The Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) is a partnership of 21 municipalities and one electoral area that make up the metropolitan area of Greater Vancouver.
Volunteer Vancouver's mission is to be a leader in promoting volunteerism and strengthening the voluntary sector.
Covenant House is the largest privately-funded childcare agency in the United States providing shelter and service to homeless and runaway youth. It has locations in the United States in Anchorage, Atlantic City, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, New Orleans, Orlando, Washington, D. C., and, outside the United States, in Toronto, Vancouver, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico
United Way has a 70-year history of helping people in the Lower Mainland. We began as a federated fundraiser - today United Way is a leader in the social services sector, providing resources, funding and expertise. United Way is committed to ensuring that resources are invested to have the greatest impact on programs and services for people in our community. Your gift to United Way supports a broad spectrum of services.
Big Brothers is a non-profit, community-based organization that has served the Greater Vancouver area since 1957. Traditionally, Big Brothers has matched boys from male absent homes to carefully screened and trained adult male volunteers, who provide guidance, support, and friendship. Times have changed. Our volunteers and the needs of our communities have changed. In response, Big Brothers developed a menu of programs to suit the diversity of our communities and the busy schedules of our volunteers. Whether you are male or female, married or single, 19 or 65; if you have from one to three hours a week to spend with a child, we have a volunteer opportunity for you.
Westcoast is a non-profit society that provides information, services and support to the child care community in British Columbia.
To provide food and related assistance to those in need.
Funded by the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Public Library is the third largest public library system in Canada, with over 395,000 cardholders and more than 8 million items borrowed annually. The library's origins go back as far as 1869. Today, with the Central Library, 20 branches, collections available in a variety of formats & languages, and Outreach Services to home-bound patrons, VPL is accessible to all citizens of Vancouver.
CHF Canada is the nation-wide umbrella organization for co-op housing and Canada’s link with co-op housing around the world. As spelled out in our mission, mandate and values, we exist to unite, represent and serve the co-op housing community across Canada.
Fostering greater understanding between children and seniors by enriching and enhancing their lives through community projects such as the Zajac Ranch, Zajac Norgate House and intergenerational programs that offer seniors mentoring opportunities and children the gift of mature companionship through mutually supportive activities and environments.
Big Sisters is committed to enhancing the confidence, self-esteem and well-being of children and youth through supportive friendships with caring women. For 40 years we have matched children and teenagers who need an adult support and role model in their lives with women volunteers. Our program helps children and youth realize their individual potential and can have a positive influence on children and families. We are able to see these children grow up into confident, capable, contributing adults.
Better Business Bureau of Mainland B.C. - Setting the Standards of Ethics and Integrity
The BC Chamber of Commerce (The Chamber) is registered under the Societies Act (British Columbia) as a volunteer, not-for-profit association and serves its members as the provincial federation of autonomous community chambers of commerce, boards of trade and corporate members.
CRRU focuses on research and policy resources, advancing a publicly-funded, universally accessible, comprehensive, high quality, not-for-profit system of early childhood care and education in Canada.