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Message from the Chair and CEO In 2015, YWCA Metro Vancouver experienced considerable growth, enabling us to increase our reach to support women and their families, and to advocate for systemic changes that impact all levels of society. The expansion of the Strive program enabled us to better assist youth transitioning out of foster care during a challenging time in their lives. Youth in government care have often experienced trauma in childhood and lack family and peer support networks. Once out of foster care, these youth have limited access to education, higher rates of unemployment and are more likely to experience poor mental health outcomes.

Vancouver and YWCA CentreView, a long-term housing project in North Vancouver. In addition to the seven existing YWCA housing communities, these projects will provide much-needed, safe, affordable housing for low-income single mothers and their families and support them in achieving economic independence.

Strive helps participants successfully move into their adult lives by supporting them to attain important life and job skills.

• YWCA Strong Girls, Strong World empowers youth to be changemakers in their communities, with a special focus on media literacy.

We made significant progress on our vision to increase housing for low-income single mothers and their children. Last fall, we were pleased to complete the $10.1-million capital campaign for YWCA Cause We Care House, a 21-unit long-term housing community in the Downtown Eastside / Strathcona area. This innovative project will be located above a new branch of the Vancouver Public Library, set to open its doors in fall 2016.

• Culture Shift combats sexualization by engaging decision makers, educators, youth and community. Support from Status of Women Canada enabled us to create this three-year project.

There are three new housing developments underway: YWCA Como Lake Mews in Coquitlam, the YWCA Fire Hall project in South

Mentorship Program. In June 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released its findings along with 94 recommendations for reforms and investment from all in transforming the lives of Indigenous peoples and their relationship with Canada. Moving forward, YWCA Metro Vancouver will continue to embrace opportunities that realize the TRC’s recommendations and the full engagement of Indigenous peoples at all levels of society.

We also gained momentum in our advocacy against the sexualization of women and girls and the corresponding hypermasculinization of men and boys. In the past year, we launched two exciting new projects that will take our work even further:

These two initiatives complement each other: one takes a grassroots approach by empowering youth through skill building and dialogue. The other will engage leaders from all sectors to examine opportunities for systemic change. The YWCA has a long history of supporting Indigenous peoples with culturally appropriate services at Crabtree Corner and the Indigenous


As always, we would not be able to serve the communities we do without our dedicated supporters. Without you, we could not provide valuable services and critical supports for women and their families. Thank you for helping us to build hope for the future! Sincerely,

Debbie Nagle Janet Austin Chair CEO


Our mission is to touch lives and build better futures for women and their families through advocacy and integrated services that foster economic independence, wellness and equal opportunities. YWCA Metro Vancouver is a volunteer- and membership-based organization that is part of the global YWCA network. 2015 / 2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS C HA I R

Debbie Nagle


Geri Prior


Sherry Tryssenaar


Gina Arsens


Nilusha Alibhai Meera Bawa Diana Chan Elayna Diemert

Genevieve Pinto Sue Matheson Woon Ai Tsang Dr. Kim van der Woerd


The YWCA has been a catalyst for change ever since we opened our doors 118 years ago to provide housing and services to women coming to the city in search of education or employment. From the beginning, we took an integrated approach to meeting community needs. Today, the YWCA continues to expand its spectrum of programs and services — and open doors for women, children, men and youth across Metro Vancouver.

“The YWCA is an amazing organization helping single mothers and children. They planted the seeds into my heart so that I could grow and prosper. They believed in me, so now I believe in myself.”

–YWCA Crabtree Corner Housing resident

YEAR IN REVIEW In 2015, donors like you helped change lives for 41,739 clients and program participants. Together, we were able to provide 45 programs and services offered in 58 locations throughout Metro Vancouver. HEALTHY CHOICES FOR YOUTH 579 youth and teens participated in our youth programs

BEST START FOR CHILDREN 362 children received quality early learning and child care

“Many youth growing up in care feel like they don’t have obligations or priorities. Strive was a place youth wanted to be. Many of us left with full bellies and knew people who cared.”

- Desiree, participant of Strive - a life skills and employment program for youth transitioning out of foster care.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR EDUCATION AND WORK 4,928 women, men and youth accessed our employment services and mentorship programs

HEALTHY, ACTIVE LIVING 26,160 plates of food were served at Crabtree Corner in the Downtown Eastside

A SUSTAINABLE YWCA 11,734 visits to the YWCA Health + Fitness Centre 22,977 guests stayed the YWCA Hotel/Residence

“Everyone at FOCUS - not only the all-star staff but also my peers, women from other cohorts and guest speakers — helped me get through challenges and difficult times I was facing.”

- Yurie, participant of FOCUS@Work - a free job search program for women looking to return to the workforce.


“The YWCA Single

475 low-income single mothers and children made their home in one of our seven housing communities

Mothers’ Program encouraged me when I

FREEDOM FROM VIOLENCE 151 women accessed our violence prevention program

was at the lowest point in my life. The facilitators helped inspire me to

SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES 541 single mothers and children took part in our Single Mothers’ Support Groups

pursue my career dreams. The YWCA has made a difference in my life, and in the lives of my children.” - Nicole, Single Mothers’ Support Services participant



An after-school program for Grade 7 girls in Surrey, with a focus on mental health and well-being.

An outreach program providing mobile support to women who have left abusive relationships.



An advocacy project to empower young women to become change agents in their local communities.

A multi-sectoral approach to address the sexualization of young girls.



A youth employment and training program in the hospitality and warehousing industries.

CHANGING GEARS A training program for women to find work in the transport trucking industry.

A program to help low-income single mothers make sustainable financial decisions for their futures.

2015 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS YWCA Metro Vancouver’s ongoing impact in the community is made possible by our proven financial stability. The YWCA continues to grow its reserves while diversifying its funding to maintain its strong financial base.

