Celebrating Social Work Month: Empowering Social Workers at Dan’s Legacy

March is a month filled with appreciation and recognition for the invaluable contributions of social workers worldwide. At Dan’s Legacy, this celebration takes on a special meaning as we honour the dedicated professionals who play a vital role in empowering individuals and communities. This year’s theme, “Empowering Social Workers,” resonates deeply with our mission and … Read more

Chef Andrew George: A Culinary Champion for Dan’s Legacy on Global News – This is BC

We are thrilled to spotlight our Director, Chef Andrew George, whose unwavering support and dedication to Dan’s Legacy has made a profound impact on our mission. He was recently featured on a segment of “This is BC” by producer Jay Durant of GlobalBC. A long-time advocate for our cause, Chef Andrew George has generously donated … Read more

Dan’s Legacy Receives $20,000 Community Board Grant from TELUS Friendly Future Foundation: The funds will provide paid work experiences to at-risk youth

December 21, 2023 At-risk youth in Metro Vancouver have a greater chance of finding employment through paid work experience opportunities, thanks to a $20,000 Community Board grant from TELUS Friendly Future Foundation and the TELUS Vancouver and Coastal Community Board to Dan’s Legacy. The funding will go towards providing paid work experiences to 16 at-risk … Read more

Unveiling Dan’s Diner: A Social Culinary Revolution in New Westminster

In an exciting collaboration, Dan’s Legacy and the City of New Westminster proudly announce a transformative social enterprise – Dan’s Diner – which launched on November 15, 2023. Our innovative initiative not only empowers at-risk youth with valuable skills for success but also provides the local community with access to affordable and nutritious meals. Dan’s … Read more

Dan’s Legacy 10th Annual Chefs’ Charity Dinner in Fort Langley Raises Over $68,000 for At-Risk Youth

November 8, 2023 On Thursday, November 2, 108 guests turned out in support of the 10th Annual Chefs’ Charity Dinner at the Fort Langley Community Hall and raised just over $68,000 for Dan’s Legacy. The funds will go towards the charity’s no-barrier trauma-informed counselling and wrap-around programs for youth affected by mental health and addictions … Read more

Announcing Our New Board Members for 2023-2024

On Wednesday, June 14, we held our virtual Annual General Meeting and are pleased to announce our new Board of Directors for the 2023-2024 fiscal year: President Kelso Kennedy Past President Peter Buxton Vice President Kristy Hayter Treasurer Jackie Marchand Director Stephanie Smith Director Wayne Cousins Director Tara Sudbury Director Chef Andrew George Director Mark … Read more

Celebrating Pride Month 2023

June is Pride Month and at Dan’s Legacy, we celebrate diversity, inclusion and love every day of the year! Approximately 30% of our clients identify with the LGBTQ2S+ community and we’re seeing more and more trans youth clients in our programs in the past couple of years. Some of the ways we’ve provided specialized programming … Read more

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2023

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day and at Dan’s Legacy this is a day to celebrate with our Indigenous friends and family but also a day to pause for reflection. Photo Credit: Kent Danielson Approximately 40% of our youth clients are Indigenous, and many have grown up in foster care with non-Indigenous families, completely disconnected … Read more

Celebrating Earth Month at Dan’s Legacy

April is Earth Month and Dan’s Legacy is committed to environmental sustainability, as is seen through our surplus food collection program that diverts thousands of kilos of edible food away from local landfills. We have been collecting recovered food for years, and repurpose it into healthy meals and fully stocked grocery hampers for our youth … Read more

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