The 411 Seniors Centre is an inclusive, versatile and dynamic drop-in centre for older adults. It provides tools, services, programs and activities that enable low income seniors to live independent lives and thrive in our community. Through its organizational governance and volunteer constitution it provide opportunities for seniors to take a leadership role.
The Canada Day Parade presented by the Port of Vancouver, is the largest Canada Day celebration outside Ottawa. Canada Day at Canada Place has been Vancouver’s premier event for 29 years, bringing communities together to share our special bond of living in one of the greatest country’s in the world and celebrating our freedom, values and diversity.
CUPE Local 23 represents employees of the City of Burnaby and the Burnaby Public Library Board. Through various activities, it raises awareness regarding the crucial roles played by civic employees in making Burnaby a great city.
CPAWS protects wilderness in every corner of B.C. and deep into the ocean. It creates and safeguards large parks, protected areas and wilderness corridors – places like the Tatshenshini, Muskwa Kechika, Northern Rockies, Pacific Rim, Gwaii Haanas and Bowie Seamount.
The Do What U Luv Foundation focuses on promoting the importance of creative learning and imagination for youth and community development by organizing creative programs, such as art, dance, martial-art and yoga, through partnerships with local school boards.
Since 1991, Evergreen, a Canadian charity and international thought leader, has provoked bold action in transforming public landscapes into thriving community spaces with environmental, social and economic benefits.
The Media Democracy Project works hard to create a significant presence for noncommercial media in Canada. It brings our community together with leading media makers, activists, and scholars to discuss the relationship between media and democracy.
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House has been dedicated to make Mount Pleasant a strong and healthy community to live for over three decades. It provides various community services for families and seniors.
The Music Heals Charitable Foundation is a group of music enthusiasts and music lovers who have come together to help raise awareness of the healing powers of music. It supports a wide range of music therapy services to communities in BC and across Canada. It funds increased access to music therapy for patients in children’s hospitals, senior’s centres, palliative care, AIDS & HIV programs, at-risk youth, rehabilitation, and bereavement support.
The Neil Squire Society is the only national not-for-profit organization in Canada that has for over thirty years empowered Canadians with disabilities through the use of computer-based assistive technologies, research and development, and various employment programs. Through its work, the society helps its clients remove barriers so that they can live independent lives and become active members of the workplace and our society. Specializing in education and workplace empowerment, the Society has served over 30,000 people since 1984.
Net2Van is a volunteer-run chapter of NetSquared. NetSquared Local is a global movement supported by TechSoup with groups holding monthly events in cities around the world. These events serve as a great opportunity to convene local communities to share ideas, learn from each other, and even collaborate on projects for real world impact.
The New Vista Society owns and operates the New Vista Care Home, a 236-bed, licensed and accredited residential care facility. We provide professional care and support services for our residents in a home-like environment. Using strategies to combat helplessness, loneliness and boredom, we strive to meet the needs of the whole person with skillfully chosen programming and activities for our seniors.
Prostate Cancer Foundation BC was formed in 1997 to improve knowledge, prevention and treatment of Prostate Cancer. The Foundation was formed in the Lower Mainland by Prostate Cancer support group members dedicated to the fight against Prostate Cancer. It is a non-profit organization under the Society Act devoted to promoting Prostate Cancer health and awareness, assisting support groups, supporting research dedicated to improve treatment, and finding a cure for Prostate Cancer.
QMUNITY aims to improve queer and trans lives across BC. It empowers our LGBTQ communities by providing support, connection, and leadership. QMUNITY strives to build A world where everyone is free from discrimination, included, and celebrated for who they are. Homepage: http://qmunity.ca/
Richmond Centre for Disability
The Richmond Centre for Disability is a not-for-profit, disability-led and community-based, providing service to entire communities on disability issues.
Social Diversity for Children Foundation (SDC) is a registered Canadian charity. Founded and operated largely by young people, SDC empowers youth to empower children with disabilities. Its mission is twofold: (1) to provide quality social learning programs to empower children with disabilities and children without disabilities from all socioeconomic backgrounds; and (2) to equip youth leaders with the skills and resources to empower and educate their own communities about the importance of diversity and discussion.
Supporting Women's Alternatives Network - SWAN Vancouver Society
Supporting Women's Alternatives Network (SWAN) supports the health, safety and well-being of newcomer, migrant and immigrant women engaged in indoor sex work. Its membership includes women from diverse cultural backgrounds who speak various languages. It uses this diversity to build a community network that supports women who work in massage parlours and other indoor sites.
Tian-Jin Temple is part of Chinese Taoism Kuan-Kung Association in Canada, a charity organization founded in 1995. Tian-Jin Temple is the very first temple worshiping Kuan-Kung in Canada. Since its establishment, Tian-Jin Temple has assisted in providing emergency supplies, donating medical aid, and conducting salvation rites. It has also participated in scripture printing and distribution, cultural and academic seminars, promotion of cultural heritage and development, and cultivation of talented people for giving back to the community.
Vancouver Branch of the United Nations Association in Canada
UNA-Vancouver is the Vancouver Branch of the United Nations Association in Canada. It focuses on public engagement in Metro Vancouver, raising awareness on topics such as peace and security, human rights and sustainable development.
Plastic pollution destroys the oceans and injures and kills marine life. Upcycle the Gyres Society works to prevent harmful plastic from reaching the oceans and to give people back the use of a healthy marine environment.