Giving back to the Community
In my early twenties for NYE, I went to a sold out Tragically Hip show. Feeling the rush of emotion from the music and the energy of almost 19,000 people, I declared to a friend ‘I am going to affect positive change in this many people in my lifetime’ with the biggest grin on my face. She smiled back, gave me a hug and said ‘I know you will Annie’. And the journey began.
Change begins within yourself. And then you start in your own backyard. This is why a dedicated portion of each for-profit workshop will be donated to non-profits that are near and dear to my heart. When you invest in yourself, you invest in your community and commit to helping others.
The following are local charities and groups that I have personally invested volunteer time and wish to continue giving back through donations and aid to those who cannot financially afford to invest in personal development.
The Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society is a for purpose charitable organization that has been serving the Sea to Sky Community for 34 years. The Women’s Centre is focused on supporting women, children and youth experiencing high conflict, violence or abuse and are in need of emergency shelter, support, referrals and advocacy.
As Canada’s leading child and youth mentoring charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens.
Kidsport Squamish believes that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. We raise funds in the community to help achieve our mission: removing the financial barriers so that all children can participate in sports programs.
Established in 1997, the Squamish Breakfast Club is a growing group of individuals from the local business and community service sector. They meet on a regular basis to discuss current issues and share information and concerns from a business and community perspective.