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New Board of Directors 2021-2022

JUNE 17, 2021 Delta, BC – On Wednesday, June 16 Dan’s Legacy Foundation began its fiscal year with a new Board of Directors acclaimed at its virtual Annual General Meeting. The nine Directors are: Peter Buxton, Q.C. (President), Baltej Singh Dhillon (Vice-President), Roberta McArthur (Treasurer), Darin Froese (Secretary), Wayne Cousins (Director), Kyle Demes (Director), Shannon […]

True Extent of Damage to Indigenous People in Canada Lies Beyond Unmarked Graves in Kamloops

June 11, 2021 – The tragedy of bodies in unmarked graves found at the Kamloops residential school is only the tip of the iceberg in this ongoing saga of cultural genocide. Soon more will be discovered at other residential schools across Canada. As a therapist with forty-five years’ experience, I have worked with numerous residential […]

Co-operators Community Funds provides $20,000 for “Intro to Cook” Job-skills Training Program

May 29, 2021 – Youth with barriers to job-skills training opportunities will be able to find work in the food service and hospitality industries in Metro Vancouver through Dan’s Legacy Foundation’s “Intro to Cook” program, funded in part by a $20,000 grant from Co-operators Community Funds. The free work-skills program based in New Westminster provides […]

Expanding Emergency Counselling Services in Lower Mainland Hospitals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2021 Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions VANCOUVER – Youth and young adults in the Lower Mainland will benefit now and in the future as Dan’s Legacy Foundation expands its free mental health and substance use outreach at Surrey Memorial, Royal Columbian, Burnaby General and BC Children’s hospitals. The expansion, […]

Recruiting New Directors for 2021-2022

Dan’s Legacy’s is looking to fill four (4) vacant seats on our Board of Directors and we’re wondering if you might be interested? Our Annual General Meeting takes place virtually by Zoom on Wednesday, June 16th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, when we will present the Annual Report and hold elections to our Board. All Members […]

National Volunteer Week 2021

April 18 – 24, 2021 is National Volunteer Week and we at Dan’s Legacy would like to take this opportunity to celebrate and recognize all our volunteers who generously share their time and talents with us and contribute so much to our organization every day. Thank you – for all that you do! Dan’s Legacy […]

We’re Hiring!

Dan’s Legacy has an opening for one (1) trauma-informed and culturally sensitive therapist to work with youth at risk, ages 15 to 25 years old, in Metro Vancouver. Some family counselling expected. The position includes extensive outreach involving personal visits with the clients; having access to a dependable vehicle is an asset. The position starts […]

SurreyCares Funds Social Worker to Dan’s Legacy’s Team

February 2, 2021 SurreyCares Community Foundation has supplied a $12,845 Emergency Community Support Fund grant to Dan’s Legacy, which is being used to add a Social Worker to the team. This investment will help meet the increased demand for mental health support for youth at risk. The COVID-19 pandemic affected many social workers’ ability to […]

Citta Activewear Supports Dan’s Legacy with Month-Long Promotion

JANUARY 15, 2021 Citta, a women’s lifestyle athletic wear company, is supporting the Dan’s Legacy Foundation during a month-long promotion from January 15th to February 15th. For each pair of tights sold, Citta will donate another pair of tights to the charity’s Fitness program for youth at risk. “Citta wanted to find a way to […]

this thing we do called dan’s legacy

Why do we do this? Because these kids, with leather and tattoos, pink and green hair and black painted nails, who sneer whenever an adult comes around, are just kids. Young people who grew up in stable families are ready to engage in the world when they take their first steps at independence, but youth […]