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s the holidays near, we prepare for all the celebrations and traditions that come with the festive season. This is a time of goodwill, a time for sharing with family and friends, a season for giving. This is also an ideal time for the tradition of giving to extend to others right here in our own community, those who may not have the support that many of us take for granted. We are fortunate to have access to many, many worthwhile charitable organizations. There are indeed some excellent not-for-proďŹ t organizations based right here on the North Shore. And while we acknowledge that giving is a personal choice, we invite you to read through the following pages where we hope to introduce you to a host of causes, their missions and successes. Each organization provides dedicated and much needed resources and

support in our community. Whether you give of your time, your energy or your chequebook, know that the smallest of contribution makes a difference. Please take a moment to read the giving stories on these following pages and see if one of these organizations aligns with your own values, concerns and efforts. If one strikes a chord, seek them out and make a connection. You’ll be giving a gift that really matters. Sincerely,

Peter Kvarnstrom Publisher

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Our Focus

Well-being – supporting individuals to be healthy and happy. Empowerment – helping people help themselves through knowledge, access to information and advocacy. Participation – helping to build a thriving North Shore community through volunteering and participation in community development. Social Connections – creating opportunities to make social connections that build mutual trust and reciprocal support.

Our People

North Shore Community Resources Society celebrates the amazing diversity of the more than 100 volunteers and 22 staff who are essential in delivering programs and services that support children, youth, families, seniors and our community partners on the North Shore.

Monir Ghahreman, Kathryn Seely, Elaine Smith, Rosanna Wilbur and Shohreh Sharafi

North Shore Community Resources Society

Our Sponsors

NSCR is very fortunate to have a great diversity of funders. Our major corporate sponsors help to fund important programs such as Seniors One Stop. Thank-you to all our funders and sponsors.

201-935 MARINE DR., SECOND FLOOR CAPILANO MALL, NORTH VANCOUVER

About Us

For more than 40 years North Shore Community Resources Society has been providing programs and service that engage, connect and empower people who live and work on the North Shore.

Achievements

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• Volunteer • Donate • Sign up for our digital newsletter

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Upcoming Event: Mingle of the Jingles ConneXions hosts an annual Holiday Variety Show where people with intellectual disabilities share the stage with professional performers and local talent. Our show provides an opportunity for the people we serve to perform in the arts and be included in their community.

You’ll spend the evening on the edge of your seat as these singers, dancers, comedians and actors surprise and charm you. This year we’re excited to include the 13 piece soul/R&B band “Souled Out.” This magical show is the perfect start to your holiday season.

Nov. 27, 2018 Kay Meek Arts Centre mingleofthejingles.com

How You Can Get Involved • Make a donation • Become a ConneXions Society member • Book an Education and Community Awareness presentation • Hire someone with an intellectual disability

North Shore ConneXions Society

• Volunteer • Attend our variety show and silent auction, Mingle of the Jingles

1070 ROOSEVELT CRES., NORTH VANCOUVER

Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities

Founded in 1956 and now based at 1070 Roosevelt Cres. in North Vancouver, today’s members of North Shore ConneXions Society are proud of the services the organization continues to provide throughout the community. Originally formed by a group of parents who were advocating for better services for their children with intellectual disabilities, ConneXions has evolved into an organization that provides a wide variety of support services for children, adults and their families who are facing the challenges that arise from intellectual disabilities.

Our Mission

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words of wisdom Building communities where everyone is included! contact us telephone 604 984 9321 email info@nsconnexions.org internet nsconnexions.org


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Our Focus

The Paul Sugar Palliative Support Foundation, established in 2013, provides supportive and palliative care to those living with advancing, serious illness, as well as to their families and caregivers. Our primary goal is to provide hope, encouragement and emotional support during illness, death and loss. Our vision is that no one endures serious illness without respect, dignity and comfort.

Our People

We are a registered charity, with a volunteer board of directors, a small staff and a dedicated group of volunteers who bring time, experience, love and compassion to those in need in our community.

