GVHBA Charitable Partners
The GVHBA leadership and members believe strongly in outreach activities that assist charitable and community-based organizations. To date, the association has ongoing supportive relationships with:
BCIT School of Construction and the Environment
BCIT’s School of Construction and the Environment offers a wide range of programs related to the natural environment, the built environment and the relationship between them. Our students are provided with the knowledge and skills required to address the issues of today and the future in Engineering, Applied and Natural Sciences, Trades and Apprenticeship and more.
We offer various credentials including certificates, diplomas, and bachelor's and master's degrees that lead to successful careers as skilled tradespersons, technicians, technologists, professional engineers, and managers.
BCIT officially opened its doors on October 5, 1964. To celebrate our milestone 50th anniversary, join us at our upcoming events: http://commons.bcit.ca/50/
NightShift Street Ministries
At NightShift, we reach out to vulnerable men and women in our neighbourhood who often don’t have a place to call “home”. To some degree, each of us knows someone who is troubled by poverty, addictions, mental illness or even homelessness. Not everyone affected by poverty ends up on the streets, but the in-between stage of couch surfing with friends, or staying the night at a public shelter, is often just a stepping stone to street life.
Our trained volunteers offer hot meals, clean clothing, basic nursing and counselling. We welcome support from the business community to help us build relationships and provide the community so many yearn for.
The Home Builders’ Care program, launched in partnership with the GVHBA, is an initiative to bring together socially responsible businesses like yours.
The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau
The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau (LMCB) was established in 1930 to coordinate Christmas Services, our role has never really changed just the size and complexity, in our ever evolving role we directly support a number of local Christmas Bureaus and agencies with new toys for children, new and gently used clothing for the family.
In our Vancouver Role we provide over a 1000 families with Direct assistance including a food gift card, new toys, clothing and gently used jackets. Our entire Clothing program has grown as the GVHBA Coats for Kids, program has expanded from a few bags of clothing to thousands of items.
To read our policy regarding the selection of charitable partners, click here.