Tag: mental health

Co-operators Community Funds provides $20,000 for “Intro to Cook” Job-skills Training Program

May 29, 2021 – Youth with barriers to job-skills training opportunities will be able to find work in the food service and hospitality industries in Metro Vancouver through Dan’s Legacy Foundation’s “Intro to Cook” program, funded in part by a $20,000 grant from Co-operators Community Funds. The free work-skills program based in New Westminster provides […]

Expanding Emergency Counselling Services in Lower Mainland Hospitals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2021 Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions VANCOUVER – Youth and young adults in the Lower Mainland will benefit now and in the future as Dan’s Legacy Foundation expands its free mental health and substance use outreach at Surrey Memorial, Royal Columbian, Burnaby General and BC Children’s hospitals. The expansion, […]

We’re Hiring!

Dan’s Legacy has an opening for one (1) trauma-informed and culturally sensitive therapist to work with youth at risk, ages 15 to 25 years old, in Metro Vancouver. Some family counselling expected. The position includes extensive outreach involving personal visits with the clients; having access to a dependable vehicle is an asset. The position starts […]

SurreyCares Funds Social Worker to Dan’s Legacy’s Team

February 2, 2021 SurreyCares Community Foundation has supplied a $12,845 Emergency Community Support Fund grant to Dan’s Legacy, which is being used to add a Social Worker to the team. This investment will help meet the increased demand for mental health support for youth at risk. The COVID-19 pandemic affected many social workers’ ability to […]

Citta Activewear Supports Dan’s Legacy with Month-Long Promotion

JANUARY 15, 2021 Citta, a women’s lifestyle athletic wear company, is supporting the Dan’s Legacy Foundation during a month-long promotion from January 15th to February 15th. For each pair of tights sold, Citta will donate another pair of tights to the charity’s Fitness program for youth at risk. “Citta wanted to find a way to […]

this thing we do called dan’s legacy

Why do we do this? Because these kids, with leather and tattoos, pink and green hair and black painted nails, who sneer whenever an adult comes around, are just kids. Young people who grew up in stable families are ready to engage in the world when they take their first steps at independence, but youth […]

Giving Tuesday December 1st, 2020

“The only time you should look down on someone is when you’re helping them get back up.” Destiny Newton said this last year at our gala, and explained how Dan’s Legacy gave her a new start in life with shelter, food, clothing, support and counselling. Raised in a family of addicts, Destiny says she struggled […]

SurreyCares Community Foundation grants $75,000 to Dan’s Legacy

SurreyCares Community Foundation grants $75,000 to Dan’s Legacy to support COVID-19 Mental Health Counselling for At-risk Youth July 10, 2020 SurreyCares Community Foundation today announced that it will provide $75,000 to Dan’s Legacy to support the addition of a trauma-informed therapist to its team in order to meet the increased demand for mental health support […]

TELUS Friendly Future Foundation Provides $18,000 Grant to Dan’s Legacy

MAY 12, 2020 The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation recently provided a grant of $18,000 to Dan’s Legacy to support the charity’s response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. The funds will go towards Dan’s Legacy’s trauma and culturally informed counselling programs for at-risk youth in Metro Vancouver. “The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation has been a […]

Dan’s Legacy and Laid-off Chefs Create Meals from Surplus Food to Feed Those In Need

March 22, 2020 A group of philanthropically minded local chefs, most of whom have been temporarily laid off due to COVID-19 restaurant closures, are working with Dan’s Legacy to transform surplus food into delicious soups and meals for those in need in the community. Chefs TJ Conwi and Bruce Nollert from Ono Vancouver, Chef Warren […]