Seals aka The BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities provides programs and services to persons with diverse abilities that help build their self-esteem, self-confidence and sense of independence. 
  • The Writers' Exchange Society gets inner-city kids excited about reading, writing and their own potential.
  • West End Seniors' Network Society enhances the quality of life of older adults by providing social, recreational, educational and supportive programs and services that foster connection and inclusion in the broader community.
  • WePress Community Arts Space Society advances education by providing workshops on historic and contemporary methods of print- and art-making for the public, with a particular focus on individuals from marginalized communities in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES).
  • Umoja Operation Compassion Society seeks to help promote unity, respect, and dignity amongst minority immigrants and refugees living in Surrey, BC. 
  • The Progressive Housing Society empowers individuals to be engaged with the community and achieve personal independence by providing access to resources and life skills.
  • The Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth is a non-profit social service agency whose mission is to deliver a continuum of social, health, educational and residential services. 
  • The Board of Education of School District No. 39 is a district of the Vancouver School Board.
  • Surrey Women's Centre Society is a crisis centre for women and girls escaping domestic violence, sexual assault and other forms of gender-based violence
  • Share Family and Community Services Society is a non-profit, independent, community based organization providing leadership and programs in response to the social needs of the residents of the Tri-Cities, New Westminster and adjacent communities.
  • Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice 世代同行會 supports youth and low-income immigrant seniors in Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside. Yarrow builds power in our community through intergenerational relationship building, and by helping seniors overcome language and cultural barriers to services that meet their basic needs.
  • Cultivate Canada Society aka Sole Food Street Farms demonstrates and interprets the vital connections between farming, land stewardship, and community well being.
  • Cityreach Care Society offers faith-based programs and community-based programs and activities in a safe and caring environment.
  • Ridge Meadows Hospice Society helps patients and their families facing life-threatening illness while achieving the best possible quality of life through palliative care and support
  • H.A.V.E Culinary Training School provides food service job training and work opportunities to individuals in Vancouver who experience barriers to employment. HAVE students are youth and adults facing mental and physical disabilities, poverty, addiction and homelessness.
  • Reach Child and Youth Development Society provides timely, accessible and family-centered community programs and services for the optimal development of children, youth, and adults living in Delta, Surrey and Langley, B.C.
  • Alexandra Neighbourhood House is currently undertaking the Essential Workers Respite Project to safely accommodate essential workers for the near future in South Surrey and White Rock.
  • Oak Counselling Services Society provides a wide range of professional, affordable counselling services.
  • Justwork Economic Initiative's mandate is to offer dignified, meaningful work opportunities to people facing barriers to work.
  • Ridge Meadows Senior Society provides social support services, education and recreation programs to those aged 55 years and older, serving Maple Rdige and Pitt Meadows.
  • Museum of Vancouver is dedicated to encouraging a deeper understanding of Vancouver through stories, objects and shared experiences
  • Circuswest Performing Arts Society is a one-stop hub for circus arts on the West Coast. We help children, teens, and adults develop skills in circus arts and performance, while increasing their fitness and self-confidence in a safe and fun environment.
  • Presentation House Cultural Society is the North Shore’s professional theatre company that offers programming for children and youth, adults young and old. 
  • Portland Hotel Society provides over 1500 units of supportive housing, harm reduction, and overdose prevention to those underserved in our community.
  • FNDC Family Network for Deaf Children supports families with deaf and hard of hearing children & youth that use sign language or are interested in learning sign language.
  • Chrysalis Drug and Alcohol Abuse Recovery Society serve adult women from all walks of life, whose lives have been seriously impacted by their substance misuse and/or related issues of poverty, homelessness, violence and exploitation
  • Metro Vancouver Consortium includes four member organizations which support sex workers of all genders and backgrounds across the lower mainland: Aboriginal Front Door Society (AFDS), Health Initiative for Men (HIM), PACE Society (PACE), and WISH Drop-In Centre Society (WISH). We provide a wide range of programming to people in the sex industry, and support sex workers who do not wish to transition out of sex work as well as those who wish to transition into a safer form of sex work or to fully exit sex work altogether.
  • Greater Vancouver Youth for Christ helps young people in Greater Vancouver discover their potential.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley provides life-changing mentoring experiences to youth.
  • New Westminster Family Place Society welcomes all families by supporting them with services and resources that empower them to thrive!

