SFU JDC West builds partnerships with five other charities every year. For our 2020 term we have partnered with charity’s supporting different causes from across the Lower Mainland.
The organizations are as follows:
Covenant House Vancouver’s purpose is to serve all youth, with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help youth experiencing homelessness, and to protect and safeguard all youth in need. Covenant House immediately meets the basic needs of youth experiencing homelessness through a nourishing meal, a shower, clean clothes, medical attention, and a safe place to sleep. Covenant House provides a safe haven from the hardships of homelessness. We recognize the fundamental worth of every human being and create a safe setting where all youth – regardless of life experience or identity – are served without judgement.
Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society is committed to improving and saving lives. That’s why they are always looking for new ways to prevent cancer, find it early and treat it more successfully. It’s why they’re always ready to give people with cancer the help and support they need to lead more fulfilling lives.
They set themselves apart from other cancer charities by taking a comprehensive approach against cancer. They are also the only national charity that supports all Canadians living with all cancers across the country.
Terry Fox Foundation
For over 30 years The Terry Fox Foundation has worked to achieve Terry’s vision – a world without cancer. Their researchers, our staff and our thousands of volunteers are determined to reach that goal. They strive daily to uphold Terry’s ideals and values in everything we do – and we always will.
Every year Terry Fox Runs are held in over 9000 communities across Canada with the goal of raising funds for cancer research. They work directly with The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI – the research arm of the Terry Fox Foundation) striving for the best outcomes for cancer patients.
Ronald McDonald House
When a child is seriously ill, the specialization required for their major medical procedure may only be available far from home. Treatment for illnesses such as leukaemia, brain tumours or cystic fibrosis requires lengthy out-of-town hospitalization.
RMH BC & Yukon provides accommodation for these families, so they can be close to their seriously ill children undergoing treatment. The House is a place of comfort, healing, and a home away from home for kids and families from all across BC and Yukon—like Prince George, Kamloops, Whitehorse and Victoria. But the cost to accommodate over 2000 families per year is expensive and isn’t possible without the generosity of people like you.
Union Gospel Mission
In a world that’s broken by poverty and addiction, UGM is determined to offer restoration to those in need. They do this by coming alongside men, women, and children to provide a hand up towards hope and recovery. UGM is determined to restore the God-given dignity of people by sharing and demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ. Accountable to God and everyone they encounter, UGM believes trust is earned by engaging in honest, transparent and ethical practices. With a humble heart, UGM is committed to building healthy connections that foster changed lives and respectful, welcoming communities.