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 […]

Dan’s Legacy’s Annual General Meeting 2022

Dan’s Legacy’s virtual AGM is coming up on Wednesday, June 15 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm and all members are invited to attend. To join or renew your membership, please click here. Members vote to appoint Directors to the Board for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. Call for Nominations We’re looking to fill 3 vacant […]

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 […]

Mental Awareness Fundraiser for Dan’s Legacy – THE NEGATIVE CREEPS Concert

On May 14th, The Negative Creeps performed in support of Dan’s Legacy with funds raised to support “East Van Dan’s”, the charity’s drop-in workshop program in the Downtown Eastside and East Vancouver. This fundraiser event had THE NEGATIVE CREEPS perform at The Red Room in Vancouver, BC promoting mental health awareness with the music of […]

Chefs in the House presented by Foundry Kitchens

  We had so much fun at our Chefs in the House virtual fundraiser presented by Foundry Commercial Kitchens! The evening was made possible thanks to our generous sponsors, volunteers, and everyone who purchased a ticket and tuned in from home to cook along with us. You helped us raise much needed funds towards Dan’s Legacy’s trauma informed counselling programs […]

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 […]