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CSRBC Cocker Spaniel Rescue

Design for Development Society
1424 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia

The Design For Development Society (DFD) is a Vancouver-based, registered Canadian charity dedicated to using design as a problem-solving tool to address issues in poverty-stricken areas of the world. DFD aims to reduce poverty and increase community self-reliance through demonstrated and advocated use of the design process.

Keywords: Poverty · International

Volunteer Profile of Design for Development Society


CSRBC Cocker Spaniel Rescue

Developing World Connections Society
141 Victoria St, Suite 220, Kamloops, British Columbia

Developing World Connections provides International Volunteer Experiences to people of all ages and backgrounds. We connect volunteers to communities in developing nations to work on sustainable projects that better the lives of some of the world's most impoverished people.

Keywords: Poverty · International

Volunteer Profile of Developing World Connections Society


CSRBC Cocker Spaniel Rescue

Developmental Disabilities Association
3851 Shell Road, Suite 100, Richmond, British Columbia

The Developmental Disabilities Association is a community living agency that provides over 50 community-based programs and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families in Vancouver and Richmond.

Keywords: Disabled · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of Developmental Disabilities Association


CSRBC Cocker Spaniel Rescue

Disabled Sailing Association of British Columbia
3077 Granville Street, Suite 207, Vancouver, British Columbia

Sailing for people with significant physical disabilities got its start in Canada in 1989, when Sam Sullivan used a British-made Sunbird dinghy to launch the first few sails at the Jericho Sailing Centre on English Bay.

Keywords: Sports and Recreation · Disabled

Volunteer Profile of Disabled Sailing Association of British Columbia


CSRBC Cocker Spaniel Rescue

Discovery Coast Greenways Land Trust
991 Alder Street, Suite 208, Campbell River, British Columbia

Greenways Land Trust is a registered charity and conservation organization that works to enhance recreational and ecological greenways for people and wildlife.

Keywords: Environment

Volunteer Profile of Discovery Coast Greenways Land Trust


CSRBC Cocker Spaniel Rescue

District 69 Society of Organized Services
245 West Hirst Avenue, Parksville, British Columbia

Since 1968, SOS has responded to the needs of individuals and families in District 69. SOS provides services that are accessible and non-judgmental and works with the community to aid, contribute and promote solutions that benefit individuals and families in our community.

Keywords: Family Services · Community Services

Volunteer Profile of District 69 Society of Organized Services


CSRBC Cocker Spaniel Rescue

District of Mission Arts Council
33529 1st Ave, Mission, British Columbia

The Mission Arts Council is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and the creative vitality of the people of Mission by nurturing awareness of, involvement in, and commitment to Arts and Culture since 1972.

Keywords: Arts and Culture · Art Councils

Volunteer Profile of District of Mission Arts Council


CSRBC Cocker Spaniel Rescue

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
1107- 7330 - 137th Street, Surrey, British Columbia

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society (DIVERSEcity) is a registered not for profit agency offering a wide range of services and programs to the culturally diverse communities of the lower mainland.

DIVERSEcity was established in 1978 (under its founding name of SURREY DELTA IMMIGRANT SERVICES SOCIETY (SDISS)) and has over three decades of service to the community.

DIVERSEcity prides itself on its well-founded expertise in assisting immigrants and new Canadians in their integration into their new community.

Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees · Family Services · Employment and Careers · Education and Literacy

Volunteer Profile of DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society


CSRBC Cocker Spaniel Rescue

Douglas Park Community Centre Association
801 West 22nd Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver boasts world-class parks, from the 404 hectares (1,000 acres) of prime downtown land that forms Stanley Park, to the many smaller parks that host recreational facilities, community centres, and amenities such as off-leash dog areas and skate parks. Vancouver has close to 300 City-run parks, beaches, and gardens.

Keywords: Family Services · Community Services

Volunteer Profile of Douglas Park Community Centre Association


Down Syndrome Research Foundation

Down Syndrome Research Foundation
1409 Sperling Ave, Burnaby, British Columbia

Our mission is to empower individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential throughout life by pioneering and providing educational programs and services, grounded in foundational research.

Keywords: Health and Medicine · Disorders

Volunteer Profile of Down Syndrome Research Foundation


DOXA Documentary Film Festival

DOXA Documentary Film Festival
#5 - 1726 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia

DOXA is presented by The Documentary Media Society, a Vancouver based non-profit, charitable society (incorporated in 1998) devoted to presenting independent and innovative documentaries to Vancouver audiences.