Statement of Revenue and Expenses

Balance Sheet as at December 31, 2015

for the year ended December 31, 2015


Cash and Cash Equivalents Short-term Investments Accounts Receivable Inventory and Prepaids Total Current Assets

6,824,477 1,189,833 2,135,778 244,796 10,394,884

Restricted Investments Long-term Investments Property and Equipment

2,183,119 3,682,937 26,955,342

Total Assets


RE V E NUE (Op erati ng and Cap i tal )

Government Contracted Programs 13,078,652 Fund Development 6,231,173 Hotel/Residence 3,869,906 Health + Fitness 2,686,812 Early Learning and Child Care Centres 1,602,959 Other Revenue 875,699 Events 522,810 Investment Revenue 432,472 Total 29,300,483


Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities Deferred Revenue Current Portion of Capital Leases Payable Current Portion of Mortgages Payable

3,027,509 1,641,379 39,238 192,826

Fund Development revenue includes the following:

Total Current Liabilities Other Revenues 3.0%

4,900,952 Investment

Total 6,231,173

Revenues 1.5% 75,479 Events 1.7%

Early Learning and Payable Child Care Centres 5.5%

Capital Leases Mortgages Payable Health + Total Liabilities Fitness 9.2%

5,423,496 10,399,927

Fund Balances


Hotel / Residence 13.2%

Other Revenues 3.0% 43,216,282 Government Early Learning and Contracted Child Care Centres 5.5% Programs 44.6% Health + Fitness 9.2%

Total Liabilities and Fund Balances Fund Balances allocated to:

Fund Unrestricted 616,137 Hotel / Residence Development 21.3% BC Housing Replacement Reserve 819,229 13.2% Board Designated Endowment Fund 2,139,000 Board Designated Capital Repair and Replacement Reserve 2,203,036 Board Designated Legacy Fund 385,270 Board Designated Employment Program Fund 1,300,000 Fund Capital Fund 23,989,793 Development 21.3% Fund Donor Designated Endowment Fund 1,363,890 Development 4.8%

Total Fund Balances

Health + Fitness Investment 10.0% Revenues 1.5% Hotel /1.7% Events Residence 11.0%

Health + Fitness 9.2%

EXPENSES BY PROGRAM AREA* *Expenses by program area include allocations from head office of common administrative and support costs.

Government Contracted Programs 13,426,333 Investment Hotel/Residence Revenues 1.5% 2,849,601 Events 1.7% Health + Fitness 2,611,569 Other Community Services 2,353,893 Early Learning and Child Care Centres 2,022,942 Fund Development 1,242,049 Depreciation 911,083 Government Events Contracted 349,834 Programs 44.6% Head Office 228,258 National and World Allocation 111,985 Total

Early Learning32,816,355 and Child Care Centres 7.7% Other Community Services 9.0%

REVENUE Other Revenues 3.0% Early Learning and Child Care Centres 5.5%

Donations 5,070,728 Government Grants 1,108,445 Gaming 52,000

Hotel / Residence 13.2% Government Contracted Programs 44.6%

Depreciation 3.5% Events 1.3%


Head Office 0.9% National and World Allocation 0.4%

EXPENSES BY PROGRAM AREA Fund Development 4.8%

Depreciation 3.5% Events 1.3%

Early Learning and Child Care Centres 7.7% Government Other Community Contracted Services 9.0% Programs 51.4%

Head Office 0.9% National and World Allocation 0.4%

Health + Fitness 10.0% Hotel / Residence 11.0% Government Contracted Programs 51.4%

Fund Development 21.3%

EXPENSES BY CATEGORY Fund Development 4.8% Office Early Learning and and Child Care Centres 7.7% Administration 2.8% Other Community Depreciation 3.5% Services 9.0%

Salaries & Benefits 57.5%

Depreciation 3.5% Program Supplies Events&1.3% Delivery Head Office 0.9% 24.7% National and World Allocation 0.4%

Building Occupancy Health + Fitness & Equipment 11.5% 10.0%

Hotel /

Salaries & Benefits 57.5%

A copy of the 2015 audited financial statements is available upon request. Office and

Program Supplies &

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS, DONORS AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISE SUPPORTERS ignite the spark that helps YWCA participants build their futures.

Join the YWCA Health + Fitness Centre or stay at the YWCA Hotel/Residence All proceeds and membership fees help fund our programs.

Celebrate Women of Distinction 65 exceptional women and three innovative workplaces were honoured at the 32nd annual YWCA Women of Distinction Awards.


Enjoy comfortable, affordable accommodation at the YWCA Hotel. 756 individuals and 46 corporate groups volunteered more than 23,791 hours in 2015. Proceeds from visits help to fund our programs.

Donate Financial, bequest or in-kind gifts ensure that we can continue to help low-income single mothers and their families.

THANK YOU YWCA Leadership Circle VISIONARY ($50,000+/3 YEARS) BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres BC Ministry of Children and Family Development BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training


TD Bank Group

North Growth Foundation

Fluor Canada Ltd.

Wawanesa Insurance

Dr. Jan Christilaw

Sherry Tryssenaar

Sylvia Ommanney

Joan Fowler

Weyerhaeuser Company Ltd.

United Way of the Lower Mainland

PNG Enterprise Foundation

Judy Garner

Pacific Blue Cross

George Sisters’ Fund

Wiegand Memorial Foundation Inc.

Leslie G. Cliff and Mark P. Tindle


Provincial Employees Community Services Fund

Karen Gilmore

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

Al Roadburg Foundation

Valley Properties Ltd.

Shaw Communications Inc.