April 16

  • ​A Loving Spoonful Meals Society - A Loving Spoonful is a volunteer-driven, non-partisan Society that provides free, nutritious meals to people living with HIV and co-existing illness in Metro Vancouver and the surrounding areas.
  • Communitas Supportive Care Society - Communitas Supportive Care Society is a faith-based, registered charity providing care in communities across British Columbia to those living with disabilities. As a part of our mission, we provide services ranging from 24-hour residential care to skills-based day programs to respite care for families
  • Dress for Success Vancouver Society - The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
  • Growing Chefs Society - Chefs for Children's Urban Agriculture is a non-profit society that brings local chefs and growers into elementary schools to teach kids about food, cooking, and gardening.
  • Homestart Foundation - We act as a support organization to charities that help people rebuild their lives. The people benefiting from our services include women and children escaping from domestic violence, families and individuals who have been homeless, people with mental and physical disabilities and refugee families.
  • Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society - Since 1976 the Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society has cared for a growing and diverse community, providing a spectrum of valued services for families with young children.
  • North Shore Alliance Church of the Christ - North Shore Alliance is a multi-generational church in the heart of the North Shore.
  • Quest Outreach Society - Quest Food Exchange’s program focuses on the redistribution of quality surplus food, primarily through our Not-For-Profit Grocery Market model. Our program has been created to ensure that people living on low income have access to affordable, healthy food.
  • The John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland - The John Howard Society is a dynamic, innovative social service organization that strives to create safe, healthy, and inclusive communities for all. We do this through a continuum of programs that provide assistance with housing, life-skills, education, employment, and community-based services, with the goal of helping individuals achieve greater independence and value their positive contributions to society.
  • The Sharing Farm Society - Our community farm grows food for the Richmond Food Bank on 4.5 acres in Richmond, BC with dedicated volunteer support. We grow food. We grow farmers. We grow community.

April 15

  • Hope in Shadows Inc. - Hope in Shadows Inc. is a charitable organization creating positive social change for people and communities impacted by poverty and marginalization. Our projects empower, educate, and provide training to low-income people in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and beyond.
  • Habitat for Humanity Society of Greater Vancouver - Habitat for Humanity is an inclusive, non-profit, non-government organization. Through volunteer labour and donations of money and materials, Habitat works with families in need to build safe, decent and affordable housing.
  • Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of British Columbia - The Crisis Centre has been providing emotional support to youth, adults and seniors in distress since 1969.  As a safe place to turn when there seems to be no hope, the Crisis Centre is operated by 425+ frontline volunteers and a small team of professional staff who support and empower individuals to see their own strengths and options, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We work at the community level to provide education and training aimed at fostering resiliency and building capacity to respond to crisis and suicide.
  • Mom2Mom Child Poverty Initiative Society - Mom2Mom Child Poverty Initiative Society was founded in 2012 to help our community’s low income moms build resiliency and keep their families intact by connecting them with a community of women who can offer support, advice and a listening ear. 
  • Richmond Centre for Disability - The RCD’s purpose is to give people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in the community to the fullest extent of their ability and to improve their quality of life by working for – Inclusion, Independence & Empowerment.
  • South Granville Seniors Friendship Centre Society - Our mission is to work with seniors to support their health and independence through programs and activities that recognize diversity and individual worth, while promoting well-being and friendship.
  • The Zero Ceiling Society of Canada/La Societe Sans Limites Du Canada - Zero Ceiling reduces youth homelessness and raises the quality of life for young people experiencing homelessness from Vancouver through the Sea to Sky Corridor. We provide housing, employment and professional support that empowers young people with effective, practical tools to live healthy and independent lives. Through adventure-based learning, we provide opportunities for young people to experience mountain life and cultivate healthy, purposeful direction in their lives.
  • Canadian Mental Health Association, North and West Vancouver Branch - Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians. As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. In BC, mental health, substance use and addictive behaviour are within the scope of the organization.
  • Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) British Columbia - MCC works in over 50 countries, but we believe that need knows no borders. Whether it is across the globe or in our own backyard, MCC BC is committed to meeting basic human needs and working for peace and justice.

