Having lived and worked in multiple cities around the world, I can honestly say that the more I travel, the more I appreciate calling Vancouver home. In an effort to give back to this amazing city, I support the following six local charities. This is in addition to contributions made to the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, also mentioned below.
"Covenant House Vancouver exists for young people for whom there is often no one else - young people who have either willingly fled physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse or those who have been forced from their homes. We understand that life changes are challenging and do everything in our power to ensure that young people succeed at whatever plan they have chosen for themselves. As long as genuine effort is demonstrated, so is our commitment."
"The KidSport concept was hatched in 1993 by board and staff at Sport BC as a way to help address the challenges faced by many families when registering their children in organized sport.
Our mission remains the same….to remove the financial barriers that prevent some children from playing organized sport!
Our vision…SO ALL KIDS CAN PLAY!"
"Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C."
"We believe that art is for everyone. As a not-for-profit arts education centre, we think access to the highest quality arts education is a basic human right, regardless of your experience, education, socio-economic background or ballet slipper size. We are just for those ages 2 to 19 though, because, well, we love the way kids and youth love the arts."
"Pacific Parklands Foundation acts as a catalyst to unite the community – government, businesses, community leaders, individuals, and other non-profit organizations – to improve, sustain, and expand Metro Vancouver Regional Parks."
"We work with children, families, caregivers and hundreds of thousands of British Columbians each year to raise funds to support child health."
Royal LePage Shelter Foundation
Royal LePage is the only Canadian real estate company with its own charitable foundation: The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. As Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to funding women’s shelters and violence prevention programs, it's one of the ways we try to strengthen the communities where we live and work.
Every dollar raised goes directly to helping the more than 30,000 women and children who are served each year by the shelters and support programs we fund. Since 1998, the Shelter Foundation has raised more than $22 million and currently supports 200 local women’s shelters and national partners. Our agents donate a portion of their commissions and Royal LePage offices across Canada hold local fundraising events. Our brokers, agents and staff also volunteer and provide in-kind goods to benefit the women and children residing in their local shelters.
To read brave stories of hope from families whose lives have been touched by abuse or to learn more about domestic violence, please visit us at www.shelterfoundation.ca