Our Monthly Non-Profit Initiative

        As a part of our Anti-Racism Action Plan, we committed to donating 1% of our revenue on a monthly basis to a rotating non-profit organization. Since June 2020 we've had the privilege of supporting a number of amazing organizations as a part of our Monthly Non-Profit initiative. With the help of recommendations from our team members, friends & family, and our customers, we choose non-profits that support causes that are important to us and our community. 

The organizations that we have supported so far include:

Egale - August 2022

Egale is a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of 2SLGBTQI people in Canada and enhancing the global response to 2SLGBTQI issues. They do so by informing public policy, inspiring cultural change, and promoting human rights and inclusion through research, education, awareness, and legal advocacy.

Learn more about Egale here.

Red Fox Society - July 2022

Red Fox Society is a British Columbia-based non-profit organization that focuses on promoting healthy active living among children and youth, and fostering employment and life skills to youth who face barriers. They do so by providing free and supportive training and recreation opportunities to children, youth, and families throughout Metro Vancouver.

Learn more about Red Fox Society here.

True North Aid  -  June 2022

        True North Aid is dedicated to serving and supporting northern Indigenous communities in Canada through practical humanitarian support. Their priorities lie with helping to ensure the dignity and health of Indigenous people through their actions.
 

MOSAIC - May 2022

        MOSAIC is a Canadian non-profit committed to supporting newcomers, such as immigrants, refugees, and migrants, by helping them find work and settle into their community. They run services that remove barriers for employment and education, provide equitable healthcare access, support mental health, and provide access to food and housing.

Learn more about MOSAIC here.

Take A Hike Foundation - April 2022

        Take A Hike Foundation is a non-profit organization that empowers youth with intentional, continuous clinical counselling, outdoor experiential learning, and community. They work to empower youth with the skills and resilience to graduate high school, build healthy relationships, and achieve success.

Learn more about Take A Hike Foundation here.

Canada-Ukraine Foundation - March 2022

The Canada-Ukraine Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to coordinating, organizing, and delivering humanitarian aid directly to Ukraine. Their objectives include focusing on poverty, the advancement of education, community building, and support citizens through times of turmoil. 

Learn more about the Canada-Ukraine Foundation here.

Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society - February 2022

         Since 1991, the Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society (VAHS) has worked to address the lack of healthcare for Indigenous people in Vancouver by offering medical, social, and counselling services to the residents of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and beyond. ⁠

Learn more about Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society here.

PACE Society -  January 2022

        

The PACE Society (Providing Advocacy, Counselling and Education) is a non-profit organization based out of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver (DTES). ⁠Since 1994, PACE Society has provided one-to-one support in areas such as mental health, violence & sexual assault, trans-specific services, and criminal justice issues. ⁠

Learn more about PACE Society here.

 

Lookout Housing and Health Society  December 2021

 

Lookout Housing and Health Society has been operating since 1971, providing housing, health and a range of support services to underserved communities in 15 municipalities across British Columbia. 
 

Potluck Café Society  November 2021 

 

       Potluck Café Society started 20 years ago in 2001 as a social enterprise to improve the lives of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) community by creating permanent job opportunities and providing access to nutritious food to its vulnerable residents. Potluck has since provided over 325,000 hours of employment and served over 290,000 meals to the DTES. 
 

Indian Residential School Survivor Society -  October 2021

 

        Indian Residential School Survivor Society (IRSSS) is a non-profit organization supporting Survivors of Residential Schools, since 1994. Through culturally-based values and guiding principles, their mission is to provide healing and support to the Survivors of Residential Schools.
 

Immigration Services Society of BC  September 2021

        Immigration Services Society of BC (ISS of BC) has been serving the migrant community since 1972 and is now one of the largest immigrant services agencies in Canada. ISS of BC helps over 20,000 people every year offering support through settlement, education, and employment services. 
 

Power to Be - August 2021

 

Power To Be is a non-profit organization based in both Victoria and Vancouver, BC. They began their mission in 1998 with the guiding principles that everyone belongs in nature and that access to nature is a fundamental right.

 

The Kettle Society  July 2021

        The Kettle Society supports people living with mental illness, substance use, poverty and/or homelessness. The organization serves a community of 6,000+ vulnerable individuals each year, manages 400+ units of supportive housing, and operates a mental health drop-in centre that provides meals every day of the year.

Find out more about The Kettle Society here.

 

Legacy of Hope Foundation  June 2021

        The Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) is an Indigenous-led charity in Ontario that has been promoting Reconciliation in Canada for over 20 years. The charity aims to educate and raise awareness of the history and existing intergenerational impacts of Residential School System and the Sixties Scoop on Indigenous Survivors, descendants, and their communities. LHF focuses on healing and Reconciliation by increasing public awareness of the history and effects of the Residential and Day School System so as to address racism, discrimination and healing. 

