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SVP Vancouver is currently working with an amazing group of worthy non-profits serving children and youth in Metro Vancouver:


ArtStarts in Schools is a charitable organization that works to expand the role of art in education to activate learning and nurture creativity in British Columbia's young people. Read More »


Founded in 2012, BabyGoRound Helping Families Society (“BabyGoRound”) helps Greater Vancouver families in need to [...] Read More »

Backpack Buddies

Children who count on school breakfast and lunch programs during the school week often go home to bare cupboards and empty fridges on the weekend so Backpack Buddies bridges this weekend hunger gap. Read More »

Blind Beginnings

Blind Beginnings works to empower children and youth who are blind to live independent, self-sufficient, and fulfilling lives by providing experiential learning, counselling and peer support through every stage of a child’s life. Read More »

Burnaby MoreSports

Burnaby MoreSports offers free after-school sports programs in high-need schools in Burnaby. Read More »

Down Syndrome Resource Foundation

The Down Syndrome Research Foundation (DSRF) offers a wide range of effective educational programs for individuals with Down syndrome. Read More »

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. Read More »


Kinbrace is BC’s longest-serving housing provider for people seeking refugee protection in Canada. Read More »

Learning Disabilities Society

Learning Disabilities Society's mission is to empower every child and youth in Greater Vancouver with a learning disability to achieve life-long success and happiness. Read More »

PEDAL Society

For nearly 25 years PEDAL has operated a successful bike shop and social enterprise, supporting youth by offering mechanical repair training, access to bicycles and the skills to ride safely and to navigate, wherever they might live. Read More »

The Asante Centre

The Asante Centre is committed to healthy brain development and the potential of people with brain-based diversity. Read More »


UMOJA works to empower immigrants and refugees to successfully integrate into an inclusive Canadian society by helping them to build confidence and abilities in literacy, social and life skills, and healthy development. Read More »

Urban Horse Project

Urban Horse Project empowers at-risk youth in Metro Vancouver by providing innovative, experiential equine assisted learning programs. Horses are the teachers in this objectives-driven, life-skills training program that builds confidence, communication and leadership skills for at-risk youth in Metro Vancouver. Read More »

Writers’ Exchange

The Writers’ Exchange makes literacy exciting and accessible for inner-city kids through free mentoring and creative writing projects. Read More »

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SVP Vancouver is honoured to have worked with more than 63 local non-profits, investing over $6 million dollars in grants, plus countless hours of volunteer time and professional expertise since 2001.

Adoptive Families Association of B.C.

Adoptive Families Association of B.C. has been providing education, service and support to BC families, children, youth and professionals connected to adoption and government care for over 30 years. Read More »

Athletics for Kids

Athletics for Kids aims to support children who cannot participate in sports or recreational activities due to financial barriers. Read More »

Can You Dig It

Can You Dig It tackles the challenge of social isolation for individuals living with developmental disabilities through gardening. Read More »

Children of the Street Society

Founded in 1995, Children of the Street Society is a provincial society and federal charity dedicated to preventing the sexual exploitation and human trafficking of children and youth in British Columbia. Read More »

Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society

Fresh Roots builds food literacy for youth through field trips, workshops, volunteering, and their summer internship program. Read More »

Growing Chefs!

Growing Chefs! gets kids excited about good, healthy food by bringing local chefs into elementary school classrooms. Read More »


KidSafe provides nurturing safe havens for vulnerable inner-city children when schools are traditionally closed. Read More »


Mealshare is a non-profit on a mission to end youth hunger. They use a buy-one, give-one model that takes place in [...] Read More »


Mom2Mom improves the lives of children in poverty by supporting their moms. Mom2Mom’s unique, community-centred model supports low-income moms to move from surviving to thriving. Read More »

Network of Inner City Community Services Society (NICCSS)

The Network of Inner City Community Services Society (NICCSS) was founded in 1995. The organization identifies and fills gaps in social service programs. They currently serve 1,500 youth, children, families and seniors. Read More »

ONE TO ONE Literacy Society

ONE TO ONE Literacy Society provides literacy tutoring for elementary students in schools across Vancouver and North Vancouver. Read More »

Power To Be

Power To Be offers inclusive adventure-based recreation activities for people living with a barrier or disability through their Adaptive Recreation and Wilderness School. Read More »

Red Fox Healthy Living Society

Red Fox promotes physical literacy to Aboriginal and inner-city children and instills employment skills in Aboriginal youth. Read More »

SafeOnline Education Society

SafeOnline educates children and youth on the safe and responsible use of all forms of digital communications and social media. Read More »

Saint James Music Academy

SJMA provides free high-quality music education to children and youth in the Downtown Eastside through their academic and outreach programs. Read More »

Social Diversity for Children Foundation

Social Diversity for Children provides quality education and learning programs to empower children with disabilities, serving to lower the stigma about disabilities by engaging students in a community of support at the peer-to-peer level. Read More »

Sole Food Street Farms

Sole Food transforms vacant urban land in Vancouver into street farms that grow artisan quality fruits and vegetables, while employing unemployed and hard-to-employ individuals from the DTES. Read More »

Take a Hike Foundation

Take a Hike Foundation re-engages vulnerable youth in high school, helps them overcome their barriers to success, [...] Read More »

The F.O.R.C.E.

F.O.R.C.E. (Families Organized for Recognition and Care Equality) promotes child and youth mental health and provides families with information and skills on how to manage their child’s worries and anxiety. Read More »

Yo Bro Youth Initiative

Yo Bro Youth Initiative delivers unique resiliency-based programs to youth in the Lower Mainland at risk of becoming involved in gangs or drugs. Read More »

Zero Ceiling Society of Canada

Zero Ceiling Society of Canada provides at-risk and homeless youth from Vancouver and the Sea to Sky Corridor an opportunity to experience mountain life through adventure based learning programs. Read More »

In addition to the non-profits profiled above, SVP Vancouver has provided financial and non-financial assistance to a range of non-profits providing programs and services to vulnerable populations including: 

Atira Women’s Resources, BC Aboriginal Child Care Society, Brittania Community Services Centre, Canadian Mental Health, Chrysalis Society, Coast Foundation, Coast Landscaping, Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention, Developmental Disabilities Association, Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, Dress for Success, EMBERS, Family Services of Greater Vancouver, Fast Track to Employment, Just Beginnings Florist, Kettle Friendship Society, National Trust Sports Fund, Odd Squad Productions, PEERS, PoCoMo Youth Services Society, Potluck Café Society, Quest Outreach Society, Stölo Heritage, Tradeworks Training, United We Can, Vancouver Women’s Health Collective, Women’s Recovery Support Project.