Nancy and Tom Gougarty The Hamber Foundation


The Wolrige Foundation

Shelley Crawford

York House School

Lorraine Dansereau

2 Anonymous Donors

Tim and Nina de Souza Jensen

National Council of Jewish Women of Canada Carol Newell Shannon and Brad Newman-Bennett Pamela Oram Lindsay Paterson Janet Pattinson

Imperial Metals Corporation

GOLD CIRCLE ($1,700$2,499) Deborah Armour

Dr. Lori Irwin

BC Council for Families

Jessoma Foundation

Sandra Beauregard Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Virginia Stark

Johannson Family Foundation

Act West Community Foundation

Eileen Stewart

Diane and Warren Johnson

The Stollery Charitable Foundation

Kiwanis Club of Vancouver

Melanie Ferrandi

Carolyn Rogers

Ames Tile & Stone

The Canadian Bar Association - British Columbia Branch

Judy Rogers

BC Hydro

Suncor Energy

Diana Lam

Christian Findlay

Cathy and Sandy Burpee

Shannon Rogers

Cathy Beaumont and Shawn Laari


Family of Dr. Bik May Wai Lam

John Fong

Dr. Hilda Ching

Marguerite Ford

Ruthie Ross

Boag Foundation

Trico Charitable Foundation

Leslie Lee and John Murphy

City of Surrey

Judith Gale

Loyal Protestant Association

Marlene Cohen

Sandra Garossino

Anne Rowles and Afton Cayford

City of Coquitlam

J. Armand Bombardier Foundation

UPS Foundation, Inc. Urban Impact

Sue Matheson

Pamela Delville-Pratt

The Gehlen Houssian Family

City of Vancouver

CIBC/CIBC World Markets

John and Dana Montalbano

Kenneth Downie

Anne Giardini

CKNW Orphans’ Fund

Kim van der Woerd and Ron Roesch

Jill Gildersleve

Jill Schroder and Michael Raynolds

Robert L. Conconi Foundation

Canada Post Community Foundation

The Amir and Yasmin Virani Family Foundation

Moore Family Fund


Rita Morin and Brian Follett

Joan Ford Charitable Society

Maryke Gilmore

Marinette Sedin

Canucks for Kids Fund

National Bank Financial

Helen Ghabel

Diamond Foundation

Bev Wallace

Global Village Vancouver

Lorna Sent

Choices Markets

Dianne Newell

Carol Givton

Edgewater Casino Limited Partnership

Mischa Weisz Foundation

Stephen Goodyear

Rob Short Coaching Inc.

Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group

Bruce and Lis Welch

Norsat International Inc.

Stephen Hall

Kay Gray

Tom Simons

Windsor Plywood Foundation, held at Vancouver Foundation

North Growth Management

Hastings Entertainment Inc.

Michelle and Laurence Sing

Beverlee Park and Jim Logan

The Home Depot Canada Foundation

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation

Wonder+ Cares

Peace Arch Hospital & Community Health Foundation

Amy Huva

Oriana Green

Electronic Arts (Canada) Inc.

Ismaili Council for BC

The Pender Fund

Guild Yule LLP

Linda Loo

Patricia Hall

Eva’s Initiatives

Lis Petersen-Cutler and Mark Cutler

McGrane-Pearson Endowment Fund

Karen Hoffman

Kathy Pomeroy

Don Madsen

Evelyn Hortobagyi

Carla Poppen

Huckleberry Mines Ltd.

Sutton Group - West Coast Realty

The Radcliffe Foundation

Dr. Verna Magee-Shepherd and Dr. John Shepherd

Carol and Michael Jackson

T-Rail Products Inc.

Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

Kirsty Maxwell and Philip Salt

Paul F. Joseph

A Thinking Ape Entertainment Ltd.

Recreation Foundation of British Columbia

Nancy Morrison

Rexall Foundation


Pat Robinson, Leigh Sauder and Family

Chantelle Krish and Tilman Holschuh

Tides Canada Foundation

Jeri Krogseth

Lisa Tuningley

Jazmin Sasky

Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company

Patricio Larrea

UFCW Local 1518

Sheryl Lee

Union of BC Performers

Barbara Lindsay

Vancouver Pacific Lions Club

Barbara Livingston

Carole Walkinshaw

Dr. Christine Loock and Ron Friesen

Warm Hearts Charitable Foundation

BC Ministry of Justice BC Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation Morris & Helen Belkin Foundation Suzanne Bolton and Jefferson Mooney Christine Buckley Canada British Columbia Job Fund Agreement Canada British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement Cause We Care Foundation

Coast Capital Savings

Envision Financial John Fluevog Shoes FreshPoint Government of Canada Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Government of Canada Homelessness Partnering Strategy

Western Economic Diversification Canada

Patricia and Ken Shields

5 Anonymous Donors

The Somerset Foundation

CATALYST ($15,000-$49,999/ 3 YEARS) Megan Abbott

Don & Joan Stanley Fund at the Edmonton Community Foundation

Anne Dobbie and Dennis Ewasiuk Catherine Donnelly Foundation

Face the World Foundation

3 Anonymous Donors

YWCA Inner Circle

Peggy Ho Yuen

The Houssian Family Foundation

Dr. Joan Ford

PLATINUM CIRCLE ($2,500-$14,999) A - 1 Marine Services Ltd

The ILLAHIE Foundation

G&F Financial Group

ACE Bakery

Mary C. Jordan Family

R. L. Gardiner

Accenture Inc.

MariaMarina Foundation

The Gardiner Family

Adura Strategy

Lindsay Mearns

HSBC Bank Canada

Dr. Joy Alexander

Marily Mearns

Steven Hill

Anako Foundation

Dr. Katharine E. Mirhady

The Hylcan Foundation

Arrow Transportation Systems Inc.

Patricia and Rudy North

Intact Foundation

A Place To Call Home

Kaatza Foundation

The Province of British Columbia - BC Housing

Edith Lando Charitable Foundation

Provincial Health Services Authority

The Law Foundation of British Columbia

Boeing Canada-AeroInfo

Soroptimist International Surrey / Dellta

Public Health Agency of Canada

Lily and Robert Lee

Dr. Catherine Aczel Boivie

Ratana Stephens

Little Oak Academy Society

The Stewart Fund

RBC Foundation

Anne Boyle and Rob Errington

Lohn Foundation

Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia

Build-A-Bear Foundation

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

London Drugs Foundation

Canadian Western Bank

Robert and Sheila Ross

McCarthy Tétrault Foundation

SEDI TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund

Canadian Women’s Foundation

The McLean Foundation

Stephanie Carlson

Mary Anne McWaters

Sherry Cavallin

The Hieros Foundation

Sandman Hotels, Inns & Suites Scotiabank Shewan Foundation Status of Women Canada Streetohome Foundation

First West Foundation

Reay and Lynda Mackay

Janet Austin Avison Young Commercial Real Estate Shirley Barnett

Diana and Bruce Chan

Marjorie Anne Sauder Shoppers Drug Mart Life Foundation

Bev Briscoe

New Gold

Philippa Wilshaw 1 Anonymous Donor SILVER CIRCLE ($1,000$1,699) Air Canada Employees Charitable Donations Foundation