The society exists to educate the public about documentary film as an art form through DOXA Documentary Film Festival, a curated and juried festival comprised of public screenings, panel discussions, public forums and educational programs.

Keywords: Film · Festival · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of DOXA Documentary Film Festival


DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
1110 Comox Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support innovative health care at the Dr. Peter Centre in Metro Vancouver. The Dr. Peter Centre is British Columbia's only HIV/AIDS Day Health Program and 24-hour nursing care Residence.

Keywords: Health and Medicine · AIDS

Volunteer Profile of Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation


DOXA Documentary Film Festival

E L I C English Language Institute Inchina Society
1029 Ridgeway Ave, Coquitlam, British Columbia

Since 1981 we have been placing passionately committed people in teaching roles across Asia, who primarily serve through the medium of English instruction. We accomplish this through recruiting, training and sending men and women from the USA, Canada and other countries, to meet the ever-growing demand for quality English education in Asia.

Keywords: International · Education and Literacy

Volunteer Profile of E L I C English Language Institute Inchina Society


DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Earthlife Canada Foundation
Queen Charlotte City, British Columbia

The purpose of the Gowgaia Institute is to promote sustainability, which means a lasting and diversified economy, prosperous communities, and a healthy, productive environment. It also means that whatever we enjoy on the Islands today should be here in equal measure, and equal value, for the generations that come after ours.

Keywords: Environment

Volunteer Profile of Earthlife Canada Foundation


DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Earthsave Canada
2150 Maple St., Vancouver, British Columbia

Earthsave Canada is a registered Canadian non-profit, educational organization promoting awareness of the environmental, ethical and health consequences of our food choices. We advocate the move towards a more whole foods, plant-based diet for environmental sustainability, better health, and compassion toward all animals.

Keywords: Environment

Volunteer Profile of Earthsave Canada


DOXA Documentary Film Festival

East Side Family Place Society
1655 William St., Vancouver, British Columbia

Eastside Family Place is a provincially-certified family resource program offering early-years parenting and family support programs and services. Our Drop-In Centre features age-appropriate toys and activities for preschool children, ages newborn to early six years, and a variety of resources for parents and caregivers.

Keywords: Family Support · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of East Side Family Place Society


DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Ecole Dorothy Lynas School Parent Advisory Council
4000 Inlet Crescent, North Vancouver, British Columbia

Ecole Dorothy Lynas Elementary is a vibrant dual track, English and French Immersion School in the Seycove Family of Schools.

The mission of the Dorothy Lynas School community is to actively promote and foster the growth of each child toward becoming a happy, responsible and contributing member of our school and community.

Keywords: Education and Literacy · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of Ecole Dorothy Lynas School Parent Advisory Council


DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Education Without Borders Foundation
2786 West 16th Ave, Suite 104, Vancouver, British Columbia

Education without Borders (EwB) is a Canadian non-profit foundation created in 2002. EwB's mandate is to foster educational opportunities and provide educational facilities in disadvantaged regions of the world. Currently, EwB's efforts are focused on Fezeka Secondary , St Francis Adult School and the surrounding community in the township of Gugulethu, South Africa.

Keywords: International · Education and Literacy

Volunteer Profile of Education Without Borders Foundation


DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Electric Company Theatre Society
1885 Venables St, Vancouver, British Columbia

Electric Company is dedicated to the creation of original works of theatre and the theatrical adaptation of existing texts with an emphasis on physical and visual imagery. We strive to produce theatre that is life affirming, inspiring and provocative. Our work transports audiences to the frontiers of art, knowledge and human experience. We believe in theatre that is accessible financially and thematically. Our projects cross artistic disciplines and integrate new media. We wish to challenge the conventions of theatre while preserving a strong sense of story.

Keywords: Theatre · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Electric Company Theatre Society


DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver
402 E. Columbia Street, New Westminster, British Columbia

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver is a charitable organization that provides support services to some of society's most vulnerable populations - women, girls and children at risk of involvement, involved in or affected by the justice system. Our more than two dozen programs work to break the cycle of poverty, addiction, mental illness, homelessness and crime.

Keywords: Women · Crisis Support

Volunteer Profile of Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver


DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Elk Valley Hospice
1501 5th Ave, Fernie, British Columbia

We believe in living until you die. We believe in dying with dignity. Elk Valley Hospice is dedicated to supporting our community.