April 10

  • Regional Animal Protection Society - The Regional Animal Protection Society is a registered charity that operates the City of Richmond Animal Shelter, the RAPS Cat Sanctuary, a fostering network, social enterprise thrift stores and the full-service RAPS Animal Hospital. 
  • The Kidsafe Project Society - KidSafe provides 450 vulnerable children and youth with the safety, nutrition, and educational programming they need and deserve during school breaks.
  • Glasshouse Capacity Services Society - As a registered charity, our mandate is to focus on providing cost effective services to other charities and non-profits within the Vancouver lower mainland region. Our focus rests on streamlining organizational operations for charities and non-profits alike in order to facilitate their success.
  • Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation - The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation provides support for HIV/AIDS care at Dr. Peter Centre in Metro Vancouver.
  • Watari Research Association - Our mission is to facilitate meaningful change and provide a bridge to healthier possibilities through innovative, community driven and supportive programming.
  • Lookout Housing and Health Society - Lookout Housing and Health Society is a charitable organization and social safety net. We provide housing and a range of support services to adults with low or no income who have few, if any, housing or support options. Because the people we serve have challenges meeting basic needs and goals, we place minimal barriers between them and our services.
  • La Boussole, Centre Communautaire Societe - La Boussole provides health, community, and social and employment services for all francophones in the Lower Mainland.
  • Aunt Leah's Independent Lifeskills Society - For 30 years, Aunt Leah’s Place has been helping kids in foster care and young mothers achieve a better future. We do this by providing guidance, supported housing, job training and coaching on essential life skills. 
  • Howe Sound Women's Centre Society - Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society promotes women’s equality and the empowerment of women and their children. We work from a feminist perspective. By responding to and working for change, we honour the diversity of women’s lives and meet the evolving needs of women and children throughout the Sea to Sky Corridor.
  • Pedal Foundation - PEDAL Society promotes the use of bicycles as a healthy, affordable and environmentally sound form of transportation. We offer education in mechanical skills to empower people and to enable their access to community services and opportunities.
  • The Kidney Foundation of Canada - Excellent kidney health, optimal quality of life, and a cure for kidney disease. For over 50 years, this vision has guided us to be a collaborative, inventive and focused leader in the development of programs, services, research opportunities and awareness campaigns that have had a positive impact on the millions of Canadians living with, or at risk of developing kidney disease. 
  • Spinal Cord Injury BC - Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI BC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping people with spinal cord injuries, and with related disabilities, adjust, adapt and thrive. Currently, we serve over 1,500 British Columbians with SCI, and their families and friends, by providing answers, information and unique community experiences.
  • Japanese Community Volunteers Association - Tonari Gumi is a grassroots community organization serving Japanese Canadian seniors and other members of the community. A home-away-from home, a place to meet friends, and a place to find support, Tonari Gumi serves the Metro Vancouver area. 

April 9

  • posAbilities Association of British Columbia - posAbilities offers a menu of services that grow and change in response to the needs and wishes of our persons served and the families who care for them. We specialize in supporting people with developmental disabilities with life’s transitions – to and through adulthood.
  • Semiahmoo House Society - Semiahmoo House Society, a non-profit organization located in Surrey/White Rock, exists to provide quality services and support to people with disabilities and their families in the community.
  • Chilliwack and District Seniors' Resources Society - Since 1991, the Seniors’ Resources Society has operated as a charitable organization providing programs, services, resources and activities to seniors. Our goal is to encourage seniors to be active, socialize, learn and access support.
  • Seniors Services Society of BC - We change 60+ lives every day! The Seniors Services Society has over fifty years of experience in providing programs and services for older adults.
  • Give a Better Life Foundation - Working in partnership with local organizations, we provide safe, dignified access to daily meals for Vancouver’s Downtown East Side residents.
  • BWSS Battered Women's Support Services Association - We provide education, advocacy, and support services and work toward the elimination of violence from a feminist perspective that promotes equality for all women.
  • African Stages Association - We exist to promote African storytelling and theatre for entertainment, education and community building.
  • Network of Inner City Community Services Society - NICCSS is a consortium of community based organizations, resident groups and consumer groups who work together in the coordination and delivery of services to children and families and individuals. These programs are all focused Vancouver's Inner City population, addressing gaps in existing social services for residents in these neighbourhoods.
  • Rainbow Refugee Society - Active since 2001, we support and assist LGBTQ and/or HIV+ asylum seekers, refugee claimants and refugees in Canada.
  • Touchstone Family Association - Touchstone is a non-profit community based social service agency. We have been providing services to Richmond and nearby areas since 1983.Our services have primarily focused on preserving and enhancing family relationships. Through qualified staff, we offer a wide variety of professional services to the community.
  • SUCCESS (aka United Chinese Community Enrichment Services Society) - Originally an immigrant settlement service organization, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has since developed into a multi-service, multicultural agency that serves more than 61,000 clients annually. Across our 30 service locations in Canada and offices in Asia, we provide services in newcomer settlement, employment, community development, language training, family and youth counselling, affordable housing and seniors care. Programs are delivered in culturally appropriate ways to best meet the needs of our clients. Through advocacy, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is also recognized as a prominent voice for positive social change.
  • Supporting Women's Alternatives Network (Swan Vancouver) Society - SWAN is one of only two organizations in  Canada providing culturally-specialized supports and advocacy to im/migrant women engaged in indoor sex work. The diverse voices and ongoing resilience of these communities of women fuel SWAN's mission to change the social and political narratives that racialize, misdefine, exclude and otherwise harm them. 
  • Qmunity BC's Queer, Trans and Two-Spirit Resource Centre Society - QMUNITY is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver, BC that works to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives. We provide a safer space for LGBTQ/2S people and their allies to fully self-express while feeling welcome and included. 
  • Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders - The Looking Glass Foundation strives to support individuals struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating. We offer innovative and accessible programs and services that decrease isolation, instill hope, and sustain recovery for individuals on their road to recovery.
  • PHS Community Services Society - PHS Community Services Society is a charitable non-profit on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and in Victoria. We provide over 1500 units of supportive housing, harm reduction, and overdose prevention to those underserved in our community.
  • Sources Community Resources Society - Sources Community Resources Society is a community-based non-profit organization. We have been providing help, encouragement and hope for individuals and families in White Rock, Surrey, Delta, Langley, Prince George, Parksville and beyond for over 40 years.
  • Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) - Since its inception in 1897, YWCA Metro Vancouver has worked tirelessly to achieve women's equality. Today, we are one of Metro Vancouver's largest and most diversified non-profit organizations. Our holistic, integrated programs and services help lift women and families out of poverty, provide the best start for children and create new opportunities for education, employment and leadership.
  • Together We Can Addiction Recovery & Education Society - Founded in 1993 and located in both Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island, Together We Can – Addiction Recovery & Education Society is one of Canada’s premier treatment centres for men battling alcohol and drug addiction.
  • Coast Mental Health - A Vancouver based non-profit, we know that people living with mental challenges can thrive in our communities if they are given the right resources: housing, support services and employment and education opportunities. Our approach is client-focused and community-based.