Facts

Those living with, and dying from, a serious illness have many varied and individual needs. Our health-care system focuses more on the medical needs. The nonmedical needs are not always adequately addressed. People often find themselves adrift in the system, not knowing which way to turn, not knowing what supports and resources are available to them and feeling isolated and alone. We listen, we guide, we support, we care. The Paul Sugar Palliative Support Foundation is an independent organization, funded exclusively by the community through individual donations. The PSPS Foundation funds and operates the Palliative Support Centre, which has been open for three years. In those three years and prior to its opening, the PSPS Foundation and the Palliative Support Centre have provided care to hundreds of people in our community.

How You Can Get Involved

Participation by the community is an essential part of our plan to grow and reach a wider group of those in need. There are many ways to help, including in-kind donations, financial donations or volunteering your time, skills and compassion. If you or someone you know needs help, please call us or come in for a chat and a cup of coffee

Dr. Marylene Kyriazis, Dr. Paul Sugar and Frankie Hester

3743 Delbrook Ave., North Vancouver

Paul Sugar Palliative Support Foundation PS...YOUR LIFE MATTERS, YOUR END-OF-LIFE MATTERS...YOU MATTER

Our Work in the Community

The Palliative Support Centre in North Vancouver’s Delbrook Plaza, provides individuals with a community ‘home,’ where their needs are addressed in a respectful, sensitive and timely manner. It is a place to call, providing a sense of security and continuity in the face of difficulties. A place where individuals are known, accepted and heard in a familiar and warm environment and where they will be given the time they need. Our programs are vehicles through which individuals in need connect with others in similar situations and with volunteers. Supportive personal relationships are established. Our trained volunteers are available to accompany individuals through illness, death and loss. This can include transportation to and from medical appointments, companionship, personal connection and emotional support. In addition we provide information on and connection to available resources as well as much needed guidance and navigation of the complex medical system.

Testimonial

When I first arrived at the Paul Sugar Palliative Support centre, I felt like I was stepping into a friend’s living room. The casual and welcoming environment immediately put me at ease, especially the homemade baked treats made with love by Frankie, one of the warm hearted, hard-working volunteers. The extraordinary team who are behind the workings of this foundation are actively supportive in ways that go above and beyond what I was expecting of this centre. It doesn’t matter where you are in your healing journey, you are treated with respect, compassion and tenderness. The many volunteers involved in various programs at the centre provide a caring and understanding approach, which has been so reassuring in my time of need. Dr. Marylene Kyriazis and Frankie tirelessly provide undivided attention and helpful advice to me when I am seeking answers to my many questions during my illness. The relaxation sessions allowed me peace and quiet when the world felt it was spinning around me. Participating in the support group has helped me to open up and share my story and

experiences in a safe and non-judgemental space while connecting with others in similar struggles. At the Paul Sugar Palliative Support Centre I have found comfort, guidance, love and most importantly, friendships. This has encouraged me to move forward in my healing journey with a sense of strength, confidence and determination.

A recent story Mr. RB was referred to the PSPS Foundation after undergoing surgery for his Stage 4 metastatic laryngeal cancer. The surgery left him unable to speak. He lived alone, finances were tight, he was no longer able to work and had no transport. His disease was progressing, his needs were many and he had no family here to help and support him. The volunteers at the PSPS Foundation communicated with the B.C. Cancer Agency regarding follow-up treatment (chemo and radiation). They co-ordinated all his appointments with doctors and allied health care professionals, both at BCCA and Lions Gate Hospital. They provided transportation to and from all medical appointments and accompanied Mr. RB to these appointments, so as to ensure continuity. Since he was scheduled for four weeks of radiation treatment at the BCCA, the volunteers arranged lodging at the Jean Barber Lodge and obtained funding from the health ministry to pay for this lodging. RB’s appreciation of our efforts can be summed up by his comment: “If it wasn’t for Frankie, Marylene and Sue, I would have overdosed on fentanyl.” His dream was to reconnect with family in Europe, but his passport had expired. PSPS Foundation assisted with the passport application and corresponded with his family abroad. RB died suddenly from medical complications before his dream was realised.

