Where Your Money Goes

2018 Fund Recipients

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is a place of comfort and compassion where children could experience the simple joy of being a child, and families could cherish each moment together.

Canuck Place is a caring, innovative children’s hospice and community-based service that fully embraces the life of each child and family. They provide leadership in improving pediatric palliative care regionally, nationally and internationally through collaboration, education and research.

Rubina Hope for Kids

Rubina Wong was vacationing in Thailand when the tragic 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami hit.

To honour Rubina, her life and her values, a group of Rubina’s family and friends created Rubina Hope for Kids to help build a daycare in Thailand in one of the areas affected by the tsunami. This building of this daycare was accomplished in 2006 and Rubina Hope for Kids has since continued to hold annual fundraising events to raise money to aid needy children in our local community.

Quest Food Exchange

Quest Food Exchange is a not-for-profit organization that provides dignified access to a variety of affordable and healthy foods to individuals facing food security challenges in British Columbia. Our primary objectives are to reduce hunger with dignity, build community and foster sustainability.

YVR Art Foundation

YVR Art Foundation (YVRAF) is an independent, nonprofit, charitable organization providing scholarships, grants, awards and exhibition opportunities for BC and Yukon First Nation artists. YVR for Kids donations assist the Foundation with their Aspiring Artist Awards Program.

Wigs for Kids BC (W4K)

Wigs for Kids BC raises money year-round to provide free custom-fitted human-hair wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer or other serious illnesses. The program also helps cover the costs of essential drugs and feeding supplies for children that are not covered by MSP.

Canuck Autism Network (CAN)

Canuck Autism Network is dedicated to providing year-round, innovative, high quality sports and recreation programs for children, teens, young adults and families living with autism, while increasing autism awareness and providing training in communities across British Columbia.

Arthritis Society – Camp Capilano Support

Each year, Camp Capilano hosts a fun and educational four-day camp experience for hundreds of young people in British Columbia who have been diagnosed with arthritis. Camp Capilano serves as a space where campers feel understood and accepted; defined not by their disease, but as kids.

Richmond Therapeutic Riding Association

RTRA’s mission is to provide a quality therapeutic riding program for children and youth with disabilities in order to promote physical, social and psychological well being. Therapeutic Riding is a unique form of therapy that provides benefit to people with a variety of disabilities.

Blind Beginnings Society

Blind Beginnings inspires limitless potential for BC’s blind and partially sighted children. Through educational and experiential workshops, pre-employment training, summer camps, recreational activities and individualized counselling, Blind Beginnings offers these youth opportunities to develop skills, confidence and independence.

Hope Air

Hope Air is the only national charity providing free flights to low-income Canadians who must travel out of their communities for specialist medical care. Hope Air believes that where you live in Canada and how much money you make should not determine your ability to access our healthcare system. A free flight lets families focus on what is truly important – their health.

Dreams Take Flight

Dreams Take Flight is a national volunteer charitable organization dedicated to providing the trip of a lifetime to medically, mentally, physically, socially or emotionally challenged children. Dreams Take Flight Vancouver has been making dreams come true by taking deserving children with special needs from British Columbia to Disneyland since 1993.

Pivot Point Learning Centres Society

Pivot Point is a social service agency for children and adults with diverse abilities including autism throughout BC. Pivot Point supports behavioral, emotional, psychological, and educational needs while being committed to serving the whole family. Pivot Point puts their heart and science into creating positive change!

Lifesaving Society

The Lifesaving Society’s Swim to Survive program provides 3 basic survival skills to prevent drowning from an unintentional fall into water. The program consists of 3 in-water and 3 in-class lessons designed for Grade 3 students. The skills learned in the Swim to Survive program can save lives and will last a lifetime.

Past Fund Recipients

  • Autism BC
  • Easter Seals BC/Yukon
  • Family Services of Greater Vancouver
  • Richmond Cares Richmond Gives