April 7

  • Muslim Food Bank and Community Services Society - We are a community based organisation that provides food assistance and advocates self-reliance by providing case management, emotional support, youth development and capacity building.
  • Richmond Family Place Society - Richmond Family Place offers a safe and welcoming environment to all families by providing programming that supports children in reaching their full potential. 
  • DSRF Down Syndrome Research Foundation - DSRF offers a wide variety of educational and health opportunities to children and young adults with Down syndrome, including ground-breaking one to one reading and math instruction, speech language therapy, occupational therapy, and a variety of adult education programs which prepare our students to live full and fulfilling lives in the community and workplace. 
  • Kinbrace Community Society - The Kinbrace community welcomes refugee claimants with housing, education, and support.
  • Aboriginal Mother Centre Society - The Aboriginal Mother Centre, dedicated to moving mothers and children at risk off the streets provides, under one roof, all the support, tools and resources a mother needs to rebuild her health, self esteem and skills to regain and retain her child. 
  • Providing Advocacy Counselling & Education Society - PACE Society is a peer-driven organization located in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver that provides support, advocacy, and education by, with, and for current and former sex workers of all genders.
  • Jacob's Well Ministry - Jacob's Well is a faith based non-profit located in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. We seek mutually transformative friendship with those on the margins of society and equip others to do the same in their own context.
  • Vancouver AIDS Society - AIDS Vancouver strives to create a community with no new HIV infections while ensuring support for those who are affected. AIDS Vancouver exists to alleviate individual and collective vulnerability to HIV and AIDS through support, public education, and community based research.
  • Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver - The mission of the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver is to provide leadership in cultural, recreational, educational and social activities, enabling individuals and families to achieve and enhance a positive identification with Jewish life and Israel, and to develop good citizenship and a sense of community.
  • Union Gospel Mission - In a world that’s broken by poverty and addiction, we are determined to offer restoration to those in need. We do this by coming alongside men, women, and children to provide a hand up towards hope and recovery.
  • Children's Hearing and Speech Centre of BC Inc. - Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC (EST. 1963) is a family-focused clinical and educational centre that teaches children with hearing loss to listen and talk, giving them the skills and confidence they need to achieve their fullest potential.
  • Covenant House Vancouver - Covenant House Vancouver’s purpose is to serve all youth, with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help youth experiencing homelessness, and to protect and safeguard all youth in need.