Programs and Services See palliativesupport.ca for a complete list of all the current programs that are offered at the Palliative Support Centre. All of our programs, services and supports are free and confidential.

contact us telephone 778 729 1555 email paulsugarfoundation@gmail.com internet paulsugarfoundation.com palliativesupport.ca


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Our Focus

The West Vancouver Foundation has been bringing people and projects together to create impact and change since 1979. With a focus on philanthropy, grants, and leadership our vision is a healthy and vibrant West Vancouver.

Our People

Led by a small dedicated staff and governed by a locally-appointed volunteer board of directors which encompasses investment management and grant making committees. 2018/19 Board: Nancy Farran, Gordon Holley, Geoff Jopson, Mark Ballard, Carolyn Coleclough, Naomi Denning, Dave Mason, Sara Mohamadkhani, Paul Robillard, and Audrey Sojonky.

Facts

• Since inception we have granted more than $2 million to local and regional initiatives. In the past ten years, we have increased grant dollars to charities by 600 per cent and grown the number of grants by 130 per cent. • We work with a growing number of donors and agencies, currently stewarding more than 80 funds (individuals, agencies, endowments). • A knowledgeable partner on community insights and philanthropic trends. • Provide professional donor services and investment stewardship.

Thinking about your year-end giving? If community matters you can make an impact through our funds which target major areas of need based on research and consultation: - WV Foundation Caring Community Endowment Fund - Compelling Opportunities Fund - WV Foundation Capacity Building and Growth Fund - Youth Philanthropy Council Endowment Fund - Howard Martin Memorial Fund

West Vancouver Foundation

775 15TH ST., WEST VANCOUVER

Give where you Live

As a leader in community-based philanthropy, West Vancouver Foundation works with individual and family donors, community agencies, and corporate supporters to help make our community stronger and more vibrant.

The power of Philanthropy

Give back to your community now or leave a legacy gift for the future. We can help you do both. Whether it’s making a single gift, setting up an endowment fund, or contributing to an existing fund, we have one simple role – to help you make the most meaningful gift. It is easy to get started with a fund at the West Vancouver Foundation – a simple agreement and an initial tax-deductible gift are all you need to create your own giving fund.

Leadership and Insights

West Vancouver’s VitalSigns® report measures community vitality and well-being. Drawing from a broad base of indicators and research VitalSigns® creates a snapshot of the community and the people who live here, providing a tool for discussion, planning and action. These insights allow us to better support the agencies working at the community level, to connect our donors with opportunities to help address these issues, and to engage residents in simple things that we can all do to create connections and build community.

Why choose West Vancouver Foundation?

We have been bringing donors to the table as community builders since 1979. Together we are building a vibrant and caring community. We would love to have a chat to discuss how you can make a difference.

Every Donation makes a Difference

Through the West Vancouver Foundation, you have a range of options to help you give confidently and efficiently. We offer expert assistance in the local causes you care about, and the ability to make positive and lasting change by contributing with others who share similar interests. Your gift reflects your values and aspirations. You can donate easily by mail, online, or give us a call to discuss other options.

Create your own Legacy

If you are passionate about a specific group or interestcheck out some of the non-profits already providing solutions and projects in the community: - Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund - Black Creek Old Growth Environment Fund - Enhanced Learning Opportunities Fund - Gift of Music Fund - First Aid Ski Patrol Fund - Harvest Project (North Shore) Fund - North Shore Keep Well Society Fund - North Shore Rescue Team Fund - North Shore Rescue- Tim Jones Legacy Fund - North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre Fund - Paul Sugar Palliative Support Foundation Fund - St. Francis-in-the-Wood Fund - WV Arts Museum Fund - WV Marine Rescue Society Fund - WV Nature House Fund - WV’s Place for Sport Fund You can donate by mail, online, in person, or contact us.

Our donors invest in the people, ideas, and programs that shape and serve our community. Your own Donor Fund allows you to direct the gifting to the charitable causes closes to your heart; arts and culture, environmental programs, education and learning, health and wellness, sports and recreation, helping our community connect and celebrate. We are here to help you reflect your passion.

