Category: Media

Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation Supports Dan’s Legacy Foundation with a $5,000 Grant

November 19, 2019 NEW WESTMINSTER, BC – Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation recently provided a grant of $5,000 to the Dan’s Legacy Foundation in support of the charity’s outreach programs for queer youth in Metro Vancouver. The funds will go towards the development of a convention for Trans, Two-Spirit, Non-Binary and inter-sex youth in January, […]

6th Annual Chefs’ Charity Dinner Gala Raises Over $42,000

On Saturday, November 2, 120 guests turned out in support of the 6th Annual Chefs’ Charity Dinner held in the atrium of Surrey City Hall and raised $42,755 for Dan’s Legacy. The funds will go towards the charity’s trauma-informed counselling and life-skills programs for at-risk youth. CBC Radio Host Angela Sterritt returned for the second […]

Bell Let’s Talk Provides $20,000 Grant to Aunt Leah’s Place & Dan’s Legacy

NEW WESTMINSTER, October 24, 2019 – Aunt Leah’s Place is pleased to announce it has received a $20,000 grant from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund to expand the capacity of its free clinical counselling program operated in partnership with Dan’s Legacy Foundation. The Link: Mental Health Supports for Youth from Care program provides free […]

Kitchen Table Restaurants “International Pasta Day” Fundraiser for Dan’s Legacy October 17, 2019

On October 17, four beloved dining destinations in the Kitchen Table Restaurants family will mark International Pasta Day and give back to the community by offering an exclusive pasta feature at Vancouver’s Pourhouse, Ask For Luigi and Ristorante Di Beppe and North Vancouver’s newly opened Farina a Legna on Thursday. The chefs at each restaurant […]

The Chefs’ Challenge is On at Dan’s Legacy’s 6th Annual Chefs’ Charity Dinner Fundraiser

October 4, 2019  New Westminster, BC – The challenge is on once again at the Dan’s Legacy 6th Annual Chefs’ Charity Dinner on November 2nd in Surrey, as the entire menu will be created using surplus food. Funds raised at the gala go towards Dan’s Legacy’s therapeutic counselling and life-skills programs for youth battling trauma-based […]

Dan’s Legacy Foundation wins $10,500 Donation from 100WomenVan

September 16, 2019 100 Women Who Care Vancouver (aka 100WomenVan) members were encouraged by the grassroots work Dan’s Legacy Foundation does in our community to help at-risk youth and chose them to receive a $10,500 donation at tonight’s meeting at Steamworks Brew Pub in Gastown. Barbara Coates, Executive Director of Dan’s Legacy Foundation shared how […]

Dan’s Legacy Receives $20,000 Grant from CMA Foundation for East Van Dan’s

CMA Foundation announces recipients of this year’s Healthy Canadians Grants TORONTO, Aug. 11, 2019 The CMA Foundation (CMAF) is thrilled to announce the 15 recipients of the 2019 Healthy Canadians Grants program. Launched in 2018, the Healthy Canadians Grants program supports community-run initiatives that improve the quality of life for patients and vulnerable populations living […]

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Provides $46,800 in Funding to Dan’s Legacy

June 21, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW WESTMINSTER, BC – Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada, a national organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth in the child welfare system, recently provided the Dan’s Legacy Foundation with a two-year grant totalling $46,800. The funds will support Dan’s Legacy’s therapeutic counselling for at-risk youth […]

Heritage Woods Students Donate $5,000 to Dan’s Legacy

Four grade 10 students from Heritage Woods Secondary School in Port Moody recently participated in a Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) program, won the competition, and donated their $5,000 prize to us at Dan’s Legacy. The funds will go towards our therapeutic counselling and life-skills intervention programs for at-risk youth. Pictured in the photo are teacher […]

Misunderstanding the Relationship between Opioids, Addiction and Trauma

Re: There are Safer Alternatives to Opioids after Wisdom-Teeth Removal Amy Ma and Dr. Susan Sutherland assert that evidence indicates a short prescription for opioids poses a risk of ongoing opioid use to our teens. In my opinion, based on 40+ years of working with at-risk youth, the real risk is not recognizing trauma as […]