Founded in 1989, the Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA) delivers free, experiential nature programs in urban spaces for young people ages 5-25 living in Metro Vancouver, with a focus on those experiencing marginalization. Their mission is to connect young people with nature, community, and skills to benefit their lives and steward the environment.
EYA’s five core programs create continuous opportunities for young people from elementary to post-secondary, and function as a leadership continuum for participants.
EYA is looking for non-financial support from SVP Partners in the areas of fund development, communications, technology, board development, human resources, financial management, and impact evaluation.
SVP grant commitment: $65,000 in 2018 which includes generous co-funding from the BPS Wealth Management Group at CIBC Wood Gundy (represented by SVP Partners Geoff Bertram, Tom Porteous and Eric Southam) in the amount of $19,500.
Executive Director: Emily Keller
SVP Lead Partners: Barb Berg and Dan Bowditch