Including a Charitable Bequest in your will is a simple way to make a lasting gift to your community. We can help to establish a fund that becomes your personal and customized legacy of giving. Options include donating stocks and bonds, insurance policies and property.

contact us telephone 604 925 8153 email info@westvanfoundation.ca internet westvanfoundation.ca


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Adopt A Family

Family Services of the North Shore

Harvest Project 1073 ROOSEVELT CRES., NORTH VANCOUVER

203-1111 LONSDALE AVE., NORTH VANCOUVER

Our Focus

Family Services of the North Shore is an accredited community-based organization committed to making a deep and lasting impact in our community through counselling, support, education and volunteer engagement. Our vision is a healthy community where everyone can live full and meaningful lives.

Our People

In the past year, we cared for more than 9,000 individuals and families with respect through our low-barrier counselling and family programs. Our staff, volunteers and donors are committed to making a deep and lasting impact in our community by facilitating strong, caring connections between people and listening and responding to the needs of the most vulnerable.

Facts

Our key programs and services are focused on parenting, mental health, volunteer engagement and reducing gender-based violence and vulnerability in our community.

contact us telephone 604 988 5281 email reception@familyservices.bc.ca internet familyservices.bc.ca

Our Work in the Community

Christmas Bureau – A program that brings hope and joy to low-income families, individuals, seniors and persons with disabilities during the holidays. Individual, Couple and Family Counselling – A counselling program which supports adults who are struggling through mental health issues, conflict, grief, divorce, and other lifechanging events. Child and Youth Counselling and Prevention – A counselling program for children and youth for a range of issues including anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, bullying, school stress, sexuality and coming out, gender identity and sexual orientation, suicidal thoughts, cutting, eating disorders and body image, dating violence, self-esteem and more. Stopping the Violence – A counselling program for women who have experienced relationship abuse, sexual assault and/or physical, emotional or sexual abuse as a child. I hope family centre – A play-based program that helps parents, caregivers and children from newborn to six years of age connect in healthy and secure ways. Family Preservation and Support – A community counselling program which provides intensive in-home support to reduce risk to children, strengthens the capacity of parents’ care for their children and helps reunify families when their child/ children have been placed in a temporary foster home. Jessie’s Legacy – An eating disorder prevention program that provides education, resources and inspiration to prevent eating disorders and addresses disordered eating. Companioning Community Care – A community-based volunteer program, which offers on-site and in-home programs for adults living with terminal illness, bereavement, disability or the severe effects of cancer treatment. Allies in Aging – A collective impact initiative that connects nearly 30 partner agencies to prevent and address isolation among Lower Mainland seniors.

How You Can Get Involved Sponsor a Family this holiday season or make a donation to the Christmas Bureau. Donate online, by phone or by mail. Sign up for our e-newsletter to find out more ways you can help. Volunteer your expertise at one of our fundraising initiatives, community events or programs, as a youth advisory leader for YouthLAB or as a board member.

Our Focus

“Extending a Hand Up, Not a Hand Out” is our mission. We reach out to families and individuals experiencing serious life challenges. We channel community resources to provide coaching, counselling, groceries and clothing that supports more than 600 people each month. We help people reconnect with jobs, school and wellness.

Our People

Harvest Project looks to more than 900 volunteers (2017) plus a small staff to bring time, effort and expertise. Students, professionals, retirees, organizational teams all serve as volunteers.

Facts

Together, we can positively impact the lives of hundreds of our most vulnerable neighbours and the health of the whole community. This past year, we provided more than 4,600 coaching and drop-in sessions, food valued at $750,000 plus 9,000 clothing items. 19,000 volunteer hours were contributed.

contact us

telephone 604 983 9488 email info@harvestproject.org internet harvestproject.org

Our Work in the Community

While the North Shore is known as one of the more prosperous communities in Canada, critical family resources can be scarce for those finding themselves in desperate times. Harvest Project provides a safety net for those in need. Clients are often single parents, newer residents and those dealing with catastrophic or chronic health issues. Several thousand households are struggling and forced to go without food, medicine or dental care just to remain in their apartments or homes. Most are only one more unexpected bill, illness, family crisis or job loss away from being forced into homelessness. We are a grassroots organization funded by households, businesses, churches, foundations, and other community organizations, with about 3 per cent of funding from municipal governments.