April 2

  • Encompass Support Services Society - The Encompass Support Services Society is a grassroots, non-profit agency that provides a wide range of enriching and essential programs and support services to the communities of Langley. We offer a variety of free, accessible community programs and activities for all ages with a primary focus on children youth and families.
  • Fraser Valley Humane Society - We are a feline only facility, and are independent from all other Humane Societies. Together with our valued volunteers and knowledgeable, local veterinary support, we rehabilitate, house, feed, medicate and socialize all the cats in our care.
  • Kateslem Youth Society - Kateslem is a “not for profit” organization that offers after school activities to youth between the ages of 11 to 14 who would otherwise be unoccupied.  Students registered with Kateslem are provided a safe and caring atmosphere, offering academic, emotional and social support.
  • Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services Society - We are an accredited, multi-service charity dedicated to providing quality programs and services to the communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows
  • Network of Inner City Community Services Society - NICCSS is a consortium of community based organizations, resident groups and consumer groups who work together in the coordination and delivery of services to children and families and individuals. These programs are all focused Vancouver's Inner City population, addressing gaps in existing social services for residents in these neighbourhoods.
  • Paws for Hope Animal Foundation - Paws for Hope Animal Foundation is committed to creating more sustainable animal welfare and purposeful companion animal protection in British Columbia. We are the only BC charity to directly help animals and to also assist animal rescue charities with their different areas of need. 
  • Surrey Urban Mission Society - Since 1985, we have been a part of serving the Whalley Community. The Surrey Urban Mission Society offers supports such as meal programs, shelters, and community connection services.
  • Salvation Army, BC Division - The Salvation Army in British Columbia has provided compassionate support and practical assistance to the public for more than 100 years. By meeting needs and giving people hope, we are transforming lives of deserving individuals in over 52 communities across the province.
  • Umbrella Multicultural Health Cooperative - As a cooperative community health centre, we are delivering culturally-appropriate health care to immigrants and newcomers in the Lower Mainland. 
  • Vancouver Native Housing Society - Vancouver Native Housing Society’s mandate is to provide safe, secure and affordable housing. Although our original and ongoing mandate is to focus on the housing needs of the urban Indigenous community we have expanded our operations to include housing solutions for non-Indigenous people, seniors, youth, women at risk, persons living with mental illness and the homeless and homeless at-risk populations.

April 1

  • DTES Women's Centre - Since 1978, the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre has provided a safe space for women and children in the Downtown Eastside. We provide practical support, basic necessities and hot nutritious meals to over 500 women and children every day. We support women to make positive changes in their lives by connecting them to a continuum of services including outreach, advocacy, wellness, recreation, housing and skills development.

March 31

  • WISH Drop-In Centre Society - WISH Drop-In Centre Society provides support to women who work in the street-based sex trade—60 percent of whom are homeless, and half of whom are Indigenous. Our mission is to improve the health, safety and well-being of women who are involved in Vancouver’s street-based sex trade. Our vision is for every woman to have access to opportunities to make free, healthy and positive choices.
  • First United Church - First United Church Community Ministry Society (commonly known as First United) is an inner- city ministry of the United Church of Canada committed at its heart to the struggle for social justice, offering programs of advocacy, housing and healing in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES).

March 26

March 24

  • The Bloom Group - The Bloom Group responds to the most urgent needs of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. We embrace transformative solutions for resolving pressing and complex challenges. We fill the gaps in areas that are critical to building a resilient community.
  • Atira Women's Resource Society - Atira Women’s Resource Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to the work of ending violence against women. Atira serves women including trans, two spirit and intersex women and or those who identify with a femme of centre non-binary gender. How do we do it? Through direct, non-barrier service and striving to increase awareness of the scope and impact of violence against women and children on our communities. 
  • Surrey Food Bank - The Surrey Food Bank provides food to families living in Surrey and North Delta. We pride ourselves in supplying nutritious food in a respectful and dignified environment. In addition, we believe it is our responsibility to connect our clients to other community services as a means of helping them become self-sufficient.
  • Potluck Society - The mission of Potluck Café Society is to transform lives by creating jobs and providing healthy food for people living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
  • Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre - Since 1963, the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society (VAFCS) has been meeting the needs of aboriginal people making a transition to the urban Vancouver community.
  • Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre - The Mission of the Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre is to foster the health and well-being of urban Indigenous people in the Fraser Salish Region by providing culturally relevant services, support, and advocacy.
  • Archway Community Services - Archway Community Services is a non-profit, multi-service, multi-funded community based social service agency serving Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, and Langley. ACS fosters community well-being and social justice through positive action and leadership and offers programs such as a food bank and an alcohol and drug counselling program
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