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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 »

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 »


LDS'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 »

The Treehouse

The Treehouse Child and Youth Advocacy Centre became an SVP Investee in October 2021. They help children and youth who have experienced abuse get back to feeling like kids again. 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 »

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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.

Athletics for Kids

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

Burnaby MoreSports

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


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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 Asante Centre

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

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: 

Adoptive Families Association of B.C., Atira Women’s Resources, BC Aboriginal Child Care Society, Brittania Community Services Centre, Canadian Mental Health, Chrysalis Society, Can You Dig It, Children of the Street 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, Mealshare, National Trust Sports Fund, Odd Squad Productions, Network of Inner City Community Services Society (NICCSS), PEERS, PoCoMo Youth Services Society, Potluck Café Society, Quest Outreach Society, Saint James Music Academy, SafeOnline Education Society, Social Diversity for Children Foundation, Sole Food Street Farms, Stölo Heritage, The F.O.R.C.E., Tradeworks Training, United We Can, Vancouver Women’s Health Collective, Women’s Recovery Support Project, Yo Bro | Yo Girl Youth Initiative.