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Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Cheralyn Chok is levelling the playing field for youth in finance and innovation
Nick Rockel

Life Story: Cheralyn Chok credits a community-oriented upbringing for her decision to work in social impact. Volunteering with her family, plus the values instilled in her at home and at school, “made me want to do something good,” recalls the daughter...

Apr 29, 2022
Local donation platform Charitable Impact racks up $1 billion in contributions
Rushmila Rahman

Despite a reputation for being generous, Canadians reached a monumental low when it came to charitable donations in 2021, according to this report. However, as of April 2022, that trend seems to be reversing, if Charitable Impact is any indication.

Apr 22, 2022
This mobile store is handing out essential supplies in the DTES (for free)
Alyssa Hirose

“There should not have to be a service like this, but it is so desperately needed,” says Charlie Hannah of Distro Disco. After years of working in and around the DTES, Hannah began holding supply drives for unhoused communities formed during...

Apr 21, 2022
This local footwear brand is blending shoes to build playgrounds
Rushmila Rahman

We recycle glass, we recycle plastic, we even recycle clothes—but have you ever wondered where your shoes end up after you’re done with them? If local footwear company Native Shoes had its way, they’d all be turned into playgrounds. The brand, which...

Apr 21, 2022
Opinion: 7 lessons from a nonprofit’s mission to embed equity
Paromita Naidu

“We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” –John Dewey BC Women’s Health Foundation (BCWHF) is a medium-sized philanthropic organization dedicated to advancing the full spectrum of women’s health. We help ensure that women have equitable access to...

Mar 23, 2022
With help from some friends, Ronald McDonald House gets a refresh
Rushmila Rahman

Having a sick child is something that nobody wants to experience, and being away from them while they’re in the hospital is even worse. To help keep everyone together, Vancouver’s Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon (RMH BC) offers accommodation to families...

Mar 22, 2022
This nonprofit alliance is donating $14.5 million to the BC Parks Foundation
Rushmila Rahman

Montreal-based Age of Union—a nonprofit founded by tech entrepreneur and environmentalist Dax Dasilva—has committed $14.5 million to the BC Parks Foundation. “I’ve been connected to the cause of protecting nature and protecting species from my teenage days in B.C.,” Dasilva tells BCBusiness. Growing...

Mar 18, 2022
The 2022 Business of Good Awards
Nick Rockel

Just like anywhere else, B.C. faces its share of challenges, but this province is also in a good place. We know you’ll agree when you meet the contenders for our third annual Business of Good Awards, which celebrate local organizations...

Mar 18, 2022
The 2022 Business of Good Awards: One to Watch
Nick Rockel

Siblings Brandon and Kaleena Morrison started United & Free in 2016, with the goal of creating skin and haircare products that were vegan, cruelty-free, inclusive and effective. Then they took a closer look at waste in the beauty industry, which...

Mar 18, 2022
The 2022 Business of Good Awards: Workplace Wellness
Nick Rockel

Community Savings Credit Union has no doubt about its social purpose. “We exist to unite working people to build a just world,” says Kirsten I’Anson, VP people and culture with the Surrey-based financial institution, which has longstanding ties to the...

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