A Recent Story

Ann came to Harvest Project, marginalized, having suffered a traumatic accident that left her financially ruined and mentally exhausted: “The kindness, compassion and non-judgemental understanding, along with all the other supports, enabled me to find the strength to re-blossom.”

Testimonial

“The community can never do enough to support the good work of Harvest Project.” -Former district of North Van mayor Richard Walton

Support Harvest Project’s Adopt A Family Campaign – Help Save Lives. Close to Home.

Join us in reaching out to North Shore families in need this season. Your gift of $40 will provide for a first visit and lifechanging help. A gift of $200 will enable us to help a family for a month. Your recurring monthly donation will allow us to help at-risk individuals, parents and children throughout the year. See our website to give a ‘sponsorship’ donation to help Adopt A Family. Instant, emailed receipts available. Please donate ONLINE: harvestproject.org or BY MAIL: 1073 Roosevelt Cres., North Vancouver V7P 1M4 Make your donation by Dec 31 to receive a 2018 tax-receipt. Thank you!


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Hollyburn Family Services Society

Lions Gate Hospital Foundation

#104-267 W. ESPLANADE, NORTH VANCOUVER

231 E. 15TH ST., NORTH VANCOUVER

Our Focus

Social issues are complex. They impact a considerable number of individuals within a community and are usually out of a person’s control. Fundamental to our mission to provide unique services in response to existing and emerging community social issues, Hollyburn Family Services Society has been supporting the North Shore’s most vulnerable youth, seniors and families since 2004 through collaborative and innovative programming.

Our People

Led by our executive director Nanette Taylor, our eight board of directors, and a small team of 30 staff, we bring a relentless commitment to addressing social issues in our community guided by our values: Serve with Integrity, Honour Diverse Perspectives, Nurture a Community of Caring, and Lead the Way.

Facts

We exist because social issues like poverty, senior and youth homelessness and domestic violence are prevalent in our community.

contact us

telephone 604 987 8211 email jhayden@hollyburn.ca internet hollyburn.ca/society

Our Work in the Community

25 per cent of the homeless population is elderly and the North Shore has the highest number of homeless youth per capita. We exist as an organization because poverty is an underlying factor to many of the issues we encounter, including homelessness being the result of unaffordable and unavailable housing. Factors exist in our community that marginalize youth and domestic violence crosses all incomes, cultures and neighbourhoods. In our 2017-18 fiscal year we supported more than 900 of our most vulnerable neighbours, and with the support of our partners and funders we made a difference. Specifically: 156 homeless youth were provided with housing and shelter – 42 marginalized youth enrolled in post-secondary programs – 36 youth overcame their barriers to employment – 32 former foster care youth successfully transitioned to the community – 45 at-risk students remained in high school – 418 children, women and men received the support to recover from the impact of domestic violence – 179 homeless seniors and seniors at risk of losing housing received more than 400 services.

Events

We host annual events and program tours to create awareness around the social issues in our community. If you would like to attend one of these events or program tours, please contact us.

How You Can Get Involved

Make a donation – the majority of our programs operate 100 per cent from fundraised dollars. Be a Host – organize a fundraising event where proceeds benefit one of our programs. Be a catalyst – organize a gift-card drive for the youth, seniors and families we help. Become aware – social issues are prevalent in every corner of our community. Be the solution – hire a youth, provide affordable housing.

Our Focus

To raise $100 million and bring life-changing care to the North Shore with the building of a high-tech Medical & Surgical Centre. $95 million has been raised to date!

Our People

Our small team works with more than 300 dedicated volunteers including a volunteer board, staff ambassadors and community supporters to enhance patient care at all publicly-funded health-care facilities on the North Shore.

Facts

LGH has one of only five neurosurgery centres in B.C., is a recognized Level 3 trauma centre and is home to a Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Last year, more than 170,000 babies, children and adults received care at LGH.

