About: The Accessible Education Association is a youth-run, non-profit organization that promotes open education. They advocate for open and accessible education by promoting awareness and raising funds for educational resources and institutions in underdeveloped areas of the world. In addition to providing education, they also want to promote and encourage youth leadership.
Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada – BC and Yukon Chapter
About: Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada works with communities across the country to provide children with life threatening illnesses the opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish. By creating unique, meaningful experiences, Children’s Wish enhances quality of life for these courageous children and their families.
Mission Statement: Climb and Conquer Society Canada is a registered charity operated entirely by volunteers located in Vancouver, BC. We provide climbing and mentorship programs at cost-free for youth (age 10-18) from low income or high risk background. We help them develop enriching friendships, life skills, leadership skills, self-confidence, mental and physical capacity to become contributing leaders for the future. Currently, we service the Greater Vancouver area and slowly expanding to Squamish and other areas.
About: Since 2000, Leave Out Violence (LOVE) Society BC has been delivering award winning youth-driven media arts-based violence prevention and intervention programming to youth who face multiple barriers. LOVE youth use media arts to document their experiences and share their views of the world, and build leadership skills to break the cycle of violence in their lives and communities.
About: Night Hoops is a free late night basketball program for youth 12-18 yrs of age. Its goal is to use basketball as a vehicle to promote asset development in a supported environment. Night Hoops offers youth the opportunity to experience the thrill of playing on an organized basketball team. Participants must be referred into the program.
Mission Statement: The Canucks Autism Network (CAN) provides year-round sports and recreation programs for individuals and families living with autism, while increasing awareness and providing training in communities across British Columbia.
Mission Statement: 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.
Mission Statement: Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon cares for families of children whose health needs take them far from home and keeps families together in a home away from home, providing comfort, compassion, and a sense of community when they need it most.