Keywords: Hospice and Palliative Care · Health and Medicine

Volunteer Profile of Elk Valley Hospice


DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Emerald Pig Theatrical Society
12046 234th St, Maple Ridge, British Columbia

Founded by John Stuart and Sharon Malone in the spring of 2001, EMERALD PIG is an anagram of our community's name, MAPLE RIDGE. It's a little bit rural, a little bit whimsical and a lot of fun!

Keywords: Theatre · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Emerald Pig Theatrical Society


DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Enderby and District Museum Society
901 George St., Highway 97A, Enderby, British Columbia

The idea of a community museum was initiated by four grade 10 students at the Enderby Junior Secondary School, who began working on plans for a museum in the autumn of 1972. In the summer of 1973 the students were awarded an Opportunities for Youth grant and given a room in the school basement for storage; they began collecting and cataloguing donations, interviewing oldtimers, and building display cases.

The Enderby and District Community Museum Society was registered with the province on September 5, 1973. The society began making plans to build a museum complex-a pioneer log village-and city council promised land on the north side of the Barnes Park playground to the society.

Keywords: Museums and Archives · History · Arts and Culture

Volunteer Profile of Enderby and District Museum Society


DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Enoch Youth Outreach Society
4611 No. 6 Road, Unit 160, Richmond, British Columbia

Established in 1995, the mission of Enoch Youth Outreach Society is to nurture Chinese-Canadian youth to become leaders of our multicultural community and churches by enabling them to exercise their gifts and faith.

Keywords: Leadership · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of Enoch Youth Outreach Society


Environmental Youth Alliance

Environmental Youth Alliance
119 West Pender St., Suite 517, Vancouver, British Columbia

The Environmental Youth Alliance, is a youth driven non-profit organization dedicated to the health of our urban environment, our planet & the wellbeing of its people.

Keywords: Environment · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of Environmental Youth Alliance


Environmental Youth Alliance

Envirothon BC
87 E. Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

Envirothon is an environmental education program that strives to help secondary students go from environmental awareness to active stewardship. The program is administered by Envirothon BC, a registered charitable organization dedicated to helping BC's high school students develop the knowledge, skills and experience needed to actively participate as stewards of our natural resources.

Keywords: Environment

Volunteer Profile of Envirothon BC


EPIC Sustainable Living Festival

EPIC Sustainable Living Festival
999 Canada Place, Suite 578, Vancouver, British Columbia

EPIC: The Sustainable Living Festival is a two day event taking place at the iconic VanDusen Botanical Garden on the weekend of July 6 & 7, 2013.

Keywords: Festival · Environment

Volunteer Profile of EPIC Sustainable Living Festival


Errington Therapeutic Riding Association

Errington Therapeutic Riding Association
7581 Harby Rd West, Lantzville, British Columbia

We provide therapeutic riding lessons for the mentally and physically disabled.

Keywords: Sports and Recreation · Disabled · Animals

Volunteer Profile of Errington Therapeutic Riding Association


Errington Therapeutic Riding Association

Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre
Military Family Resource Ctr, Victoria, British Columbia

In 1991, the Department of National Defence officially recognized the important contributions military families make to the Canadian Forces. It established the Military Family Support Program, and authorized the creation of Military Family Resource Centres at each Canadian Forces installation. Today, the Esquimalt MFRC is one of 43 MFRCs located in Canada and abroad. Like all MFRCs, we are a community-based organization with the sole responsibility of addressing the needs of the military family.

Keywords: Military · Family Support

Volunteer Profile of Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre


Errington Therapeutic Riding Association

F C S Food on the Corner Society
5170 Wallace Ave., Delta, British Columbia

The wishes, desires and purpose of the Society are to feed the hungry and the homeless, and by doing so we want to glorify God by making a contribution toward helping to fulfill the Great Commission in Vancouver. We are a multi-denominational Christian organization who demonstrate, in a practical way, the feeding of His sheep, both physically and spiritually.

Keywords: Hunger

Volunteer Profile of F C S Food on the Corner Society


Errington Therapeutic Riding Association

F.E.R.: Friends of Ecological Reserves Society
Victoria, British Columbia

The Friends of Ecological Reserves (FER) is a volunteer based, not-for-profit charitable organization. We promote the interests of the ecological reserves program in British Columbia, Canada, by raising public awareness of the ecological reserve program and by raising funds that are used to: Support researchers in and around ecological reserves. Support wardens and the warden function within ecological reserves. Prepare and circulate a regular newsletter. Educate the public regarding the important features of ecological reserves, including plant and animal conservation, within BC.