Hazel DeVall

Lindsay Perceval

Ron DeVall

Lynn Pelletier

Elayna and Bruce Diemert

Betti Port

Robert and Gwen Ellis

Moura Quayle

Ken Embree

Heather P. Riedl

Dallas and Sean Fahy

Pearl Roberts

Great Little Box Company

Lisa and James Kershaw Julia Kim

Salesforce.com Foundation Laura and Richard Samaroo

Philippa Smith Timothy Smith Spectra Energy Bridget and Virginia Spencer Anne Stewart Shannon Susko

Stella Ting Margaret Tran Woon Ai and Victor Tsang

Lululemon Athletica

Western Potash Corporation

Yvonne Alexander

Diane McCurdy

Wheeler Family Foundation

Penny Ballem

Mary and Roderick McNeil

Whole Foods Market

Beverley Tamboline

Kamal Basra

Mary MacDonald

Ross Turnbull

Barbara Bilsland

John Mah

Peter and Carol Ann Williams

Denise Turner

Boffo Properties


University of British Columbia

May Brown

Kathleen Martin

Jack Brownhill

Anne Mathisen

BuildDirect.Com Technologies Inc.

JoAn and Michel Maurer

Van Tel/Safeway Credit Union Legacy Fund

The Andrew Mahon Foundation

Classic LifeCare

Merck Canada Inc.

Fairbairn Foundation

Vancouver Sun Raise a Reader Campaign

Dawn Moss

Fasken Martineau LLP

Lisa Vogt and Chris Hodgson

Joanna Cameron

Daniel and Pauline Nocente

Lucile Flavelle

Warren and Twyla Wall

Ashley Chester

Elizabeth J. (Betty) Burrell

Diane Mausser Donna Molby Debbie and Michael Nagle

Maxine Wilson Susan Witter Janet Wood Melissa Wu Paul and Sarah Wu Sue Yamamoto 5 Anonymous Donors

BRONZE CIRCLE ($500$999) ACM Advisors

Jason Dowdeswell

Lynne Kent

Caroline North

Ida and Thomas Tait

Ann Coombs

Chizu Uchida

Valerie Dunsterville

Carol Kerfoot

Mary O’Callaghan

Target Land Surveying

Lynda Cooper

Brenda Ulmer

Aintree Law Corporation

East Side Games Inc.

Elizabeth and Rudy Kerklaan

Herb and Aster Osen


Lynn Corrigan

Key West Ford Sales Ltd.

Lorne Palmer

Inyeob Kim Patrick King

Carmen Theriault and John Sibley

Barbara-Anne Eddy

Lisa Vogt

Lynell Anderson

Eli Lilly Canada Inc.

Lisa Pankratz and Tom Ferries

Anne Dobbie and Dennis Ewasiuk

Dorothy Allen

Ashley Elchuk

Temec Engineering Group Ltd.

Kim van der Woerd and Ron Roesch

Nilusha Alibhai

N. Murray Edwards

JoAnne and Terry Fahr

Mary Wallace Poole

Suzanne and Olin Anton

Valerie Embree

Kathy Kinloch and Kirk Mitchell

Jennifer Wade

Anne Andrew

Janet Ellis

Jim Evans

Bruce and Lis Welch

Aon Hewitt

Susan Evans

Lucile Flavelle

FM Global

Phyllis Foster

Margaret Williams

BC Building Science & Engineering Ltd.

Jacqueline Koerner and Robert Safrata

JoAnne and Terry Fahr

The Fota Family

Susan Witter

Joan Fowler

Paul and Sarah Wu

Joy Gaze

25 Anonymous Donors

Helen Ghabel Karen Gilmore

ESTATES The Mark and Phae Collins Fund

Catherine Backman David Bain Kate Ballem Chase and Stuart Chase Joanne Barker Meera Bawa Lori Becker Beedie Living Brenda Benham Christina and Chris Bennett Elaine Bennett

Knight Piesold Ltd.

Lynne Tyler

Yulander Faris

Brian Kynoch

Lori Pinkowski

Brenda Ulmer

Paul Farrow and Melissa Rigatti

Patricia Laidley

Doreen Player

Van Kam Freightways

Eric Lam

Monique Poncelet

Marg Van Wielingen

Dr. Brenda Lau

David and Mary Poole

Nancy Laughton

Wendi Pope

Vancouver Community College Faculty Association

Janice Lee

Jordana Pourian

Kathy Lilyholm

Heather Price and Scott Blackwood

David Ferguson Brian Fitzsimmons Carole Forsythe Karen Foss Andy and Kerry Fraser Amanda Frith Ingrid Gailler Jessica Gares

Judith Lindsay Grant Longhurst Jason Loscher

Deanna Loychuk Tracey Lundell Nancy and James Lyman

Muriel Ann Boltezar

Catherine Gibson and Geoffrey Pitman

Tamara Boutcher

Alexander Gist

Patricia Bowles

The Goodwin Family, in memory of Millicent G. Fleming

Nancy Bradshaw and Robert Brown Anita Braha

Colleen Goto

Carol Givton

The Estate of Bette Cotton

Barbara Vanderburgh

Nichola Malim Hall

The Estate of Kitty Heller

Sybil Verch

Steven Hill

Lyle Stanley Viereck

Lois Hollstedt

The Estate of Agnes MacKay Groundwater-Publicover

Geri and Howard Prior

Michelle Villarosa

Tamara Hung

The Estate of Elizabeth Jean Stimson Pratt-Johnson

Purdys Chocolatier

Jennifer Wade

Brenda Jebsen

Margaret Ramsay

Jody Watt and James Ward

Mary C. Jordan Family

The Estate of Elizabeth Trethewey

Jody Rayher and Gavin Froome

Jacquie Wechselberger

Sheila King

The Alma VanDusen Fund

Sandy and Max Reimer

Kaayla Wildor and Robert Wilds

Joanne Lee and Des Chew

Elaine Reynolds and Ronald Zisman

Lance Williams

Pixie C. Riddle

Michele McKenzie

Robar Industries Ltd.