Events

Christmas Card Sale – the popular 2018 LGH charity Christmas cards, featuring a North Shore scene, are now available for purchase at the Foundation office through November and December.

contact us

telephone 604 984 3785 email info@lghfoundation.com internet lghfoundation.com

Our Work in the Community

Lions Gate Hospital Foundation invests your donations in new facilities, enhanced infrastructure and medical technology to bridge the gap between what the government can provide and what our community needs right now. Last month the Foundation celebrated the opening of the first and only palliative care hub in B.C. The new facilities at the expanded North Shore Hospice provide clinical and nonmedical support services that will enrich outpatient palliative care for hundreds of patients and their families. In September this year, a fluoroscopy and digital X-ray unit was added to the medical imaging department at LGH. The state-of-the-art machine is used to treat patients with spine or joint injuries and illness and patients who require guided biopsies and stomach and bowl examinations. Other milestones in 2018 include a redeveloped atrium and registration area and the purchase of more than $400,000 in life-saving equipment.

Testimonial

“I want to express my heartfelt thanks for the professional and caring treatment I received during my stay in the neuro critical care unit at LGH in September. Everyone I dealt with from emergency room staff to technicians, doctors, nursing staff and support staff was amazing. Their skill and expertise was obvious. I am so proud of our hospital and I feel very fortunate.” ~ L.R., October, 2018

A recent story

West Vancouver teen Denis Tuck was playing in a hockey tournament when he was hit hard from behind. A week later he collapsed at school and was taken by ambulance to LGH’s emergency department. His spleen had burst and he was bleeding internally. Emergency staff reacted quickly to diagnose the problem and he was prepped and ready for surgery the same afternoon. The surgeon was able to save his spleen which has since regrown and he has made a full recovery.

How You Can Get Involved:

You can help us bring life-changing care to the North Shore by making a donation by cheque, credit card, online or by phone; including a gift in your will or making a donation in honour of a loved one. You can also volunteer or host or attend a fundraising event.


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North Shore Crisis Services Society

North Shore Multicultural Society

200-147 W. 16TH ST., NORTH VANCOUVER

207-123 E. 15TH ST., NORTH VANCOUVER

Our Focus

North Shore Crisis Services Society has been providing services to abused women and children on the North Shore for more than 39 years. Our mission is to promote a secure and abuse-free environment for women and children. NSCSS makes a vital, non-judgmental and compassionate contribution to the spectrum of social services available to residents in our beautiful North Shore communities.

Our People

Board of Directors: eight volunteers Chair: Donnie MacDonald Executive Director: Laura Reynolds Staff: 23 regular and 18 relief employees

Achievements

This past year, NSCSS has provided services to 1,791 clients and answered 4,148 crisis and support calls. SAGE House provided safe shelter to 174 women and children but had to turn away 301 women and children due to lack of space.

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Our Focus

North Shore Multicultural Society provides information to immigrants to assist them in achieving full, active and equal participation in Canadian life. Newcomers receive settlement and employment support, English language training, and a variety of other services to help them settle and connect to the community. We are dedicated to building a harmonious and inclusive North Shore community that helps immigrants and refugees integrate successfully into life in Canada.

Our People

We are led by a 12-member volunteer Board of Directors. We have more than 60 skilled staff members and 175 volunteers from various cultural backgrounds who are able to provide services in multiple languages.

Facts:

Last year, NSMS touched more than 8,125 lives through our programs and services, community initiatives and volunteers.

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Staff with Carlyn Yandle and Debbie Tuepah’s art installation, The Network.

North Shore Neighbourhood House

North Van Arts 335 LONSDALE AVE., NORTH VANCOUVER

225 E. SECOND ST., NORTH VANCOUVER

Our Focus

The North Shore Neighbourhood House is a not-for-profit registered charity serving the North Shore community since 1939. We believe that working together to meet the grassroots needs of our neighbours, especially our most vulnerable residents, is essential to building a safe, healthy and strong community. The house values and promotes co-operation, respect and empowerment through the provision of programs and services designed to meet the needs of individuals and the community as a whole.

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Our Mission

Our mission as a charitable organization is to support the needs of our local community through programs and services, with a special interest in reaching out to marginalized and/or vulnerable populations such as newcomers and those living in poverty. Ensuring all of our residents are adequately supported improves the quality of life for all citizens; when we support our neighbours to reach their full potential, we help them more effectively contribute to their community – as skilled, confident workers, as enthusiastic volunteers, as capable parents and as helpful neighbours.

