Charities we support


ACCESS Youth Outreach Services

ACCESS Youth Outreach Services is a community-based charity that was established in 1992. Its objective is to develop and deliver innovative programs and services to youth in our community who may be disadvantaged, marginalized, or at-risk.

ACCESS Youth creates opportunities for disadvantaged youth to reach their full potential. It accomplishes this by establishing meaningful and reliable relationships with the youth in our local community. From there, the ACCESS Youth team provides them with the support they need to manage the challenging circumstances they are facing before a crisis occurs. They believe establishing these relationships are the best form of prevention.

Douglas College Foundation

Since 1985 Douglas College Foundation is a committed community of donors and volunteers that has been devoted to supporting students explore, discover new passions, new strengths and new dreams. Through the generosity and support of their donors, the Foundation assists up to 2,000 students annually. Collectively, the Foundation expands educational opportunities for students by supporting scholarships, awards and bursaries, while expanding funding beyond classroom experiences.

Douglas College is recognized as providing the most inspiring and relevant undergraduate educational experience in B.C., filling a niche between universities and colleges by combining the academic foundations of a university with the employer-ready skills of a college.

 

Habitat for Humanity

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.

Houses are sold to Habitat Families with no down-payment and are financed through affordable, no-interest mortgages. Families invest 500 hours of their own labour, what we refer to as sweat equity, into building their

 

own houses and those of other families.

 

Tri-Cities Friends of Refugees

 

Tri-City Transitions Society

Tri-City Transitions Society, founded in 1975, is a respected and established registered charity providing emergency shelter and social support for women and children fleeing family violence and abuse in the Tri-City communities of Port Moody, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra.  We rely on charitable donations from the community to continue our critical work.

In partnership with leaders in the field of family violence, Tri-City Transitions has developed a unique response to support those victimized by family / domestic violence. and, offers women and children a safe, secure place to rest, rejuvenate, and rebuild their lives. Each year they serve over 1500 women, children and men. Tri-City  Transitions has proven to be a resilient organization with the ability to meet and adapt to challenges and evolve to reflect community needs. They have successfully implemented sustainable business practices and seek opportunities to address program and service needs and build both program and staff capacity.

Backpack Buddies

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, identifying Hunger Heroes in their community who will take on the cause, and investing hundreds of volunteer hours a year packing our Backpack Buddies to care for their peers in different parts of Metro Vancouver.