Nancy McKinstry

Sandy Robertson

Caroline McMahon

Judi Robson

Women’s Financial Learning Centre

K. Allison MacDonald

Cynthia and Michael Roney

Jane M. Wong

JoAn and Michel Maurer

Tracy Wong and Brendan Rush

Helen Morres

Doreen and Jack Braverman

Mary Macdonald

John Rose

Christine Brophy

Elaine Grenon

Elizabeth Roy

Terri-Lynn Brown

Deryl and Stephanie Griffith

Betty Ann and Keith MacInnes

Georgina Brunette

Lori and Robert Gritten

Cicely Bryce

Lucie Guindon

Sherry Brydson

Braden Haggerty

Gillian Buergin

Harbour West Consulting

Kathy Butler and David Ferguson

Dana Lee Harris

Donna Wilson Donna J. Wilson

Heidi Worthington

Martin MacLachlan Sally MacLean

Gail Ruddy

Joo Young Seo

Daisy Mak

Jessie Rupp

Lindsay Yuasa

Janice Mallison

Michelle Rupp

The Zitting Family

Tim and Shirley Manning

Caroline Sanche

22 Anonymous Donors

Marnie Marley Sarah Marsh

Vancouver Grant from SAP Canada Fund at the Toronto Foundation

Jan Marston

Bobbi Sarai Tanguay

Andrea Martiniuk

Jacqueline Saw

Lisa Martz

Aly Saxe

Margaret Mason

Cynnamon Schreinert

Jeff Meerman

Elizabeth and George Scott

Victoria and John Mendes

Thelma Sharp Cook

Dayna Holland

Mary Lou Miles

Rosemary and Les Shaw

Kimberley Horrocks and Rahul Khosla

Cyndi Millar

Helen Sheridan

Norman and Sandra Miller

Leslie and Mark Shuparski

Arthur Mills

SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts

Canreal Management Corporation

Teresa Heung

Senator Pat Carney

Joan Hiele

Kathy Carpenter

Andrew Hiscox

Cheryl Carter

Melinda Hockley

Wilkins Chan

Roxanne Hoffman and Brian Lysens

Wendy Chu and Frederick Lau

Adriana Wills

Benée Rubin Design Corporation

Irene Hensel

Employees of Coast Capital Savings

Ann Howe

Lisa Coltart

Tamara Hung

Cossette Communications Inc.

Marietta Hurst

In honour of Kathleen Alsop Janet Allwork

Margaret J. Livingstone

Cynthia Richards

Justine Greene

Craig Hathaway


Bev Lindsey

Mary McDougall

Daphne Bramham

Liz Chaston

Jocelyn Willis

Hugh and Judy Lindsay

Gail McBride

Barbara Grantham and Andrew Wilkinson

Sharon Butler

Dale Tsuruda

Dawn Petten

Bruna Giacomazzi

Trevor Bock

Jennifer Traub

Natasha Krotez

Nadja Gehriger

Leslie and Peter Blake

Marion Pearson and Jim Orr Fund

Jane Thorne

Twist Fashions Inc.

Joanne Gassman

Carole Birks

Anne Pearson

Brian and Theresa Pearson

Lori Lothian and Tom Bradley

Virginia Bird

Dale and Joan Parker

Marg Van Wielingen

Gisèle Yasmeen

YWCA Legacy Circle PLANNED GIFTS Judith Adelman

Mary McDougall Christy McLeod Laurie McLeod Mary Macdonald

Wanda and Tony Morris Sheila Moynihan June Murdoch Herma Neyndorff Jan Noppe Pamela Oram Tracey Osborne Helen Oster Janet Pattinson Anne Pearson Lindsay Perceval

Sheila Allen

Marilyn and Jack Pomfret

Kathleen Alsop

Carla Poppen

Janet Austin

Betti Port

Diane Baker

Pearl Roberts

Sheila Begg

Judy Rogers

Alise Benner

Jessie Rupp

Suzanne Bolton and Jefferson Mooney

Michelle Rupp

Diane Alsop Kathleen Alsop Michael Behrisch Lois and William Brymer Marian Beth Dodds First Church of Christ Scientist West Vancouver Lyndsey Forsberg Gulzar Jamal Rita Morin and Brian Follett Anonymous In honour of Khashayar Arianpour CIBC In honour of Mary Auger Bravo Alpha Enterprises Ltd. In honour of Amanda Blair Brenda Anne Blair In honour of Suzanne Bolton and Jefferson Mooney Tracy Wong and Brendan Rush In honour of May Brown Nancy McKinstry In honour of Taylor Dayson Shirley Barnett In honour of Carolyn Edy Gillian and Russell Smith

Camille Mitchell

Elizabeth Sinnott

Anne Boyle

Jill Schroder and Michael Raynolds

Yvonne Mitchell

Karin and Stan Smith

May Brown

Christine E. Smith

In Stitch Us

Sheona and Kendra MitchellFoster

Robin Smith

Elizabeth J. (Betty) Burrell

Philippa Smith

Credit Canada Debt Solutions Inc.

Deborah Money

Aletha Buschman

Patty Montpellier

Eileen Cambon

Shushma Datt

Margot Jagger

Marian Snowball

Alaina Soucie and Ryan Degrazio

In honour of Ann Fung

Paul and Theresa Iverson

Stacy and Douglas Smith

Shakti Jang

Ann Mortifee

Elaine Campbell

In honour of Melanie Fung

Heather De Forest and Jeremy Gruman

Soroptimist International of the TriCities

Sandra Stevenson

Debbie Jay

Alessandra Morzan and Anthony Maretic

Nicole Stefenelli

Margaret Cowan

Nancy Dekanich Destination BC Cameron Dillon Louise Donovan Fiona Douglas-Crampton

Susan Hutchison

Sharon Jeroski Marni Johnson Eleni Kassaris Jeanne Keith-Ferris and Don Ferris Cory Kent

Mr. Lube Foundation June Murdoch Tazeem Nathoo Maharun Neesa Herma Neyndorff

Celia Campos

Anne Stewart Donna Stewart

Joan Stewart

Barb Cassack and Jack Stevens

Barbara Stobie

Pamela Chambers

Geraldine Stringer

Jon and Kathy Stoessl

Diana and Bruce Chan

Arden Sutherland

Sunblest Commodities Inc.