Keywords: Environment

Volunteer Profile of F.E.R.: Friends of Ecological Reserves Society


Errington Therapeutic Riding Association

Fair Haven United Church Homes
Branch: Vancouver Office
2720 East 48th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia

The Fair Haven United Church Homes is a non-profit organization which was founded over 60 years ago to provide low-cost housing for seniors.

Today, Fair Haven provides residential care and affordable housing to more than 350 seniors in Burnaby and Vancouver. Fair Haven, a faith-based organization, is recognized as a leader in residential care and services for seniors.

Keywords: Seniors · Religion · Housing

Volunteer Profile of Fair Haven United Church Homes


Errington Therapeutic Riding Association

Fair Haven United Church Homes
Branch: Burnaby Office
7557 Sussex Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia

The Fair Haven United Church Homes is a non-profit organization which was founded over 60 years ago to provide low-cost housing for seniors.

Today, Fair Haven provides residential care and affordable housing to more than 350 seniors in Burnaby and Vancouver. Fair Haven, a faith-based organization, is recognized as a leader in residential care and services for seniors.

Keywords: Seniors · Religion · Housing

Volunteer Profile of Fair Haven United Church Homes


Errington Therapeutic Riding Association

Fairfield Community Association of Victoria
1330 Fairfield Rd, Victoria, British Columbia

The Fairfield Community Association was established September 17, 1975 by volunteer residents to enhance the quality of life in Fairfield, and is still governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The population of Fairfield currently stands at over 17,000. There are over 1200 elementary students in the neighbourhood. A middle school straddles the border between Fairfield/Rockland and Fernwood.

Keywords: Family Services · Community Services

Volunteer Profile of Fairfield Community Association of Victoria


Errington Therapeutic Riding Association

Family Services of Greater Vancouver
1616 West 7th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia

We work to inspire and support those in our community who need help to reach their full potential: children are nurtured, youth find optimism, adults feel empowered, and parents make choices that build strong families.

Keywords: Family Services · Community Services

Volunteer Profile of Family Services of Greater Vancouver


Errington Therapeutic Riding Association

Family Services of the North Shore
255 West 1st Street, Suite 101, North Vancouver, British Columbia

Family Services of the North Shore is an accredited not-for-profit community-based agency that offers education, support and counselling services. We also lead the provincial work in eating disorders prevention. We have been caring for the community for over 60 years.

Keywords: Family Services · Community Services

Volunteer Profile of Family Services of the North Shore


Errington Therapeutic Riding Association

FarmFolkCityFolk Society
1937 2nd Ave West, Vancouver, British Columbia

FarmFolk CityFolk is a not for profit society that works to cultivate a local, sustainable food system. Our projects provide access to & protection of foodlands; support local growers and producers; and engage communities in the celebration of local food.

Keywords: Environment

Volunteer Profile of FarmFolkCityFolk Society


Errington Therapeutic Riding Association

Federation of Aboriginal Foster Parents
3455 Kaslo, Vancouver, British Columbia

British Columbia's Federation of Aboriginal Foster Parents was formed to meet the unique needs of caregivers of Aboriginal children, and the needs of communities for targeted development, recruitment, and training of Aboriginal foster families.

Keywords: First Nation and Aboriginal Peoples · Children and Youth · Adoption

Volunteer Profile of Federation of Aboriginal Foster Parents


Errington Therapeutic Riding Association

Federation of Canadian Artists
1241 Cartwright St, Vancouver, British Columbia

The mission of the FCA is to advance the knowledge and appreciation of art and culture to all Canadians, offering education, exhibition and communication in the Visual Arts, and to support and promote emerging to professional member artists.

Keywords: Arts and Culture · Art Councils

Volunteer Profile of Federation of Canadian Artists


Errington Therapeutic Riding Association

Federation of Mountain Clubs of British Columbia
130 West Broadway Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

The Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC (FMCBC) is a democratic, grassroots organization dedicated to protecting and maintaining access to quality non-motorized backcountry recreation in British Columbia's mountains and wilderness areas. As our name indicates we are a federation of outdoor clubs with a membership of over 5000 people from 34 clubs across BC.

Keywords: Sports and Recreation

Volunteer Profile of Federation of Mountain Clubs of British Columbia


Fernie and District Arts Council

Fernie and District Arts Council
601 - 1st Avenue, Fernie, British Columbia

The Arts Station - the home of Fernie & District Arts Council - is the hub of Fernie's cultural scene.

