Selected Past Charities
The following are the charities selected in our past meetings. Congratulation to all!
September 11, 2023
The mission of the Whole Dyslexic Society is to offer a coordinated and central approach in addressing the needs of the dyslexic individual, their families and their community, while ensuring a safe place for accelerated learning, healing, education, social interaction and support of individual growth and development. The Society was founded in 2001 to serve the 1/3 of the population who have an alternative learning style. The Society provide OUTREACH through free talks, professional development day sessions, and videos and documentaries. They aim to PREVENT the challenges from ever arising through the use of the Davis Learning Strategies programs and also work to maintain a COMMUNITY of like-minded individuals. Their aim is to provide an equal opportunity for every child entering the education system. Our donation will provide program bursaries to lower income families currently on their waitlist.
June 5, 2023
The goal of the Cinderella Project is to help break cycles of poverty by encouraging vulnerable youth to stay in school and complete their high school education. Programs include a day of recognition, self-esteem boosting, mentorship, assistance with post-secondary registration/application fees, achievement awards/bursaries and deliveries of encouragement packs throughout the year for students across the Metro Vancouver Area who reach the milestone of graduation, despite overwhelming adversity. Since 1999, as a 100% volunteer-based charity, the Cinderella Project has offered care, support, assistance, and mentorship to high schools seniors from over 70 Greater Vancouver schools. The project encourages vulnerable youth who are living in situations of abuse, neglect, violence, bullying and discrimination to stay in school and complete their education. These youth face financial, emotional or physical health obstacles and the organization strives to help them build self esteem, to believe in themselves and to stoke their dreams for a better future.
The 100WWC funding will be used to help cover student-related expenditures as well as bursary or achievement awards to support post-secondary plans.
March 6, 2023
NSCR delivers programs and services that enhance individual and community well-being within our community through facilitating social connections, empowerment and community participation.
Their services range through the entire life span beginning with supporting the well-being of children and families through our North Shore Child Care Resource and Referral Program and Community Action Program for Children. Other programs enhance the well-being of seniors and their caregivers. Their legal team, housing advocacy and tax program are also available to support people who cannot afford these important services.
Our donation will be used for the three growing seniors’ programs: Better at Home, Caregiver Support, and Seniors One Stop Navigation Center. NSCR believes in personalized support that provides dignified care to our aging population, and allows triage based on needs and aging challenges.
December 5, 2022
Spectrum Mothers Support Society provides respite and support to mothers of all ages on the North Shore, who have a newborn or a newborn and children under the age of three, who continue to care for their children in difficult and challenging situations. These women often find themselves with little or no support from family or friends and often suffer from post-partum depression, have little parenting knowledge and may be coming out of an abusive relationship or addiction.
These courageous women can find it hard to manage financially and emotionally. With a little hands-on help from our Caregivers to get their lives on track, they are able to enjoy parenting. As well as providing support in the home, our caregivers and mentors connect mothers to drop-in resources and support groups, encouraging them to connect with their community. These services are provided free of charge.
September 12, 2022
Athletics4Kids (A4K) is a North Vancouver-based grassroots charity that allows children to participate in organized sport by paying their registration fees. A4K’s vision is that all BC children have the opportunity to play sports and realize their full potential. Throughout BC, hundreds of kids are denied the opportunity to play due to lack of funds. A4K helps families bear the expense of having their children participate because they believe that all kids should have the chance to play.
Basic registration fees are paid for any of the 45+ sports recognized by Sport BC. By supporting the positive development of children through sport, A4K makes a significant difference in the lives of BC children. Since its inception 20 years ago, A4K has provided financial assistance to over 10,000 kids. Our donation will be used to fund up to 50 sports grants for North Shore kids.
June 6, 2022
Avalon Outreach Society provides support and drop-in facilities for women in recovery from substance abuse and addictions. They provide alcohol and drug counselling and treatment, as well as being a resource for social assistance information, and provide workshops and seminars to women in recovery. Other services include a free childcare program, a clothing give-away program, as well as a lending library of books on addiction and recovery.
Avalon creates a community for women seeking freedom from addiction, empowering them to thrive. They provide health and social services for women and families and for the economically disadvantaged. Our donation would go to funding the expansion of hours and counselling services.
March 7, 2022
North Shore Rescue serves the North Shore for all distress calls where search and rescue is required. It is a volunteer, community-based organization, founded in 1965, skilled in search and rescue operations. Its members are from all walks of life but share a common interest in providing an important life-saving service to the public, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The team consists of approximately 50 volunteers skilled in search and rescue operations in mountain, canyon and urban settings.
In 2021, there were 227 callouts serving 182 individuals, totaling 9200 volunteer hours. Annually, they provide 30,000 volunteer hours.
Our donation will be used to purchase 3 video-guided laryngoscopes which facilitate safer endotracheal intubations in challenging environments, such as a rescue situation, for unconscious patients who needs assistance breathing.
June 1, 2020
March 2, 2020
Canadian Mental Health Association - North/West Vancouver
December 2, 2019
Family Services of the North Shore
June 3, 2019
West Vancouver Branch - BCSPCA
June 4, 2018
Avalon Women's Support Society
March 5, 2018
The HOpe Centre
December 4, 2017
Highlands United Church - Shelter to Home Program