KPU Psychiatric Nursing Students Create Project Proposal for Dan’s Legacy Triage

Kwantlen Polytechnic University psychiatric nursing students Umika Vassa and Thanatchaya Tumphet approached Dan’s Legacy for their research project with the aim to differentiate the risk levels of clients at Dan’s Legacy in order to triage the youth for counselling services based on needs. The project goals included: To research the partner sites that have referred … Read more

National Volunteer Week 2023 – Salvatore & Lorrie Story

April 16 to April 22 is National Volunteer Week in Canada and this year’s focus is “Volunteering Weaves Us Together”. At Dan’s Legacy, we can’t think of a more appropriate theme that truly reflects how we feel about our volunteers as well as defines the impact they have on our cause. The COVID-19 pandemic separated us … Read more

Dan’s Legacy to Benefit from $1.7M Grant to New Westminster through “Building Safer Communities Fund”

On Friday, February 24, MP Parm Bains (Steveston-Richmond East) announced a grant of up to $1.7M to the City of New Westminster through Public Safety Canada’s “Building Safer Communities” fund, designed to prevent gun and gang violence. Dan’s Legacy has been contracted to provide trauma informed counselling and work experience opportunities through its new “Dan’s … Read more

Dan’s Legacy A Year in Review 2022

2022 was a transformational year for Dan’s Legacy, and we captured the highlights in this “Year in Review” video that premiered at our 9th Annual Chefs’ Charity Dinner presented by BCGEU on November 5. Our thanks to our staff, volunteers and other supporters for their outstanding work and for making a difference in the lives … Read more

Dan’s Legacy’s 9th Annual Chefs’ Charity Dinner Raises Over $32,000 for Youth At-Risk in Vancouver

Delta, BC – On Saturday, November 5, 120 guests turned out in support of the 9th Annual Chefs’ Charity Dinner presented by BCGEU held at the Shaughnessy Restaurant at VanDusen Garden and raised $32,729 for Dan’s Legacy. The funds will go towards the charity’s trauma-informed counselling and life-skills programs for youth at risk. Celebrity TV … Read more

More mental-health, substance-use supports for youth in Greater Vancouver

More mental-health, substance-use supports for youth in Greater Vancouver News Release Vancouver Saturday, November 5, 2022 9:00 AM  Continued investment from the Province will help young people throughout Metro Vancouver access more free mental-health and substance-use supports. The Government of B.C. has invested $1.73 million in Dan’s Legacy Foundation to support 15 health-care and other … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more