Category: Media

Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) at Princess Margaret Secondary School

(Photo: Arsala, Aamna, Noordeep, Executive Director Barb, and Marketing and Communications Manager Linda) Dan’s Legacy was honoured recently at Princess Margaret Secondary School in Surrey by a group of Grade 10 students involved in the Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) program who invited us to attend the final competition and presentations. Arsala, Aamna, and Noordeep chose […]

Dan’s Legacy Announcing Four New Board Members for 2022-2022

The Dan’s Legacy Annual General Meeting was held electronically on June 15, 2022, and we were thrilled to welcome four new Directors who have a keen interest in youth mental health. Our full complement of 10 Directors include: Peter Buxon, Q.C. (Chair), Baltej Singh Dhillon (Vice-Chair), Roberta McArthur (Treasurer), Darin Froese (Secretary), Wayne Cousins, Kelso […]

Child & Youth Mental Health and Substance Use (CYMHSU) Conference

On Friday, May 13, 2022, Dan’s Legacy had the opportunity to bring our Program Director, Tom Littlewood to speak at the 7th Annual CYMHSU Conference in Vancouver. The audience was comprised of family physicians, specialists, pediatricians, representatives from the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, as […]

Celebrating Our Volunteers April 24-30 2022

April 24 – 30, 2022 is National Volunteer Week and we would like to take this opportunity to share our gratitude and respect for all our incredible volunteers and shine a spotlight on those making an impact through their volunteer efforts at Dan’s Legacy. Like Lorrie Williams, long-time volunteer dishwasher at Dan’s Legacy’s Sunday Haven […]

Changing lives: Dan’s Legacy Empowers Youth to Take Charge of Their Recovery

March 09, 2022   With private and corporate support, including a donation of $58K from TELUS Friendly Future Foundation, the B.C.-based non-profit has been able to weather a pandemic-related surge in demand for critical programming and timely treatment for young people in crisis.“Dan’s Legacy helped me get my life back,” says Sierra Van Straaten, pictured […]

West Point Grey Academy Students Donate $1,000 to Dan’s Legacy

March 1, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE At-risk youth with mental health and addictions issues now have easier access to counselling thanks to a donation of $1,000 from four West Point Grey Academy students in Vancouver. The grade 10 students participated in the school’s Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) project, won the competition, and donated the prize […]

Dave Charleson Salmon Workshop

December 8, 2021 Students in our “Intro to Cook” training program now know how to prepare a salmon for baking, smoking and drying thanks to a workshop presented by Dave Charleson, a fisher from the Hesquiaht First Nation. Dave explained the cultural significance of the salmon to his Hesquiaht people and also spoke about indigenous […]

Giving Tuesday November 30, 2021

There’s no better way to celebrate the season than by helping those who need it most. This Giving Tuesday, donate to Dan’s Legacy to help provide youth at risk with free counselling and life-skills support services. Youth like “Tanya”, a 21-year-old Indigenous young woman who is dealing with severe anxiety and depression and relying on […]

Erin Cebula Celebrity Guest Host of “Chefs in the House”

September 21, 2021 Dan’s Legacy is pleased to announce that well-known Vancouver celebrity Erin Cebula will host its “Chefs in the House presented by Pacific Restaurant Supply” virtual fundraiser this fall. Home gourmet chefs are invited to tune in from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, October 20, October 27 and November 3 and learn from the pros […]