The deaths of George Floyd in America and Regis Korchinski-Paquet in Canada sparked international protests, with people demanding justice for an end to systemic racism and police brutality. Now more than ever, businesses can leverage their platforms and stand in solidarity with Black communities here in Canada.
The charitable sector needs community support now more than ever. If you’re like many of the businesses who have had to shut down, lay off staff, and face financial losses, you may be asking: “how can I possibly help when my own financial situation is so volatile?” Helping charities during COVID-19 is not limited to cash donations – there are other ways you can get involved by giving items, services, and time.
It’s National Volunteer Week and we’re celebrating the 13 million volunteers who contribute to the well-being of communities across Canada! This year, we’re sharing a couple of stories from volunteers in action. We reached out to Big Sisters of Lower Mainland BC and spoke to Zahra, one of their amazing volunteer mentors. Check out our conversation below.
This week we spoke with Marina Bazalitskaya, who shared a couple of profound stories about the impact The Cridge Transition House for Women has in the life of their clientele. We can’t wait to share!
The global spread of COVID-19 has caused the need to increase hygiene, cancel social events and practice social distancing. We’re here to share a little light during these uncertain times by highlighting a few local businesses who have been doing incredible things for our community.
Despite facing financial uncertainty and major disruption, the following list of local businesses have emerged as leaders in Vancouver and Victoria.
If your company supports the community, chances are you hear from multiple charities with a variety of requests. Can you sponsor our event? Are you willing to donate to our cause? Can you provide us with your service?
You might be feeling overwhelmed and that’s okay! The first step to making your giving decisions more efficient is to establish guidelines for the requesting charities to adhere to. Then when you receive a donation request, it’s easy to say yes or no. Check out our Writing Strategic Guidelines Guide to learn how.
This week’s Non-Profit Highlight features the Creative Humanizing Project – an organization formed in early 2020 to support individuals who have been impacted by the criminal justice system. We spoke with Brianna Green, Co-Founder and Executive Director, to learn more about their vision and upcoming event.
Who doesn’t love a local company that gives back? We sure do! It’s International Women’s #EachforEqual Day and we’ve put together a list of Vancouver and Victoria-based companies who not only offer amazing products, but also support women and contribute to increasing gender equality.
- Support Black and Anti-Racism Charities in Canada
- Three Ways to Help Charities During COVID-19
- National Volunteer Week 2020 | Danny’s Story as a Volunteer Mentor with HighTechU
- National Volunteer Week 2020 | Zahra’s Story as a Volunteer Big Sister Mentor
- Non-Profit Highlight | The Cridge Centre for Women