Find more about Legacy of Hope here

 

Black Health Alliance  May 2021 

        Black Health Alliance (BHA) is a community-led charity  based in Ontario, Canada. Black Canadians face a disproportionate amount of health disparity and health inequities, such as chronic illness, mental health, and addictions. BHA provides help to Black communities providing support to those living in poverty, LGBTQ+ trans and gender nonconforming youth, seniors, and people living with disabilities.

 

Vancouver Chinatown Foundation  April 2021

        Vancouver Chinatown Foundation is a local organization dedicated to preserving and revitalizing Vancouver's Chinatown.⁠ ⁠ Their mission is to nurture a prosperous, vibrant, and inclusive Chinatown through community support, affordable housing and both cultural & economic development. ⁠

Find more about Vancouver Chinatown Foundation here

 

KidSafe   March 2021

          

  

        KidSafe is a Vancouver-based organization that provides a safe haven to vulnerable inner-city children when schools are traditionally closed.⁠ Through free programming such as their Break Program, KidSafe allows children and youth to engage in educational activities, access emotional and behavioural support, and enjoy a full day of nutritious meals during winter, spring, and summer breaks.⁠ 

 Find out more about KidSafe here

 

Hogan's Alley Society   February 2021

        Hogan’s Alley Society is a Vancouver-based organization that advocates for Black Vancouverites whose stories have been erased from the official historical narrative. They seek to preserve and promote the historical, cultural, societal, and economic contributions made by Black Settlers and their descendants to Vancouver, the province of British Columbia, and the rest of Canada.

Find out more about Hogan’s Alley Society here

 

True North Aid   January 2021

        True North Aid is dedicated to serving and supporting northern Indigenous communities in Canada through practical humanitarian support. Their priorities lie with helping to ensure the dignity and health of Indigenous people through their actions.

Find out more about True North Aid here

 

Kílala Lelum   December 2020

            

  

        Kilala Lelum is an organization based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside that aims to partner Indigenous Elders with physicians and allied health professionals to provide physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual care.

Find out more about Kilala Lelum here

 

QMUNITY   November 2020

  

         QMUNITY is a Vancouver-based organization that works to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit Lives. QMUNITY offers a safer space for LGBTQ2SAI+ people and their allies to fully self-express while feeling welcome and included. Through support, connection, and leadership, QMUNITY works to build a community where queer, trans, and Two-Spirit people are valued, celebrated, and free from discrimination. 

Find out more about QMUNITY here

 

RAVEN Trust   October 2020

 

       

        RAVEN is a Canadian organization supporting the assertion of the inherent and constitutionally-protected rights of Indigenous Peoples as a pathway to reconciliation and environmental justice. They raise legal defence funds for Indigenous people to tackle the big issues of treaty rights, protecting traditional land and ways of life from the relentless reach of non-sustainable industrial expansion.

Find out more about RAVEN here

 

Rainbow Refugee   September 2020

         

 

        Rainbow Refugee is a Vancouver based community group that supports people seeking refugee protection in Canada because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or HIV status. They offer free support drop-ins for LGBTQ+ and HIV+ people making refugee claims in Canada, as well as assisting individuals and groups interested in sponsoring refugees coming to Canada. 

Find out more about Rainbow Refugee here

 

WISH   August 2020

 

         WISH works to improve the health, safety, and well-being of women who are involved in Vancouver’s street-based sex trade. WISH operates a nightly Drop-In Centre 365 days per year, offering women who work in the street-based sex trade a safe, non-judgemental place to rest, have a hot meal, shower, and connect with community. They also provide harm reduction supplies, perform safety checks, and offer far-reaching opportunities designed to enable longer-term support. 

Find out more about WISH here

 

UNYA's 2-Spirit Collective   July 2020

         The Urban Native Youth Association supports and empowers Indigenous youth by amplifying and celebrating their voices with a wide range of services, resources, and opportunities. Their 2-Spirit Collective provides support, resources, and programming for Indigenous youth who identify as 2-Spirit, LGBTQ+, and those questioning their sexual and/or gender identity. 

Find out more about UNYA’s 2-Spirit Collective here

 

Black Lives Matter Vancouver  - June 2020

    

         Working in solidarity with other Black Lives Matter chapters across North America, Black Lives Matter Vancouver supports the organizing work of Black folks and allies in undoing systemic racialized violence. Black Lives Matter Vancouver centres Black voices, uplifting Black queer, trans, differently abled, or otherwise marginilized groups through events supporting Black communities here in BC.

Find out more about Black Lives Matter Vancouver here

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