Keywords: Arts and Culture · Art Councils

Volunteer Profile of Fernie and District Arts Council


Fernie and District Arts Council

Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group Society
1240 Gladstone Ave, Victoria, British Columbia

The Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group Society (Fernwood NRG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Fernwood.

Keywords: Family Services · Community Services

Volunteer Profile of Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group Society


Fibromyalgia WellSpring Foundation

Fibromyalgia WellSpring Foundation
109-20631 Fraser Hwy, Langley, British Columbia

We are a Registered Canadian Charity that focuses on Fibromyalgia.

Keywords: Health and Medicine · Disorders

Volunteer Profile of Fibromyalgia WellSpring Foundation


Fibromyalgia WellSpring Foundation

Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Association
61 Filberg Rd, Comox, British Columbia

Today the Lodge, its many outbuildings, and any fence or rock wall you see are looked after by the not-for-profit organization the FHLPA. The FHLPA is a registered charity that relies on fund-raising and donations to maintain and restore the buildings within the Park. The Town of Comox employs a full-time gardener year-round to care for the beautiful grounds and gardens.

Keywords: Environment

Volunteer Profile of Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Association


Fibromyalgia WellSpring Foundation

First Nations Education Steering Committee
100 Park Royal South, Suite 113, West Vancouver, British Columbia

The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) was founded in 1992 by participants at a provincial First Nations education conference at the Vancouver Friendship Centre. That visionary group of people determined the need for a First Nations-controlled collective organization focused on advancing quality education for all First Nations learners, and they set out FNESC's commitment to supporting First Nations in their efforts to improve the success of all First Nations students in BC.

Keywords: First Nation and Aboriginal Peoples · Education and Literacy

Volunteer Profile of First Nations Education Steering Committee


Fibromyalgia WellSpring Foundation

First Nations Emergency Services Society
102 - 70 Orwell Street, North Vancouver, British Columbia

First Nations' Emergency Services Society of British Columbia (FNESS) is incorporated under the Society Act of British Columbia. Our mission is to assist First Nations in developing and sustaining safer and healthier communities

Keywords: Search and Rescue · First Nation and Aboriginal Peoples · Emergency and Safety

Volunteer Profile of First Nations Emergency Services Society


Fibromyalgia WellSpring Foundation

First Nations Finance Authority
202 - 3500 Carrington Road, Westbank, British Columbia

In 1992 it was just an idea: a non-profit Aboriginal government-owned and controlled institution built to provide all First Nations and Aboriginal governments, big or small, urban or remote, resource rich or not, with the same finance instruments that other levels of government in Canada have at their disposal to build safe, healthy and prosperous communities. Now it is a reality.

Keywords: Leadership · First Nation and Aboriginal Peoples

Volunteer Profile of First Nations Finance Authority


Fibromyalgia WellSpring Foundation

First Nations Fisheries Council
202-100 Park Royal South, West Vancouver, British Columbia

The chief focus of the FNFC is to develop governance mechanisms, form collaborative relationships among First Nations organizations, and work together to build a cohesive voice on fisheries matters. Working together will allow First Nations to harness the capacity needed for meaningful engagement and participation in integrated fisheries planning and management, and to inform political processes to generate substantive change on matters related to Pacific fisheries.

Keywords: First Nation and Aboriginal Peoples · Environment

Volunteer Profile of First Nations Fisheries Council


Fibromyalgia WellSpring Foundation

First Nations Health Council
1205-100 Park Royal South?, West Vancouver, British Columbia

BC First Nations have adopted a First Nations health governance structure with four key First Nations components: First Nations Health Council (governance and political oversight); First Nations Health Authority (service and operations); First Nations Health Directors Association (technical advice and professional development for First Nations health directors); and, Regional Caucuses (provide direction, guidance, feedback).

Keywords: Health · First Nation and Aboriginal Peoples · Family Services · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of First Nations Health Council


Fibromyalgia WellSpring Foundation

First Nations Schools Association
100 Park Royal South, Suite 113, West Vancouver, British Columbia

The First Nations Schools Association is dedicated to serving the approximately 130 First Nations community schools in British Columbia. It is an independent, non-profit society and charity directed by representatives of those schools.

Keywords: First Nation and Aboriginal Peoples · Education and Literacy

Volunteer Profile of First Nations Schools Association




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