Our Work in the Community

The North Shore Neighbourhood House is a not-for-profit registered charity that offers programs and services to children, families, seniors and youth on the North Shore all year long. Our commitment to service excellence is more than a statement; it is part of our culture. It is reflected in our mission, vision, and values, in our programs and services, in the way we engage community, and in the way staff interact with each other. 5 I1# 8"D01 L1"D# 8#,M1!"@D1""J '"@?# PD";,J#? childcare to 500 children daily at 14 licensed locations throughout the North Shore. 5 I1# =""J RC&E 3##J? GTT P#"PA# P#D )##EK 5 ="D G7 %#CD? 01# 8"D01 L1"D# 8#,M1!"@D1""J '"@?# 1C? PD";,J#J 3D## H1D,?0>C? FC% A@&41 0" GQT P#"PA#K 5 I1# 8"D01 L1"D# 8#,M1!"@D1""J '"@?# *"@01 L#D;,4#? 4"&&#40? ),01 >"D# 01C& 7NGTT %"@01 C&&@CAA% !% providing new skills, new experiences, and youth resources. 5 -# PD";,J# ?#D;,4#? 0" +NQTT ?#&,"D? C&&@CAA%K

Your Donation Supports our Community

The North Shore Neighbourhood House needs your help! Donate Now: 5 6&A,&# &?&1K!4K4C HA,4E F68(IB 5 9C,A GGQ BK L#4"&J L0KN 8"D01 /C&4"@;#D /<S 7HO 5 HCAA @? 2TO.$:<.:7+: We will be celebrating our 80th birthday next year!

Our Focus

Our mandate is to enable emerging and professional artists in all disciplines, to bridge cultures, and to build strong and healthy communities through the arts.

Our People

A small, creative, and energetic staff team supports executive director, Nancy Cottingham Powell. A Board of Directors oversees governance, strategic planning, and vision. The organization is supported by more than 500 members and 100 dedicated volunteers. Membership includes artists, supporters, cultural groups, and businesses.

Facts

Major accomplishments include: establishment of the first heritage committee in North Vancouver; preservation of Presentation House Arts Centre (1976); facilitating Visions of the North Shore (2000); instrumental in creating CityScape Community Art Space (2001); and spearheading the North Shore Cultural Mapping Project (2020).

contact us

telephone 604 988 6844 email info@northvanarts.ca internet northvanarts.ca

Our Work in the Community

North Van Arts is a social-profit, charitable cultural organization dedicated to maximizing the intrinsic value of the arts in all disciplines. We offer arts education in varying formats varying; we organize cultural events: North Shore Art Crawl (March) and Art in the Garden (May); we present more than 30 art exhibitions at four locations, displaying the work of more than 1400 artists annually; we present 14 films each year through the North Shore International Film Series (since 2003); we manage an art rental programme; support a music therapy program at Mountainside Secondary; and present special projects with partners such as Art & Mycology with the North Vancouver School District.

Testimonial

“As an artist I have participated in many programmes and events organized by North Van Arts that have given me opportunities to present and sell my art. As an enthusiastic and regular volunteer, I see how North Van Arts showcases a wide diversity of cultural contributions enjoyed by all. Inclusiveness is so Canadian, and its value is incalculable.” Ann Hamm, visual artist

A recent story

We changed our brand name from the North Vancouver Community Arts Council to North Van Arts. Since 1969 we have been serving the North Shore, evolving and responding to the needs and desires of the community. We wanted a name that says who we are, what we do, and where we operate.

Events

Upcoming: 2019 Anonymous Art Show opens Thursday, Nov. 22, 7-9:30 p.m., sale continues to Dec. 15. All artwork is $100, with revenue shared equally by North Van Arts and the artist. Annually we raise more than $25,000 for our organization and participating artists. You Are Here Calendar 12 North Shore images by 12 local artists. Calendars are $20 each and sales support the North Shore Cultural Mapping project.

How You Can Get Involved

Visit an exhibition; participate in an art class; rent or buy original art created by a local artist; see a film; volunteer with us; buy a calendar, Anonymous Art Show painting, or shop item; become a member.

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