Dr. Hilda Ching

Sherry Tryssenaar

Marcella Szel

Barbara Coles

Lynne Tyler

Eileen Stewart

In honour of Diane Forsythe-Abbott Shirley Barnett Ratana Stephens Lorna Sent

Nancy McKinstry In honour of Laurie Gontes Anonymous In honour of Mary Hannah Karen Shi

In honour of Melinda Hockley Hilary Meredith and Michael Heeney In honour of Jennifer Leask James Leask In honour of Marnie Marley Go Networking Women’s Association Mary C. Jordan Family In honour of the Miller Family Pamela and Cecil McCullough In honour of Amanda Munro

In memory of Dorothy MacKinnon June Murdoch In memory of Otello Nocente Daniel and Pauline Nocente In memory of Genevieve Pardy Cathy Alpaugh In memory of Avanell Tuttle June Murdoch

Endowments Rina Maria Bidin Fund

The Daryl Bramall (Crabtree Corner) Endowment Fund Julia Nyberg and Alexander for Women and Children Moss Living in Poverty In honour of Maxine May Brown Leadership McClung Pearson Endowment for Young Women Anne Pearson In honour of Ron Roesch Anonymous In honour of Heidi Rolston Lisa Schwenk In honour of Kim van der Woerd Anonymous In honour of Lisa Vogt Women’s Executive Network In memory of Helen Dusting Rosemary Callaway Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) Dorothy Cooke Jeanette and Wilson Lee Tom Lindsay Nancy and James Lyman Cindy and Laurence McPherson Valerie and Mark Munroe Deborah Power Sue Ridout

Ralph and Grace Fisher Endowment for Crabtree Corner Jean Giles Memorial Endowment for Women and Children Living in Poverty The Charles and Adeliene Hill Endowment Fund Dan Hill Memorial Fund for Women and Children Living in Poverty Mary C. Jordan Endowment for Economic Independence for Women Fund North Growth Foundation Endowment Fund

Valerie Embree

James Chinlund

Darcy Everett

Rose Beatty

Perla Chira

Mary Falconer

Nicole Beaudoin-Toporowski and John Toporowski

Matthew Choi

Urs Fellmann

Patricia Chong

Betty-Anne Fenwick

Jean Chose

David Ferguson

Wing Len Chu

Lawrie Ferguson

Denise Clark

Honoree Findlay

Tracy Clark

Diane Finegood

Michael Clarke

Debra Finlay

Kirby Clarkson

Elizabeth Fleming

Ardelle Cliff

Janet Flowers

Travis Clyne

Peter and Gillian Fograscher

Robert Code

Lee Ford-Jones

Marcy Cohen

Casey Forrest

Clara Coles

Elizabeth Fraser

Gai Coutts

Elyse Freeborn and Israel Mandujano

Morena Beaulieu Sheila Begg Egon Beiler Terry Lynn Beitz Brenda Bennett Jason Bennett Liz Bennett Brenda Berck Darcy Bergsma Vivian Bevis Michelle Bicego G. Anne Bishop Ingrid Bjerkelund Joan Black Susan Blackwood Randy Bock John Boddie Susan and Steve Borthwick Ingrid Bos Christine Boulton Jim Bovard Eleanor Boyle Marion Boyle Tannis Braithwaite Dana Brand Mona L. Brash

Named Funds

Janet Bristeir

The Catherine Boivie Child Care While You Learn Fund

Fiona Brodie

Kitty Heller Independence Fund Kay Nineties Fund for Single Mothers’ Support Services Marnie Marley FASD Fund

Carrie-Lynn Brown Elizabeth Brown Diana Brucculieri Mary and Vaughan Bruneau Marie-Luise Brunnhofer

