10 nonprofits & charities in Vancouver you should check out!
Vancouver is a beautiful city surrounded by mountains loved by outdoor enthusiasts and cosmopolitan adventurers alike. Vancouver is also home to some of the biggest, innovative nonprofits from climate change to community & civic engagement. Here are 10 nonprofits we love you should check out next time you want to volunteer or donate.
Habitat for Humanity's mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver is one of 58 Habitat for Humanity affiliates across Canada and among more than 3000 affiliates around the world.
In partnership with bighearted individuals like you, Union Gospel Mission makes friends and builds relationships with people hungry for a brighter tomorrow. We walk alongside them until they have the dignity, stability and clarity to know they can reclaim their futures. We dream of a compassionate Vancouver, and invite you to imagine a community where it's normal to help people you don't know. You can start today; help us transform lives together.
In 1981, a group of caregivers gathered to discuss the challenges of caring for a person diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Out of their compassion and determination, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. was ultimately founded. From those humble roots, the Society has blossomed into an organization active in communities across British Columbia.
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WCK exists to deliver timely, practical support to respond to the needs of B.C. kids and their families, easing their way as they navigate childhood cancer and blood disorders.
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The Lower Mainland Green Team was founded in Feb 2011 and its volunteers inspired the creation of Green Teams of Canada! Volunteers come from all over the Lower Mainland and work in provincial, regional and municipal parks tackling environmental issues that need cooperation and teamwork to get done.
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Our Mission is to make our Burnaby neighbourhood a better place to live. Burnaby’s Neighbourhood House started with a small group of residents and service providers who had lived and experienced the magic of Neighbourhood houses in Vancouver and knew they could do the same for Burnaby.
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Our mission is to integrate the climate into our everyday food choices. The global food system is a major contributor to climate change, responsible for up to a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. That is why our food choices matter when it comes to reducing global emissions. We envision a world where we produce, consume and compost food in a sustainable manner.
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Founded in 1990, the David Suzuki Foundation is a national, bilingual non-profit organization headquartered in Vancouver, with offices in Toronto and Montreal. Through evidence-based research, education and policy analysis, we work to conserve and protect the natural environment, and help create a sustainable Canada. We regularly collaborate with non-profit and community organizations, all levels of government, businesses and individuals.
In 1981, a group of caregivers gathered to discuss the challenges of caring for a person diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Out of their compassion and determination, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. was ultimately founded. From those humble roots, the Society has blossomed into an organization active in communities across British Columbia. The Health and Home Care Society of BC (Care BC) is an independent and BC-based not-for-profit organization. Since 1898, we have taken care of British Columbians through healthcare initiatives tailored to the communities we serve. We continue this tradition of caring today with preventive and supportive health services that keep people healthy and in the comfort of their own homes and communities.
Check out opportunities from Health and Home Care Society of BC
The Wilderness Committee is people powered wilderness preservation for a wild future. Founded in 1980 as a registered non-profit society and federal charity, 60,000 supporters, volunteers and activists from coast to coast to coast work together to preserve wilderness, protect wildlife, defend parks, safeguard public resources and fight for a stable and healthy climate.
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