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 […]

Chefs in the House presented by Pacific Restaurant Supply

Every Thursday from October 8 to November 5, Zoom in to the “Chefs in the House presented by Pacific Restaurant Supply” virtual fundraiser, and learn the secrets of gourmet cooking from the pros! All funds raised go towards Dan’s Legacy’s counselling and life- skills programs for youth at risk in Metro Vancouver. Join chefs Bruce […]

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 […]

Mental Health Week – The Story of “Jacob”

“Jacob”, (23) is half Indigenous and born into a family with a history of alcoholism. As a child he was unaware of his Indigenous heritage but when it was revealed, he became the victim of racist bullying in elementary school. “Jacob” also experienced many other forms of trauma in childhood which led to anxiety, depression, […]

Mental Health Week – The Story of “Denne”

“Denne” (22) has had an eventful few years, some good, but many bad. After years of trauma as a child in foster care, they ended up homeless, couch surfing and into party mode. When “Denne” came out as Queer, they immediately lost whatever family ties and former friends they had had. Dan’s Legacy connected “Denne” […]