Susan Todd In memory of Ruth Embree

Gillian Beattie

YWCA Friendship Circle

Karen Buhler and David Rosenberg

Sutinder Hundal and Gurdev Dosanjh

Tara Lett and Michael Watkins

Sandra Hunt-Chomyn

Queenie Leung

Beatrice Hunter

Christine Lim

Jane Hutton

Miu Fong (Jannique) Lim

Tien Huynh

Charles Lin

Martin Hyatt

Barbara Lockyer

Patrice Impey

Julie Loi

Karey Irwin

Benita Loughlin

Alexandra Istchenko

Angela Louie

Helen Jackson

Ray Lowe

Lynda Jackson

Yori Lue-Kim

Susan Jackson

Gordon and Marigold Lyall

S & J Jacob

Geoff Lyster

Roumina Jamal

Rita McAllen

Laura Jamieson

Marcela McBurney

Lynne Jamieson

Catherine McCreary

Liisa Galea

Kathleen Jarvis

Joyce and Thomas McCusker

Kelly Gares

C. Jellinck and G. Exel

Vickie and Neil McDonnell

Joy Gaze

Denise Johnson

Mary and Paul McGivern

Sean George

Gladys and Allan Johnston

Michelle and Chris McIntosh

Colette Gerber

Rachel Jonat

Michael McKnight

Betsy Gibbons

Ethel Jones

Ann McLean

Harpreet Gill

Nina Jones

Heather McLean

Bruce Gilmour

Raj Kapoor

Hilda McLennan

Jennifer Cutbill

Chan Hon Goh and Chun Che

Shelley and Larry Kean

Greg McMillan

Barbara Dale

Ida Goodreau

Paul Keelan

Margaret McNeil

Phyllis Daly

Carol Gordon

Louise Kelaher

Mary Ellen and Katie Maasik

Mary Daniel

Ryan Gouldin

Adrian Keough

Ben Macfadyen

Dr. Michael Davidson

Aileen Green

Kelly Khakh

Carole MacFarlane

Lynne De Cew

Kathy Greenberg

Judith King

Sarah MacKinnon

Caroline de Vos

Marion Greene

Patricia Kirkham

Jana and Bill Maclagan

John and Gayla DeHart

Eoin Griffin

Karin Kirkpatrick

Cindy MacMillan

Sim Derera

Dominique Gross

Mary Ann Kmetic

Kendall MacMillan

Beljit Dhillon

Lorraine Grout

Betty Ann Knickerbocker

Joan MacNab

Isabelle Diamond

The Honourable Mr. Justice Joel R. Groves

Andrea Knoll

Sandra Maduke

Susan and Lyall Knott

Steve Mah

Caleb and Kobe Haddon

Linda Knox

Wendy Mah

Kathy and Stanley Hamilton

Joslin Kobylka

Dhruv Mallick

Helen Hansen

Marilyn and Robert Krell

Dave Mander

Jennifer Hansen

Kacey Krenn

Kathy and Kevin Manning

Cassandra Hanson and Greg Cassap

Xenia and Stuart Kritsos

Jessie Marches

Donna Harco

Moyna Krusell and Richard Bennett

Christine Marks

Mary Harder

Leora Kuttner

Allison Harper

Wendy Lachance

David Harvey

Miyako Laidlaw

Sue Hawk

Jean Lamontagne

Gloria Hayter

Virginia Irene Langdon

Julia Hedley

Megan Lau

Ross Hedley

Jessica Lawn

Cynthia Henkel

Bob Lawrence

Reva Henslowe

Kathy Leavens and Peter Noble

Anne Cowan Valerie Cowx Carol Craig Andrew Creighton Catherine and Bob Crockett Duane Cromwell Carolyn Cross Cassidy Crowe Annette Cusworth

Lawrence Diamond Margaret Dickson

Zdenka Buric

Mary Patricia Doherty

Gary Burke

Ana Domingos

Michael Burtch

Cleto and Elaine Dos Remedios

Lu Clark

INDIVIDUAL GIFTS ($100-499) Please see Tributes section for donors of gifts made in honour or in memory. Daniela Abredrabbo

Sheila Colwill

Chris Adams

Stephanie Cadieux

Andre Deepwell

Robert and Shelly Adderley

Lynn Callow

Nancy Dekanich

Armin Amrolia

Beverly Campbell

Cecile Anctil

Elaine Campbell

Evelyn Anderson

Irene Campbell

Alannah Hardy

Barbara and Patrick Andrew

Richard Campbell

Dana Lee Harris

Marilyn and Frank Anfield

Adrian Camposilvan

Huckleberry Mines Ltd.

Louis Archambeault

Candy Caple

Imperial Metals Corporation

Valerie Arlette

Diana Carter

Mary Armstrong

Scott Chambliss

Marina Arnaud

Amy Chan

Tracey Arnish

Andrea Chan

Fred Punko

Fran and Dave Ashdown

Connie Chan

Pat Sam

Susan Bailey

Rowena Chan

Irene Toy

Alan Ballard

Sing Chan

Julie and Frank Barker

Will Chan

Marvin and Cheryl Bartell

Sharon Chan-Knight

Shelley Engman and Keith Bennett

Brenda Barton

Judy Chapman

Wendy Epp

Francie Howard

John Baxter

Jane Cherry

Maret Erickson

Lynn Howard

Dr. Susan Baxter

Maria Cheung

Jodi Evans

Ivy Hubbard

Jacquie Bayley

Carol Chiang

Holly Evelle

Jean Hubbard

In memory of Kelly Findlay Earl Brown Chubb Insurance

N. Murray Edwards FM Global Elizabeth and Ken Garrett

Valerie and Daryl Johannesen Brian Kynoch Janet McLean

In memory of Jean Giles Joanne Gum Linda Loo Pat Sam In memory of Kathy Johns B. Joan Mann Donna J. Wilson

James Burton Keith Burton

Sharon Dos Remedios Warren Downs Patricia Drugge Mark Dube Sara Dubois-Phillips Dylan and Daria Dueck James Dungate Jacqueline Dupuis Gayle Duteil Irene Dyer Cheryl Eckert Lisa Eckmyn Nicole Eich Anne and Mark Ellenberger Rosalie Elliott Roxy Engle Evangeline Englezos

Judi Hess and Michael Joy Barbara Hestrin Shannon Hoesing Andrew Hoffman Jennifer Holland Christopher Hopton Carlene Hornby-Allen Judith Horne

Jan Marston Brent Martin Michelle and Alvin Martin Shane Martin Lori Mathison Sharon Matthews Alden and James May MJ Medenwaldt Elizabeth J. Meekison James Mennie

