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Selected Past Charities

The following are the charities selected in our past meetings.  Congratulation to all!

March 4, 2024

Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians.  In BC, they provide mental health and addiction services to adults and youth, aged 13+, low barrier, homeless or housed. 

Our funding will be used to support services at the Kelty Dennehy Mental Health Resource Centre (KDMHRC). At the Kelty, people affected by mental health challenges, as well as their family and friends, can feel comfortable seeking support, getting trusted information, and finding community resources. These programs include 15 social support groups, a peer navigation program, and a curated, mental health resource library. The free social support groups, open to everyone, offer both in-person or virtual participation. The funds will support their social support groups and ensure they not only maintain but grow their offerings to meet the community’s need. Most of these groups are facilitated by volunteers and peers with lived experience of mental illness and/or substance use. Essential to this program is the training and supervision of our volunteer peers to ensure quality and expertise in all our programming.

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December 4, 2023

YWCA May Brown House & The Mothering Room

Since its inception in 1897, YWCA Metro Vancouver has worked tirelessly to achieve women's equality.

Today, it is one of Metro Vancouver's largest and most diversified non-profit organizations. It provides integrated services that help lift women and families out of poverty, and supports personal, collective and economic well-being, safe and affordable housing, giving a foundation to move towards health, well-being and economic stability. 

 This past year food security has continued to be an issue for residents due to inflation. Resources and supports have been provided to residents including scholarships, counselling resources, legal supports and employment programs. The YWCA focuses on encouraging education through scholarships.  The 100 Women Who Care donation would be used to provide scholarships for single mothers in the two North Shore houses, May Brown House and The Mothering Room.

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September 11, 2023

The Whole Dyslexic Society

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.

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June 5, 2023

The Cinderella Project

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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March 7, 2022

North Shore Rescue Team Society

December 6, 2021

West Vancouver United Church Refugee Program

September 13, 2021

Backpack Buddies

March 1, 2021

December 7, 2020

June 1, 2020

Harvest Project

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

March 4, 2019

June 4, 2018

Avalon Women's Support Society

March 5, 2018

The HOpe Centre

December 4, 2017

Highlands United Church - Shelter to Home Program

September 11, 2017

Terry Fox Foundation

March 6, 2017

Dress for Success

December 5, 2016

Harvest Project

June 6, 2016

Kidsafe Project

March 7, 2016

ONE TO ONE Literacy Society

December 7, 2015

West Vancouver United Church Syrian Refugee Sponsorship

September 14, 2015

June 1, 2015

Harvest Project

March 23, 2015

December 1, 2014

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