Congratulations to our 5 winning charities. From one not-for-profit to another, together we are improving health and wellbeing in British Columbia.
West Kootenay Community TEETH Clinic Society
$50,000 Grand Prize Winner
$10,000 Charlford House Society for Women
$5,000 Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC
$5,000 Canim Lake Band Wellness Centre
The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC (Crisis Centre) is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization committed to helping people help themselves and others deal with crisis. As a safe place to turn when there seems to be no hope, the Crisis Centre is operated by 450+ frontline volunteers and a small team of professional staff who support and empower individuals to see their own strengths and options, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In 2014, the Crisis Centre impacted more than 127,000 lives across BC.
The People of the Canim Lake Band, or the Tsq'escenemc as they are known in their native language, Secwepemcstin or Shuswap language, are members of the Shuswap Nation. One of the many ways, the Canim Lake Band community ensures the social and holistic well-being of its members is by encouraging and supporting the pursuit of culturally relevant, active, and healthy lifestyles. They offer community services through their Wellness Program and White Feather Centre, which are great resources for the overall well-being and health of their community members.
Streetohome is dedicated to finding solutions for homelessness in Vancouver. Their role is to work with the community to increase permanent, supportive housing and create social change that will help prevent homelessness and improve quality of life. They provide funding support to organizations that build and operate housing programs.
Based in Burnaby, Charlford House is a not-for-profit residence. They provide a supportive recovery home for women who are ready to move on from their substance addiction. Their well trained staff have all had a personal experience with addiction but are now clean, sober and able to help others on their path to recovery.
The West Kootenay Community TEETH Clinic Society believes all people deserve access to dental care. Based in Nelson, BC, this not-for-profit clinic, offers high quality dental care for West Kootenay Boundary low income community members, including children, their families and seniors.