Amy Lee

Carmen Merkel

Susan Lee

Richard M. Merkel

David Leeson

Catherine Mezei

Nicole Legault

Joan Michalson

Phil Legree

Lynn Middleton

Catherine Leighton

Alastair Miller

Peter Leitch

Janet Miller and Salvador Ferreras

Malvene Lemerick Silvano Lenarduzzi Paul Leong

Prashila and Virenda Mishra Marnie Mitchell

Winnie Leong

Emily Molnar and Con Verburg

Patrick Lermitte

Peter Molnar

Jennifer Monner

Elise and Richard Rees

Spothelfer Family

Vivian and Thomas Walker

Pippa Morgan

Dr. Catherine Reilkoff

Marylee Stephenson

Tania Walsh

Canadian Health Food Association

The Two/Ten Foundation of Canada

Canucks Sports & Entertainment

Helen Morres

Nikki Rekman

Diana Stewart

Joanne Walton

Canreal Management Corporation

Rowena Veylan’s Birthday Celebration

Coast Capital Savings

Gail Mountain

Salima Remtulla

Jean Stewart

Paul Watkinson

Cause We Care Foundation


Kimberley and Peter Muise

Constance Reynolds

Rosemary Stiell

Nicola Webb

Chernoff Family Foundation

Jodi Murphy

Caitlin Roberts

Mary Bills Stimpson

Brad Weldon

Cineplex Entertainment

Wellness for Entrepreneurs Event

Maureen Murphy

Linda Roberts

Angela Stogre

Anita Welke

CityReach Care Society

Monica Murray

Marlene Rockliff

Oscar Stone

Clearly’s Change the View

Lois Nahirney

Billie Joe Rogers

Mary Stott

Judy Wellington and Don Wadella

Malinee Narang

Paula Rogers

Skye Stuart

Vanessa Wellington-Clark and John Clark

Jennifer Natland

Heidi Rolston

Nancy Stuart-Stubbs

Theresa and Garry Weltzin

Roberta Neault

Joseph Rosen

Diane Sullivan

Dr. Gail R. Dodek Wenner

Gail Newell

Marilyn Ross

Margaret Sutcliffe

Cheryl Westgard

Antonia and Jack Newton

Trina and Stuart Rowles

Gwyn Symmons

Terry A. Wilkinson

Marilyn Nicholson

Jacqueline Roy

Susan Szczawinska

Linda Williams

Vanessa Noga

John Rudd

Nick Szucs

Marc Williams

Dr. Douglas and Marion Oldenburg

Lisa Rupert

Danielle Tadman

Debbie Wilson

Gladstone Secondary School Hope Club

Lorelei Russell

Elizabeth Wreford Tait

Julia Witte

IT IQ Recruiters

Gerald Russin

Morgan Tanner

Todd Wohler

Bassim Saade

Roger Taplin and Nicole Mordant

David Wong

I Am A Girl Documentary Screening

Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

I Do Care Designs

Port Metro Vancouver

Ivanhoe Cambridge

SAP Canada Inc.

Kaboom Hair Company

Shannon Susko

Kids Books

TD Bank Group Vancouver Airport Authority

Mary O’Neill Alison Orr Cynthia Orr Glenda and Bruno Ouellette

Shigeo Saimoto

Emily Wong

Crofton House School Destination BC Office Fundraiser Robert and Gwen Ellis Extreme Budget Challenge 2015 Diane Forsythe-Abbott Luncheon Freshpoint

Weyerhaeuser Diaper Donation

2015 Women of Distinction Awards Presenting Sponsor Scotiabank Legacy Sponsors BC Housing

Robert Terry

Eddie Wood

Marianne Pearson

Michael and Meredith Schaab

Daniel Tetrault

Randy Wood

Lush Handmade Cosmetics Inc.

George and Penny Pedersen

Megan Schild

Peter Thesiger

Robyn Woodward

Marpole Ladies Curling Club

Tribute Sponsors ACL Services Ltd.

Jill Pennefather

James Schmidt

Michael Thompson

Ben Wright



Janet Phelps

Rita Schnarr

Sally Thorne

Jenny Xenos

Tanya Phelps

Suzanne Schulz

Shayna Thow

Kaylan Yerex

Amanda Munro’s dinner at Crabtree Corner

Patron Sponsors As You Like It Media

Angela Pilarinos

Noha Sedky

Genevieve Pinto

Danielle Segal

Michelle Pockey and Mike Mammone

Rikki Senghera

Marilyn and Jack Pomfret Louisa Poskitt Deborah Power Todd and Valerie Prodanuk Lori Pshebniski Louise and Robert Quart Lana Quinn Nainjeet Kaur Rai-Dayal Marion Ralston Nancy Ranger Maryann Rankin Barinder Rasode Arthur Ray Tammy Rea Joan Redfern Miriam Redford

Joseph Shaw Madeleine Shaw

Claire and Jeremy Sicherman

Sarah Sjovold Amanda Skoll Frances Sloan Sainas Heather Smith Cynthia Soboren Rosalie Soregaroli

Carolyn Tuckwell

Danny Hon Ming Yu

Anna Tudela

Susan and Jonathan Yurkovich

Louise Valgardson

Marc Sibson

Heather Singh

Betty Yu

Jo-Ann Turner

Graham Sibley

Nathalie Sinclair

Scott Trotter

Becky Turner

Bob Shoker

Krista Simon

Catherine and Bruce Young

Alex and Jennifer Tunner

Joan Sheehan

Debbie Side

Feneda Yeung

Jessica Todd

Susan Vander Flier Lauren Vandergronden Suzara Viray Tamara Vrooman Bev Wake Julie Walchli J. Kristina Walcott Marsha Walden Ahmad Wali

17 Anonymous Donors

3rd-Party Events & In-Kind Donors AG Hair

BC Nurses’ Union

Genevieve Pinto’s family Christmas donation

Clark’s Audio Visual Services Ltd.

Protonics Cleaning Solutions

Hemlock Printers

Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Christmas Breakfast

Imagine That Events

Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Vancity Community Partners Deloitte

Ames Tile & Stone

Sea Glass Wealth Advisory Group

BC Hydro Christmas Party

Sedin Family Foundation

Morneau Shepell

Baby’s Best Designs

The Shoebox Project



Superior Tofu Ltd.


Jeff Swartz Agency Ltd.

Distinguished Partners BC Construction Association

Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation of Canada

TD Canada Trust, Cloverdale Crossing

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

TELUS CANstruction Event

Bridge Communications CIBC

Elizabeth Walker Florence H. Walker


Twist Fashions

Yasmin and Azad Shamji Shaw Teck

Global BC Print Sponsor Business in Vancouver Social Media Sponsor Miss604.com In Kind Donors Andy Chu, Arc2 Intertainment Jennifer Cameron, Voice Actor Park’N Fly Trinity Media Productions WestJet

McMillan LLP

Jazmin Sasky’s Art Show

TELUS Community Ambassadors – Christmas Party

Dr. Shig Saimoto

Jelly Marketing

Sandman Hotels, Inns & Suites

BuildDirect Rooftop Garden Party

RAMMP Hospitality Brands Inc.

Media Sponsors CKNW AM 980

Anton Scamvougeras

Stephanie Tissot

Newstrike Capital Inc.

Westminster Savings

Tony Wong

Nanaimo2Vancouver Paddle 2015

Mercury, Launch & Tug


Allan Templeton

Lola Pawer

Korn Ferry

Finning International Inc.

Jenny Sandy

Russell Paterson


Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall

Dawn Sandberg

Gloria Wong

Fulmer Capital Partners Inc.


BC Hydro

Debra Tarigan and Stephen Gowan

Harry Partridge

Copperleaf Technologies

Great Little Box Co.

Cassels Brock Lawyers

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